Just three weeks after being hired by the University of Texas, the new Longhorns head football coach, Steve Sarkisian, has listed his Alabama residence for $725,000.
Sarkisian spent the last couple of seasons as the offensive coordinator at the University of Alabama under the legendary coach Nick Saban, and was a part of this year’s National Championship-winning Crimson Tide squad.
The well-traveled coach is now ready for a fresh start in Austin, which means he’s also ready to put his Tuscaloosa, AL, residence in the rearview mirror.
The home was purchased in March 2019 for $660,000, and its asking price suggests that the coach is diagramming a strategy for a modest profit.
Set in a new gated community dubbed Maison du Lac, the home was completed in 2018, and the coach has been its only owner. It initially came on the market in April 2018 for $749,900, but languished without a buyer for nearly a year, before Sarkisian swooped in and scored a deal.
Featuring Lake Tuscaloosa views, the three-level home offers four bedrooms, four bathrooms, and 3,800 square feet. An elevator connects all three levels.
The home’s ground floor features a bonus room, which could easily be used as an office space, as well as a bedroom with a full bathroom.
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On the second floor, you’ll find the main living area—dominated by a fireplace in the family room that opens to the kitchen. The kitchen features antique wooden beams and high-end commercial appliances.
Multiple windows look out to lake views, and the French doors open onto a deck. There are two bedrooms and one full bathroom on the second floor, which offers plenty of work-from-home flexibility.
The master suite, on the third level, includes a lavish bathroom with double vanities, a walk-in shower, oversize tub, and closet barn doors.
Sarkisian, 46, began his NCAA coaching career as the quarterbacks coach at the University of Southern California, back in 2001. He became a head coach at the University of Washington in 2009 and then migrated to the head coaching role at the University of Southern California in 2014.
After his controversial departure from the Trojans in 2015, he has held assistant roles with the Atlanta Falcons and the University of Alabama.
He signed a six-year, $34.2 million contract at the beginning of this month to take the helm of the Longhorns’ football program.
Alice Maxwell with Keller Williams Realty Tuscaloosa has the listing.
If you’re a die-hard Supernatural fan like us, you’re probably still reeling from the show’s finale and coping with the fact that there won’t be any new Winchester adventures for us to follow. But we’re not here to talk about that, but rather snoop into the private life of one of the series’ leading men. More specifically, Jensen Ackles’ house — which we actually think Dean Winchester would approve of.
The actor starring in CW’s longest running show and his wife Danneel opened up their 7,500-square-foot home in Austin, Texas to Architectural Digest, giving us a rare glimpse into the heartthrob’s home and personal life.
As the story goes, the couple was relocating from Los Angeles and initially considered buying a house down the road when they noticed this property (that wasn’t even for sale). But since they fell in love with it, the couple went ahead and asked the previous owners if they’d be willing to sell. And since it’s not easy resisting Jensen Ackles’ charms, they managed to convince the owners so the Ackles’ moved on to the next step –- redecorating the house.
To help out, they hired architect Paul Lamb and interior designer Fern Santini and together they came up with some brilliant ideas on how to best revamp their already-stunning new house.
“It was imperative that the house express the Ackleses — young, bold, and irreverent,” Lamb told AD.
Jensen Ackles’ house, which boasts five bedrooms, revolves around Danneel’s decorating outlook of “more is more is more!” There is a lot of color, texture, a lot of wood work going on to make it look like a lake house and endless decorations with some of the coolest background stories.
Let there be music
In Supernatural, Jensen loves music. Remember his spontaneous Eye of a Tiger outtake? Still fun to watch! There’s definitely more of where that came from in real life, since Jensen did his best to create an amazing acoustic sound in his house.
The living room is scattered with guitars and all across the shag rug lie comfy and colored floor pillows. All this because the couple loves having friends over, sitting on the floor, singing and playing the guitar.
Jensen was excited to talk about one of his favorite features of the house: “The hand-scraped wood floors undulate quite heavily, and we’ve got these giant beams and wood all around that feel like you’re in the hull of a giant ship.” “What that does is it creates an amazing acoustic sound,” he continues. “We’ve always had music in our lives, and we wanted to pass on that tradition.”
Jensen’s kick-ass bar
They’ve taken care of the music, and to complete the ambiance they got rid of the formal dining room (that nobody used anyway) and replaced it with a kick-ass bar.
Placed on one end of the large living room, the bar is made out of black walnut with black and white veined marble. The cabinets were specially made to light the expensive bourbons it holds inside.
The master suite
There’s a master bedroom swaddled in Trove wallpaper bearing vintage photography of 1920s opera boxes. The wallpaper is covered in sections by Japanese-inspired barn door panels “because sometimes you need an audience and sometimes you don’t”.
The master bathroom has a beautiful
bathtub sitting in front of a large window that provides a stunning view to the
The Mr. and Mrs. own two separate counters, because, you know, it just makes things easier in the mornings; and the inspiration for their master bathroom shower came from an Architectural Digest story featuring a steel and glass shower in the home of Neil Patrick Harris.
Jensen Ackles’ bright, wood-framed home
Thanks to exposed beams, larger expanses of windows, and rich wooden ceilings, the architect managed to simplify and open the spaces. They simply tore down walls to let more natural light into the home.
Jensen’s favorite space is the breezy two-story screened porch that transformed the entire profile of the house; and his favorite piece – a custom long table made using a 2,000-year-old cypress log.
Parents of three
Jensen and Danneel have three beautiful children, so they had to choose the decor and furniture according to their needs as well. It appears that the couple’s eldest daughter would make a great interior designer once she grows up. The six-year-old girl, JJ, helped pick out all her own bedroom decor.
Unsurprisingly, the kids’ favorite toy is a rolling acrylic table from the ‘50s, placed in the kitchen. Everybody loves a happy kitchen!
Jensen Ackles’ home is full of hidden gems
The actor’s house is a personalized, eccentric, yet highly livable place. It was designed to resemble the Laurel Canyon bungalow the couple had once lived in and it’s a testament to the old school, Austin-style lake house.
The space is filled with all kinds of eccentric and eclectic objects—some useful, some decorative, some both. The decorations could be found in abundance in Austin during its bohemian period (the Ackles’ are active supporters of local art), as well as in late-60s California.
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An 18,401-square-foot home hit the market this week with a $30 million price tag. While it’s no secret that properties in Los Angeles can be notably expensive, this one is understandably so. Despite the home’s massive size and extensive list of amenities, the home also has a star-studded past. Formerly owned by the legendary singer and songwriter Prince, its history of owners also includes famed actress, Elizabeth Taylor, the creator of Rockstar energy drinks, Russ Weiner, and NBA All-Star, Carlos Boozer.
The massive home is located in the neighborhood of Hollywood Hills and is fit for a legend. With 10 bedrooms and 13 bathrooms, size is on this home’s side. Although not completely staged, the photos you can see on Homes.com showcase the homes architectural beauty and uniqueness that you can’t find in any Los Angeles home. Dark hardwood floors with a lustrous sheen reflect the natural light that fills the first level of the home.
Mediterranean-style architecture can be seen in the home’s detailing through the flooring, fencing, and archways that are found throughout the property. The cream and beige exteriors are contrasted beautifully by the surrounding lush greenery.
An entertainer’s paradise, the home is nothing short of the nice-to-haves we’d all dream of having in our mega-mansion. In fact, Prince used to host many live events where he performed right here at this property. Also featuring a tennis court, swimming pool with a bar and grotto, a ballroom, and wine cellar, there’s not much this home doesn’t have. Bonus: If you feel like having guests over but one of the 10 bedrooms doesn’t take their fancy, there’s even an English Tudor guesthouse ready for weekend stay-cations.
If you’re looking to take a tour of the rest home, you can check out the listing right here on Homes.com. Otherwise, you can check out our free, step-by-step guides that will walk you through the entire buying, selling, or renting process.
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