Earlier this year, the Chargers franchise found a new home in L.A., and now its longest-tenured star has done the same.
Decorated tight end Antonio Gates and his wife, "WAGs" personality Sasha Gates, have purchased a newly built home in Encino for the asking price of $6.995 million.
Set at the end of a gated drive, the contemporary-style home emphasizes clean lines, retractable walls of glass and open spaces in its 8,500 square feet of living space.
Eye-catching details include a floating staircase, a screening room and a glass-enclosed wine cellar/tasting room. A floor-to-ceiling wall fireplace divides the family room and center-island kitchen. The master suite, which features two walk-in closets and a spa-like bath, opens to a private terrace. There are six bedrooms and eight bathrooms in all.
A covered patio space with an outdoor kitchen and fireplace feature creates additional living space outdoors. An infinity-edge swimming pool, a basketball half-court and a four-car garage make up the grounds.
Patricia Phillips of Rodeo Realty was the listing agent. Brittney Hinds of eXp Realty of California represented the buyers.
The eight-time Pro Bowler appeared in 14 games for the Chargers this year, catching 53 passes for 548 yards and seven touchdowns. He is the Chargers' all-time record-holder for receiving yards (11,192) and touchdown catches (111), and is tied with Tony Gonzalez for the most scores by a tight end in NFL history.
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