Ravens' Ray Lewis Selling Palm Beach Home (House of the Day)
Once you've earned the Lombardi Trophy (twice), all others pale in comparison. That must be why former Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis has no need for his trophy home anymore. The two-time Super Bowl champ has thrown his 6,788-square-foot oceanfront mansion in Palm Beach, Fla., on the market for $5 million, Realtor.com reported.
Florida is the first place that many retirees head to, but clearly not Lewis, who retired from the NFL after helping lead the Ravens to victory last month in Super Bowl XLVII. (Lewis first snatched the Lombardi as a Raven at Super Bowl XXXV in 2001.) That makes sense because he's headed to Bristol, Conn., to become an analyst for ESPN. It's too bad, though: We can't think of a more perfect retirement spread than his Palm Beach pad.
The Mediterranean-style seven-bedroom, nine-bathroom home spills right onto the beach, with a gorgeous patio, outdoor kitchen, infinity pool and spa. Inside, huge windows offer panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean. There's a chef's kitchen with honeycomb ceilings and top-notch appliances, and the master suite is truly delectable, with a huge marbled bathroom and private balcony overlooking the ocean. Soaring ceilings and French doors give the living rooms and dining rooms plenty of space. (We can't say the exterior color of the home jibes with Lewis' often-fiery persona on the field.)
According to RealtyToday.com, property records show that Lewis bought the home for $5.2 million in April 2004. There's no attempt at making a profit for Lewis, but Palm Beach's market has been tough, post-housing bust.
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