June 9th, 2009

Boo-Hoo, Poor Dan Marino! It’s 4th & Long On The Field Of Real Estate

I’m a Jets fan, so I feel zero pity for man.  From The Wall Street Journal:

Marino Adds Furniture, Football to Home Offer

By Sarah Lin

Unable to find a buyer for his Weston, Fla., home, Hall of Fame quarterback Dan Marino has a new game plan: He’s throwing in $1.5 million worth of designer furniture—and a signed football, too.

The former Miami Dolphin first listed the house—about 25 miles west of Fort Lauderdale—three years ago and twice cut the price. Now, Mr. Marino, 47 years old, and his wife, Claire, are asking $13.5 million for the 15,000-square-foot Tuscan home on four acres. They built it in 1998 and among other things put in a new master suite and marble showers. The home has 10 bedrooms, 12 bathrooms and two powder rooms. The property includes two guest houses, a pool, a putting green, a 5,000-bottle wine cellar and a pond stocked with fresh bass.

Dan Marino’s Florida home is currently on the market for $13.5 million.

With three kids in college and a fourth graduating from high school soon, “we’re looking to downsize a little bit,” Mr. Marino says. The former footballer, who retired in 2000, first put the home on the market in 2006 for $15.9 million. Now, the home is being offered fully furnished, says listing agent Giselle Bonetti of One Sotheby’s Realty, which is marketing the property with Quintessentially Estates.

Mr. Marino adds, “I’ll leave one football, how’s that?”