Now a Falcon, All-Pro RB Todd Gurley Upgrades to Bigger Nest in SoCal


Although he’s left the Los Angeles Rams, Atlanta Falcons running back Todd Gurley has set down roots in SoCal. The two-time All-Pro recently purchased a massive $4.15 million mansion in Chatsworth, CA.

The deal for his new—and much larger—place closed in June, so now he’s unloading a smaller home in the same city for $2,295,000.

The home Gurley’s selling is located in the guard-gated Indian Springs Estates development and sits at the outer edge of Los Angeles County. Completed in 2005, the five-bedroom Spanish-style house is said to offer “flawless luxury and grandeur” across its 5,133 square feet of living space.

As you enter the grand foyer through glass double entry doors, you’ll see a dramatic staircase, soaring ceilings, and an intricate and elegant chandelier. Flooring in the home is a mix of stone and dark hardwood, with a striking inlay tile design in the foyer.

The gorgeous kitchen is a chef’s dream, complete with granite countertops, high-end cabinetry, dual ovens, and an island to provide ample space for prep.

Front exterior of mansion in Chatsworth, CA
Front exterior of mansion in Chatsworth, CA

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Grand foyer

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Chef’s kitchen

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Living area with fireplace

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Master suite

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Master bathroom

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The luxurious master suite has double glass doors, which open to a private en suite bathroom. Inside, you’ll find a huge tub with spectacular mountain views, a walk-in shower with bench, built-in vanity, and a large walk-in closet.

Outside, the grounds of the 1-acre-plus property feature a resort-style pool with a waterfall and slide, a half-basketball court, hot tub, and a built-in barbecue station.

Basketball court
Basketball court

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Pool

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In late June, Gurley closed on a deal to double his square footage in the same gated community. He purchased a massive, 10,560-square-foot estate that’s about five houses down from the home he’s now selling. His new custom-built home sits on 2 acres and features six bedrooms and eight bathrooms.

Gurley, 26, starred in college at the University of Georgia. He was selected by the then-St. Louis Rams in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft.

He starred for the Rams for five seasons and was a key member of the 2018 team that made it all the way to the Super Bowl. After the Rams released him in March, he signed a one-year contract with the Atlanta Falcons worth $5.5 million.

Tai Savetsila has the listing.



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Now a Cowboy, Former Bengals QB Andy Dalton Selling Cincinnati Home


Former Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton is looking to score a sale of his home in Cincinnati.

Now that the longtime Bengal signal-caller has signed on with the Dallas Cowboys, he’s vacated the Ohio abode. The traditional-style residence is now available for $2.5 million, the Cincinnati Enquirer reported.

For Bengals fans, moving into a piece of sports history might be an added amenity.

Dalton purchased the place for $1.05 million in 2016—and scored a bargain in the process. The home had been on the market for over a year and was initially listed for $1,425,000.

While a sale at Dalton’s current asking price would be a big win, he did invest in a significant renovation, which may cut into his profit.

For the next owner, though, the turnkey option is a “buyer’s dream,” according to the listing details. The listing also notes that the home has been “impeccably designed and completely renovated.”

Entry of Cincinnati home
Entry of Cincinnati home

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Living room

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Open kitchen and casual dining area
Open kitchen and casual dining area

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Family room
Family room

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Master bedroom
Master bedroom

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Lower-level lounge
Lower-level lounge

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Covered deck with outdoor fireplace
Covered deck with outdoor fireplace

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The charming home features five bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, and 5,654 square feet of living space. From the front of the house, a large, covered porch is spacious enough for some outdoor furniture. Inside, the formal living room with a fireplace is surrounded by built-in shelving.

A formal dining area features a chandelier and a bar cart. The stylish open kitchen includes an island, casual dining area, open shelving, and a herringbone backsplash.

The kitchen opens onto a family room and French doors that open to the backyard. An adjacent space includes a built-in desk.

Upstairs, the master bedroom has a walk-in closet and a large bathroom with separate shower, tub, and dual vanities. Most of the other bedrooms can be found on the second floor.

However, a guest bedroom and bath are located on the home’s lower level. That bottom floor also includes a game room and lounge area with a flat-screen TV.

Sharp-eyed fans may spot some sports memorabilia decorating the space. A yoga or exercise area with a mirrored wall is also set up.

Outside, a covered deck features a seating area with an outdoor fireplace and TV, as well as a grassy lawn. The property also includes a three-car garage.

Dalton, 32, was drafted by the Bengals in 2011, and starred as quarterback for nine seasons, making the Pro Bowl three times and reaching the playoffs four times. After his release from Cincy, he signed a one-year deal with the Cowboys worth up to $7 million.

Here’s a bonus for the Texas native. He has no need to go house-hunting, since he already owns property in Dallas. Dalton has roots in the area, as he starred in college at Texas Christian University, in nearby Fort Worth.

Drew Homan with Coldwell Banker West Shell-Hyde Park holds the listing.



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Redskins Coach Ron Rivera Selling His Charlotte Home for $1.3M


While occupied with the NFL Draft, Ron Rivera, former head coach of the Carolina Panthers, is also strategizing a sale of his home in Charlotte, NC. The brick beauty can be yours for $1,335,000.

Known as “Riverboat Ron,” Rivera was let go by the Panthers in 2019, and has set sail for Washington, DC, for a new post with the Redskins.

Rivera picked up the property in 2011 for $1 million, the year he joined the Panthers. The spacious 5,442-square-foot build offers five bedrooms and five bathrooms, and is in “one of the best lots in the gated community of Heydon Hall,” according to the listing details.

For Panthers fans, the home contains a few special touches. 

Inside, you’re greeted by an entry with curved stairs, leading on to the living area and a formal dining room.

The kitchen includes high-end JennAir double ovens and cooktop, a built-in fridge, and a beverage fridge. It also has an island with a built-in nook for the dog bowl—possibly a custom addition.

The Riveras are dog lovers and recently held a fundraiser for the Humane Society of Charlotte, where they adopted their adorable pups.

Ron Rivera's home in Charlotte, NC
Ron Rivera’s home in Charlotte, NC

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Entry and formal dining room
Entry and formal dining room

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Breakfast nook and family room
Breakfast nook and family room

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Kitchen
Kitchen

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Custom wine cellar with Panthers logo
Custom wine cellar with Panthers logo

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Screening room
Screening room

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Covered deck
Covered deck

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Autographed TV cover on terrace
Autographed TV cover on terrace

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The master suite on the main level includes a bath with heated tile floors. A custom wine cellar and study with French doors includes a Panthers logo on a stained-glass window. 

Upstairs is a media room, a separate office with built-in desk and cabinets, and additional storage.

Outside, the covered terrace offers another surprise for the next owner: an outdoor TV with an autographed cover from Rivera.

“I asked him to autograph it when movers were finishing up,” says the listing agent, Bryan Criminger with Allen Tate Realtors-Charlotte-SouthPark. “He added ‘2013 and 2015 NFL Coach of the Year.’ The TV and cover are included in the sale for the buyer.”

Criminger notes that many of the home’s winning features are outside.

“The outdoor living space with the saltwater pool, outdoor kitchen with grill, pizza oven, warming drawer, beverage fridge, and custom fire pit are standout features of the home,” he says.

In addition, the nearly half-acre property comes with a separate apartment with a kitchen, over the two-car garage.

And, because the sellers have since vacated the well-kept home, it’s move-in ready.

Coach Rivera recently dialed up another real estate play. He purchased a $2.3 million Pebble Beach vacation home in February. Located on a country club, the 1920s, fully renovated three-bedroom retreat is near the golf course and the beach.

River, 58, played nine seasons for the Chicago Bears, where he won a Super Bowl ring with the 1985 team. After retiring as a player, he began his coaching career in 1997.

He coached in Carolina from 2011 to 2019, and racked up the most wins for the team of any of its coaches, including a Super Bowl appearance in the 2015 season. Despite his success, he was fired midway through the 2019 season.



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NFL Draft: We Pick Homes for Joe Burrow and Tua Tagovailoa


With live sports on pause, sports fans were parched for the NFL draft. And although the draft this year was performed via an intricate televised conference call, it didn’t dull interest in the slightest.

The two big names in the draft were at football’s glamour position—both highly touted quarterbacks. Heisman Trophy winner Joe Burrow out of Louisiana State University was picked first overall by the Cincinnati Bengals, and University of Alabama star Tua Tagovailoa was selected by the Miami Dolphins, four picks later.

Now that these franchises have hitched their fortunes to these young signal callers, we wanted to step onto the field and offer our real estate playbook.

So where should Burrow and Tagovailoa buy? We huddled up and chose criteria. For both cities, we focused on newer homes that won’t require a ton of maintenance and are relatively close to the team’s training facilities. We also kept within a “modest” price range for athletes. Hey, there’s always room to upgrade to a true baller spread when a glorious second contract comes to fruition.

Plus, choosing a great-looking home in the coronavirus era is more important than ever. As we know from Twitter’s reaction to the home decor of players and coaches participating remotely in the draft, your living space does get noticed. 

Join us as we diagram a few landing spots for two of the NFL’s most exciting new stars.

3 Homes for Joe Burrow

Price: $1,030,000
Fantastic features: Built in 2017, this three-bedroom home is just minutes from downtown. It also offers what looks to be move-in ready luxury. A contemporary-style home with high-end finishes, it offers an open floor plan, 10-foot ceilings, and top-of-the-line kitchen appliances. Best of all? It’s only about 10 minutes to Paul Brown Stadium. 

2124 Gold St.
2124 Gold St.

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Price: $1,200,000
Fantastic features: Located on the edge of the Ohio River, this brand-new home is less than 10 minutes to the stadium. Burrow would be wise to snap up this place in a new gated community of just 13 homes; it’s also the only lot left with the option for a rooftop deck. The four-bedroom rowhouse features a large great room, an elevator, a three-car garage, and three terraces. The property comes with a bike path and a kayak ramp. A kayak ramp!

2433 Riverside Dr.
2433 Riverside Dr.

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Price: $1,100,000
Fantastic features: This luxury condo offers construction from 2017—inside a historic downtown building dating to 1875. This spacious three-bedroom unit features an open floor plan with high-end finishes. Garage parking comes with direct elevator access to the unit—a plus for privacy. The space includes a kitchen with marble and granite surfaces as well as high-end appliances. There’s also a living wall, a large balcony, and a rooftop deck with a semiprivate terrace. Just a half-mile from the stadium, the building is within walking distance to restaurants and entertainment venues. 

15 W. Fourth St.
15 W. Fourth St.

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3 homes for Tua Tagovailoa

Price: $2,699,000
Fantastic features: Built in 2019, this spectacular modern home in Coconut Grove is ready for a star resident. Security features include fencing and exterior lighting. The five-bedroom home includes a large den, open kitchen, spacious living areas, and a “spectacular” pool and landscaping. Along with a two-car port, the driveway offers parking for 10-plus cars. While it’s a 20-minute drive from the Hard Rock Stadium and under-construction training facilities, it’s steps from Kennedy Park, Fresh Market, and Grove Marina. 

3111 SW 22nd Ave.
3111 SW 22nd Ave.

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Price: $2,625,000
Fantastic features: This brand-new build has it all. The modern design of this six-bedroom home mixes with tropical vibes. Details include natural wood flooring, a green wall in the living room, wine cellar, and open kitchen. The outdoor space comes with a pool and spa. The home is equipped with light dimmers, speakers, cameras, and an alarm—all controlled via app. The drive is about a half-hour to the stadium, but the amenities and cool design may make it worth the commute.

4000 Battersea Rd.
4000 Battersea Rd.

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Price: $2,495,000
Fantastic features: Welcome to stereotypical Miami! Perched atop Icon Brickell Tower, this two-level corner penthouse is located on the 57th floor, offering views of Miami Beach, Fisher Island, Key Biscayne, and the Port of Miami. This posh unit screams, “You have arrived.”

The 2,538-square-foot penthouse includes both indoor and outdoor living spaces. The main level features a kitchen with Italian cabinetry, and a master suite with walk-in closets and spa bathroom. The second floor features a family room and an oversize terrace with wet bar.

The building’s amenities include three pools, a spa, fitness center, on-site dining, and 24/7 concierge service. 

465 Brickell Ave.
465 Brickell Ave.

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Catch NFL Legend Lynn Swann’s Modern L.A. Home for $3.6M


Football Hall of Famer Lynn Swann wants to catch a buyer for his beautiful Los Angeles home. Located in the middle of the city, it’s on the market for $3,595,000.

Swann scooped up the place in 2017 for $3,080,000, right after the former wide receiver was named athletic director at the University of Southern California, his alma mater. 

After three tumultuous years at USC, Swann resigned from the position. Now, he’s ready to move on from his home.

The residence was built in 2014, but Swann left custom touches the next owner can enjoy.

“You have a really well-built home that the Swanns have taken to the next level with their designer,” says listing agent Eric Lavey with Sotheby’s International Realty Beverly Hills Brokerage. “Their style is wonderful.”

Open living space
Open living space

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Dining area

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Kitchen

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Staircase
Staircase

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A bedroom
A bedroom

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Upstairs patio
Upstairs patio

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Outdoor pool and living space
Outdoor pool and living space

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The open and airy home now features built-in cabinetry, and a modern outdoor space with a kitchen was added next to the pool and spa. The furnishings are available for an additional cost.

Set on a 6,757-square-foot lot, the five-bedroom home has glorious indoor-outdoor flow thanks to disappearing glass walls, which open to the pool and patio. Privacy is ensured thanks to mature hedges surrounding the exterior.

The open layout includes a sleek kitchen, dining area, and living area. A dual-sided fireplace adds warmth to the minimalist space. A floating staircase leads to the bedrooms and additional patio space overlooking the yard.

Located near the Hancock Park and Beverly Grove neighborhoods, the home is an easy walk to local cafes and restaurants, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Swann, 67, has had a legendary career. At USC as a football player, he was an All-American for the Trojans. With the Pittsburgh Steelers from 1974 to 1982, he won four Super Bowl championships and was named Super Bowl MVP. In 2001, he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.


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Seahawks’ Mike Iupati Sells Arizona Home With Pro Sports Pedigree


Former Arizona Cardinals guard Mike Iupati recently unloaded his Tuscan-style resort home in Phoenix for $1.45 million, about $50,000 shy of his original asking price.

According to the Los Angeles Times, the hulking offensive lineman was the fourth professional athlete to own the home over the last decade or so. Given the number of pro athletes the home has attracted, chances are that the recent buyer is a baller of some sort.

The roster of owners of the 5,570-square-foot home includes former NFL quarterback Matt Leinart, NBA All-Star Amar’e Stoudemire, and former NFL guard Daryn Colledge.

Now playing for the Seattle Seahawks, Iupati purchased the home in 2015 for $1.365 million.

Wrought-iron accents adorn the staircase.
Wrought-iron accents adorn the staircase.

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Greek columns add drama to the dining and living space.
Greek columns add drama to the dining and living space.

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The lush landscape gives the home the feel of a resort.
The lush landscape gives the home the feel of a resort.

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The backyard features a patio, pool, and boulder slide.
The backyard features a patio, pool, and boulder slide.

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The five-bedroom home sits on an acre of land and is located about 30 miles from the stadium of the University of Phoenix. It features many custom finishes, including tile floors, dramatic pillars, a sweeping staircase, a two-story great room, wrought-iron accents, a dining room under a tray ceiling, and a family room with a fireplace.

The outside of the home resembles a luxe resort, with its lush landscaping, dining patio, and a pool with a spa, grotto, and boulder slide.

Iupati is from American Samoa, and his family had moved to California by the time he entered high school. He later attended the University of Idaho, where he was an All-American before being drafted by the 49ers in 2010. He played five seasons with the 49ers and four with the Arizona Cardinals, and has racked up four Pro Bowl appearances in 10 seasons.



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