Former San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Jerry Rice recently put his Atherton home on the market for $14,750,000 (represented by longtime friend Pierre Buljan of Cashin Company). Our friends at Haute Living recently spoke to Rice about the home, giving the kind of background on it that shows how much passion went into its creation.
Lencioni Construction oversaw the custom build of the home, while Jerry’s wife Jacqueline worked with Malibu-Architects Ca. on the interiors. It took one year to design and three years after that to complete the build, at a reported price of nearly $1,000 per square foot.
The gated estate is perched on 1.4 acres and set 250 yards back from the street. Rice spent over a year looking for the right location for his home.
“The lot is really unique for the area,” Rice told Haute Living. “Because it is set so far back from the road, it’s perfect because it gives us privacy. You don’t want a house that sits right on Atherton Avenue because of the noise and the traffic. The beauty of the lot and the long driveway for us as a family was that the kids and I could play outside anytime without having to worry about security or privacy issues.”
The three-story French chateau-style mansion, includes six bedroom suites, seven full baths and three half baths, a library, office, gourmet kitchen, state-of-the-art movie theater, seven-car garage, and a 5,000+ square foot basement level that includes a game room, full bar, wine room, full gym with sauna and steam room, and a crafts room.
The house contains approximately $2 million worth of electronic equipment. The family room is equipped with a huge plasma television as the focal point, surrounded by six smaller TVs.
The gym reportedly has more than $500,000 worth of equipment, including two treadmills, free weights, a sauna, and steam room with cold-plunge shower.
“That has been the most important part of the house for me,” Jerry said. “If I’m up late and can’t sleep, I can just trot downstairs for a workout and then relax in the sauna or rejuvenate with the cold plunge. I love it for privacy reasons, too. I love being able to get into my workout without having to consider the social aspects of going out to a gym.”
The 1.2 acre grounds are set behind gates with a pool, spa, covered veranda with built-in heaters and speakers, stone outdoor fireplace, a dog run/kennel, and a guest house with kitchenette and full bath.
Offered at $14,750,000
Size: 6-bedroom/11 baths, approx. 15,000 square feet
Further Information: pierrebuljan.com [Pierre Buljan]