New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady couldn't pull out a win against the Denver Broncos to make it to Super Bowl 50, but his former 14,000-square-foot mansion easily trumped every lavish it home it faced off against in our quest to find the most over-the-top house owned (previously or currently) by an NFL player.
Brady and his Brentwood estate, which he sold in 2014 to Dr. Dre, will now face one last challenger: Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch.
Lynch's Bay Area-mansion is half the size of Brady's, but it sits right on the harbor and features a 58-foot long boat dock (the closest Brady's house gets to the water is a fake moat and a swimming pool). Which house should be named the champion of lavishness?
Brady and his wife supermodel Gisele Bündchen spent $20 million constructing a French villa-inspired estate designed by architect Richard Landry (↑). It covers nearly four acres in Brentwood and includes a moat, a six-car garage, and an extensive home gym—alongside solar energy and graywater recycling systems. Before quickly selling it in 2014 to Dr. Dre), they made time for an Architectural Digest feature to show it off.
Lynch bought his five-bedroom, 7,000-square-foot mansion (↓) for $3.6 million in 2012. It sits on the San Francisco Bay, and has stunning water views from nearly every room. It features a soaring living spaces with expansive glass walls, a home theater, an elevator, and 58-foot long boat dock.
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