The home, built in 2004, is on more than 13 acres in the Heritage Estates community with a 9,610-square-foot Mediterranean-style home, a guest casita, a pool and spa, an outdoor kitchen, a basketball court and a putting green.
Clad in plank hardwood, the single-story floor plan boasts vaulted interiors with exposed beams and marble fireplaces. Features include a built-in aquarium, a custom wine cellar and a chef’s kitchen. In the living room, a bookcase can be moved to reveal a hidden home theater with stadium seating and a snack bar.
The master retreat, one of five bedrooms and six bathrooms, includes a soaking tub and a large walk-in closet. A wood-paneled library sports custom built-ins and a fireplace.
Set beneath tall palms, the grounds center on a lagoon-style pool with a spa, a rope bridge, a swim-up bar and a waterfall. A cabana with an outdoor kitchen, a putting green with a sand trap and full-size basketball court complete the resort-like setting.
Tomlinson, 35, played 11 seasons for the Chargers and New York Jets, earning the NFL most valuable player award in 2006. The tailback retired in 2012 ranked fifth all time in career rushing yards with 13,684 and second in all-time rushing touchdowns with 145.
Kofi Natei Nartey of the Agency and Daniel Beer of Windermere Homes & Estates listed the property in early July on behalf of Tomlinson. Sale of the property closed Wednesday afternoon.
Property records show that the former All-Pro paid $3.5 million for the home in 2004. He had asked as much as $5.21 million for the property in 2011.
Although Tomlinson’s home is now off the market, another Heritage Estates property with football pedigree is still up for grabs. Former Green Bay Packers defensive tackle Ryan Pickett is asking $7.499 million for his Poway estate, which was previously owned by retired baseball outfielder Jeromy Burnitz.