Occupying more than 13 acres within the Heritage Estates in Poway, the Mediterranean-style home offers a combination of resort-like setting and modern convenience with a main residence, a guest casita, a lagoon-style pool and spa, an outdoor kitchen, a basketball court and a putting green.
Inside, vaulted interiors come replete with exposed beams, plank hardwood flooring and marble fireplaces, as well as a few surprises. Among its features, the floor plan includes a built-in wall aquarium and a custom wine cellar. In the living room, a bookcase can be moved to reveal a hidden movie theater with stadium seating.
As for accommodations, the nearly 10,000 square feet of living space includes a gourmet kitchen, formal living spaces, a wood-paneled library with a fireplace, five bedrooms and six bathrooms. The master suite comes complete with a large walk-in closet.
A prolific rusher, Tomlinson, 35, played nine seasons in the NFL with the San Diego Chargers and New York Jets, earning the NFL Most Valuable Player award in 2006. He ranks fifth all-time in career rushing yards with 13,684 yards and second in all-time rushing touchdowns with 145.
Records show that Tomlinson paid $3.5 million for the property in November 2004 – four months after inking a then-record $60 million contract extension with the Chargers. Kofi Natei Nartey of The Agency and Daniel Beer of Windermere Homes & Estates share the listing.