Joe Montana Drops Home Price by $14 Million
As if the San Francisco 49ers needed another hit
, one of its most famous alumna, Joe Montana, has defeatedly cut the asking price
of his stunning Calistoga, Calif.,
home by a whopping $14 million.
The 500-acre "Villa Montana," which hit the market in 2009 for $49 million
(get it?), is now selling for a 29 percent markdown at $35 million
-- proof that even NFL Hall of Famers
might be fumbling in a depressed housing market and sluggish economy.
Though, looking at pictures of the spectacular home, you'd be easily fooled into thinking it would sell anyway. The sprawling 9,700-square-foot Tuscan main house sits in lush wine country and is described by Joe Cool himself as "an expression of art and architecture."
Though our friends at Curbed
report that the estate lacks any "trace of a football past," it's still incredibly sports-friendly with full equestrian facilities (Montana loves horseback-riding), a basketball court, a swimming pool, a skeet-shooting range and even a bocce ball court. Inside the main house, you can enjoy some excellent Superbowl Sunday-friendly amenities -- a beer tap, pizza oven and (multiple) flat-screen HDTVs, so you won't miss a play.
For those who aren't big on sports, that's fine too -- the estate also boasts an olive farm, a spa and a 45-foot-deep pond stocked with local bass.
Avram Goldman from Pacific Union International has the listing.
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