Newly retired Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver, Hines Ward, is getting rid of his 12,836-square-foot Atlanta home on Riverside Drive and it’s now on the market for $7.5 million.
The beautiful Mediterranean-influenced home was built in 2008 as the athlete’s dream home, consisting of 17 rooms, fine woodwork, pool and poker rooms, TV lounges and an outdoor Jacuzzi.
But there’s so much more to the house.
There’s an extra living space, a separate apartment sits over a three-car garage, the two-acre property also includes a full basketball court, a resort-style pool and an elevator in the home.
“Before I built my dream house, I spent years clipping pictures from magazines. I watch design shows on TV; I make mental notes wherever I go – friends’ places, hotels. You can be amazed at what you pick up just by paying attention.”
In the meantime, just after Ward announced his retirement, the star was offered a coaching job for a local high school team.
“I got an email from the athletic director, asking if I had any interest,” Ward said with a laugh about his first post-retirement job offer. “I woke up this morning and it was the first thing I read.”
The offer came from the prestigious private Westminster School of Atlanta.
Despite his love for the game, he’s not quite ready to jump on a coaching opportunity. He’s going to see what else is out there.
After all, he’s a retired legendary pro athlete AND, lest we not forget, the reigning champion of “Dancing with the Stars.”