I wasn’t going to post this 7,000 sq. ft. house of two-time Super Bowl champion linebacker James Farrior is selling ($4,450,000) in Tarzana, California, but then I realized Steelers fans are never satisfied and will click on team-related content until they’re completely exhausted. And, it’s rare to see so much indoor-outdoor living from an athlete’s house.
If you like modern pocket doors that make it feel like you’re one push of a button away from sleeping outside in the elements, then this six-bedroom, seven and a half bath monster is for you. By my count, there are seven massive pocket doors on this property that can be opened if you’re jonesing for some serious open concepting.
From Farrior’s realtor – his wife!
Gated, elevated, private, ONE STORY. Flat ~30, 000 SF lot! Exceptional 7, 000 SF newer build sleek, custom smart estate. European Oak wood flooring, luxe fixtures, and natural marble throughout. 6 ensuite bedrooms (PLUS guest house with a 3/4 bath). Seamless indoor-outdoor living complemented by pocket doors and an indoor courtyard w/ fountain. Chef’s kitchen is abound with Subzero/WOLF appliances, a Carrara marble center island, 3 sinks, 2 dishwashers, 3 ovens, espresso maker, warming drawer, walk-in pantry, & butlers pantry with full sink. Temp-controlled wine rm.
Spacious media room w/ a full screen. Primary BR features outdoor seating, fireplace, 2 walk-in closets, a stand-alone tub, large in-seat shower, and 2 toilet rooms. The park-like grounds incl. citrus trees, turf, a large, heated pool/spa, an outdoor kitchen, a fire pit, and 2 covered patios. Walk to Whole Foods, El Caballero CC, Braemar CC. Minutes to Westfield Topanga Mall. Plenty of room for sport court or addl SF.
If I have any beef with this house, it’s that I don’t see many spots for guys to be guys. Where exactly did James get away to have some ‘me’ time? The guesthouse makes the most sense, but then it starts to feel like you’re avoiding the wife and then she gets emotional. I feel like one of the bedrooms in this beast could be blown up and turned into a gaming space/a place to have a cocktail. This house needs a golf simulator room. A new owner might want to rip down the guest house and build a bigger one. I’m thinking golf simulator, Golden Tee, frozen margarita machines and a pool table.
Guys, remember, we owe it to ourselves to have space to feel alive. If the wife gets her open floor plan so she doesn’t “feel so closed in,” then we get garage space or a pool house to jerk around. That’s the deal. It should be written into our vows.
Mortgage: $14,900/mo. according to Realtor.