L.A. Chargers’ Antonio Gates hauls in a buyer for his Poway estate

Antonio Gates, the decorated tight end for the L.A. Chargers, has sold his home home in the Poway area of San Diego County for slightly more than $1.9 million.

He bought the property more than a decade ago for $2.55 million, public records show.

The single-story home, built in 2001, sits behind metal gates and has a long driveway that ends at a circular motor court.

Beyond the arched front doors, the 6,841 square feet of living space features a formal entry that opens on one side to an office/den and, on the other, a formal dining room. A great room topped with beamed ceilings, an oversized kitchen, five bedrooms and seven bathrooms are among the other living areas.

A separate guest wing contains a secondary kitchen, two offices and a billiards room.

Outdoors, the one-acre lot includes a lighted basketball court and a saltwater swimming pool with waterfall features. There’s also an outdoor kitchen, a fire pit and an open-air shower.

Jessica Foote of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties was the listing agent. Jeannine LaChance of Windermere Homes & Estates represented the buyer. The exact sale price was $1,908,450, according to the MLS.

Gates, eight times a Pro Bowler, appeared in 14 games for the Chargers this year, catching 53 passes for 548 yards and seven touchdowns. The 36-year-old 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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