The Real Deal Miami

After 2 years on the market, Vinny Testaverde’s Florida home is headed for auction

The retired professional football player and former University of Miami star will try to sell his 6-bedroom home in an April 9 auction
March 10, 2019 03:00PM

Vinny Testaverde and his home near Tampa (Credit: Alexander Tamargo | Mansion Global, Getty Images)

Retired professional football player and former University of Miami star Vinny Testaverde will try to sell his lake-front house near Tampa at an auction.

The six-bedroom house has been on the market for two years and currently has an asking price of $6 million.

Testaverde will try to sell the house at an April 9, auction conducted by American Heritage Realty.

In 2007, his last year as a professional football player (with the Carolina Panthers), Testaverde paid $4.5 million for his house on Lake Keystone in Odessa, a northern suburb of Tampa.

In 2013, Testaverde and his wife, Mitzi, filed a lawsuit against the builder of the house, alleging structural defects and water-intrusion problems. The couple settled the litigation in 2015.

Testaverde initially listed the house for sale in April 2017 with an asking price of $5 million.

After that listing expired, Testaverde temporarily took the house off the market, renovated the ground floor at an estimated cost of $1 million, then re-listed the property with Eva Pedone, an agent of the Engel & Völkers office in Madeira Beach.

He and his wife live at the house with one daughter. Another daughter is engaged to be married, and their son is a student at the University of Albany, so the couple decided the house is too big for them.

Testaverde rose to national prominence as quarterback of the University of Miami football team and won college football’s highest honor, the Heisman Trophy, in 1986. [Tampa Bay Times] – Mike Seemuth