10 amazing Philadelphia athlete and celebrity homes
10 amazing Philly athlete homes
If you've followed NBC Sports Philadelphia for any amount of time, then you know I have a strong affinity for the luxury homes that Philadelphia athletes live in. In this gallery, you'll find some of my all-time favorites and six new homes never before posted before on this website. The list is in no particular order.
9. Rod Brind'Amour
Former Flyer and current Carolina Hurricanes head coach Rod Brind'Amour has taken his Raleigh, North Carolina, home on and off the market a few times. He said he likes to list it in the offseason so it doesn't interrupt his job. Well, it's back on the blocks for a cool $3 million. The main features include a movie theater and pool, but there's also some fun photos where you can see Brindy's personal things on the wall on the Zillow.com listing page.
8. Raul Ibanez
Here's an oldie but goodie. Raul Ibanez was a fan favorite in Philly during his time in the city, but his old house in Washington is still one of my favorites. An athlete's dream, be sure to check out the sports arena Ibanez built and the incredible pool with baseball art.
Here's a link to the listing page, with photos.
7. Cole Hamels
This is just a great story. Cole and Heidi Hamels bought this incredible mansion in Branson, Missouri, with designs of building it out and making it their own. Instead, the Hamels decided to donate the $9.75 million property to a charity that supports children with special needs.
Here's a link to our story with more photos from before Hamels donated the house.
5. Placido Polanco
Believe it or not, former Phillie Placido Polanco had one of the most incredible homes you'll ever see. More of a resort than a single-family home, this place is ridiculous and sold for just north of $4.5 million.
The photos of the property have to be seen to be believed. You can find them here.
4. Pat Burrell
This one is a beauty. While "Pat the Bat" hasn't lived here since 2013, it most recently sold for $3 million. Located in Arizona, you can see Burrell's jersey hanging in the photos from the previous listing when he was the resident. This modern home looks like an amazing place to entertain all year long with the outdoor space and views.
See more photos here.