The biggest names in sports pay top dollar for homes that feature everything they need to relax off the court, field or ring.
We estimated the approximate current value of each house by looking at recent sales and public assessors’ records, and speaking to expert realtors and appraisers in these homes’ markets.
6. Greg Norman’s exclusive sports club paradise
Estimated value: $25 million
Greg “The Shark” Norman listed his Boca Raton home for a cool $25 million in June 2013 and, according to The Real Deal, it’s still on the market for the same unwavering tag price.
With seven bedrooms and 19 bathrooms, the near-30,000-square-foot home has four floors, a 10-car garage, and greenery all around. And it’s getting even bigger: Last summer, Norman obtained a $15 million loan to expand the estate even further.
For its price, it’s nearly double the value of the second-most expensive home on the block.
5. Paul Allen’s modern Silicon Valley mansion
Seattle Seahawks and Portland Trail Blazers owner
Estimated value: $27 million
Money is hardly an issue for billionaire Paul Allen, but even so, he landed a deal on his Silicon Valley estate, paying only $27 million off of a $31.8 million asking price.
Just one of Allen’s many properties (he also owns homes in Seattle, Hawaii, and New York, to name a few), the 22,000-square-foot Atherton manor sits across two acres, and features a whopping seven fireplaces and vaulted ceilings throughout. Other amenities include a movie theater, fire pit, and guest house.
4. Tiger Woods’ Jupiter Island golf paradise
Estimated value: $45.5 million
Woods moved into his new Florida mansion in 2011, following his divorce. The house itself, while impressive with its huge oceanview windows and large wine cellar, has a whole lot more for Woods to enjoy: It also comes equipped with many property-side luxuries, like a running track and a 3.5-acre backyard golf course.
After a long day on the course, Woods can cool off in either the 100-foot lap pool or 60-foot diving pool. The property also features a combination tennis/basketball court, in case he’d rather unwind by shooting a few hoops.
3. David Beckham’s West London digs
Retired soccer player
Estimated value: $57.1 million
In October 2013, David and Victoria Beckham sold their 12-acre Hertfordshire estate for £12 million and snatched up a new “Beckingham Palace” in Kensington & Chelsea. The reported £30 million they paid for it, plus the £5million set aside for renovation, would come out to US$57.1 million.
The home, they say, is beautiful: Largely unaltered for the last 150 years, it’s more than 9,000 square feet, with seven bedrooms, five bathrooms, and a panic room. Victoria Beckham was in charge of redecorating, and is said to have recruited the talent of friend and interior designer Kelly Hoppen to bring her posh vision to life.
2. Tom Hicks’ Dallas estate
Former Texas Rangers and Liverpool Football Club owner
Estimated value: $100 million
Tom Hicks’ lavish Dallas residence, known as the Hicks Estate, is up for sale — for a lofty $100 million. That’s a significant step down from its orginal $135 million listing in 2013, but it still remains the most expensive home in Dallas.
The formidable price tag isn’t unfounded, however. The lavish home, located in the highly-regarded Preston Hollow neighborhood, sits on 25 acres of land and covers over 50,000 square feet. Inside, there’s “his” and “hers” closets and bathrooms, a movie theater, a panic room, and seven garages. That’s not all: The outdoor space features a country club-sized pool and a helipad.
1. Stanley Kroenke’s massive Midwest property
Denver Nuggets, Colorado Avalanche, St. Louis Rams, and Arsenal FC owner
Estimated value: >$132.5 million
In November 2012, Kroenke bought the 124,000-acre Broken O Ranch in Augusta, Montana, for a staggering $132.5 million. Broken O Ranch, which dates back to the 1800s, has an enormous capacity for agriculture and raising cattle, meaning it’s a money-maker.
If that weren’t enough, Kroenke also owns Wyoming’s 540,000-acre Q Creek Ranch, the largest contiguous ranch in the Rocky Mountains.
These, plus other properties, make Kroenke the eighth largest landowner in the country, with a total of 864,000 acres under his belt buckle.