By Neal J. Leitereg
When we last left off the Dashon Goldson trail, the former 49ers Pro Bowl safety was days away from taking on the Baltimore Ravens in Super Bowl XLVII and a few weeks removed from buying a luxury condo in Marina del Rey, Calif. Goldson has since departed San Francisco for Tampa Bay -– the Hawk signed a five-year, $41.25 million contract with the Buccaneers this off-season –- but that has not stopped the defensive back from continuing to invest in California real estate.
It seems Goldson has targeted Marina del Rey as a prime area for investment. Since shelling out $550,000 on a top-shelf condo at the Regatta Seaside a year ago, the free safety has gone on a spending spree in the coastal community.
Records show that Goldson closed on a south-facing unit in the Azzurra for $635,000 in March. The two bedroom residence boasts a wrap-around balcony and a host of luxury features. In addition, guests of the full-service high-rise receive access to a rooftop sky-lounge, a pair of spas, a pool, a fine art collection and a professional fitness center with a yoga studio.
After buying in the Azzurra, the defensive standout was at it again in May, this time buying a smaller, 1,142-square-foot unit at the Cove for $591,000. Like the Regatta Seaside and the Azzurra, residents of the Cove are treated to a host of complimentary guest features, including access to a gym, a pool and an outdoor barbecue lounge with a bar.
Goldson's most recent purchase came just last month, when he dropped $415,000 on another residence at the Azzurra. The smallest of the safety's four Marina del Rey properties, the 860-square-foot one-bedroom offers vaulted ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, a gourmet kitchen and a pair of parking spots.
In addition to his quartet of luxury condos, the Harbor City, Calif., native also owns a single-family home in Encinco, CA. In early 2012, Goldson spent $1.24 million on a five-bedroom, four-bathroom property in the Los Angeles County community. In addition to offering some 4,000-plus square feet, Goldson's Encino home boasts a grand foyer with Versace-patterned travertine flooring, an antique wrought-iron staircase and a master suite with a pair of walk-in closets and a spa-like bath.
After six stellar seasons in San Francisco, Goldson is expected to anchor Greg Schiano's up-and-coming defensive unit in Tampa. He joins a revamped secondary that includes perennial Pro Bowl corner Darrelle Revis, who was acquired in a trade with the New York Jets, second-year pro Mark Barron and 2013 second-round pick Johnthan Banks.
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