What’s the best medicine for a Super Bowl loss? If you’re Richard Sherman, it’s a brand new pool and water slide.
The Seattle Seahawks cornerback dropped $1.744 million on a nearly 7,000-square-foot house in Yorba Linda late last year and then started on a backyard expansion project. Among the upgrades to the one-third-acre property was replacing the original brick-lined pool with a lagoon-style setting complete with a raised spa, a grotto, dual water slides and a waterfall feature.
Sherman enjoyed a celebratory dip in the brand-new pool, resurfaced by Sylmar-based contractor Pebble Finish, on his birthday, which he shared on Instagram.
Besides the new water features, Sherman’s O.C. home is outfitted with a courtyard entry with koi pond, dual family rooms, a game room with a wet bar and a movie theater. The master suite has a fireplace. There are five bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms in all.
Outdoors, the landscaped grounds include a large covered patio and a barbecue island. Elsewhere is a 1,350-square-foot guest house with a separate entrance, a full kitchen and a master bedroom with two bathrooms.
The Orange County residence was the second of two home purchases made by Sherman last year. In June, the all-pro defensive back bought a Maple Valley, Wash., home from L.A. Clippers guard Jamal Crawford for $2.31 million.
The Mediterranean-style home, built in 2004, sits behind wrought-iron gates on nearly five acres with a 9,435-square-foot main residence, a basketball court with lighting, rolling green lawns, walking paths and a pond.
Among the NFL’s premier corners, Sherman has amassed 24 interceptions in four seasons with Seattle, earning three First-Team All-Pro nods in the process. The 27-year-old agreed to a four-year, $56-million extension with the Seahawks last May.