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Leave it to Tony Gonzalez to sweeten house deal with a Porsche
Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez and his wife, October, have listed their Manhattan Beach house for sale at $3.6 million. To sweeten the deal, the NFL player will include a new Porsche 911 Cabriolet within 10 days of the close of escrow if he receives a full-price offer.
The Spanish-style beach house, built in 1983, is two blocks from the sand. Its 1,700-square-foot rooftop deck, with views from Malibu to the Palos Verdes Peninsula, is one of the best features of the home, Gonzalez said. One part of the roof deck has lounge chairs, another has a built-in grill and sound system, and a third is outfitted with a bed.
"I totally gutted the house when I bought it," said Gonzalez, who purchased the property in 2003 for $1,575,000, according to public records. "It was amazing to see the transformation from what it was to what it is now."
The home's 3,725 square feet of living space include two living rooms, an upgraded kitchen, a dining room, a bar, four bedrooms and four bathrooms. The master bedroom suite was expanded to feature a fireplace and patio. There is a hot tub and a four-car garage.
"It broke my heart to let the house go," Gonzalez said, "but we have a family now and wanted to move closer to the grandparents down in Huntington Beach."
Gonzalez, 33, was born in Torrance. He played football, baseball and basketball for Huntington Beach High School and continued in football and basketball at UC Berkeley. The Kansas City Chiefs drafted him in 1997, and he was traded to the Falcons in April.
Among his NFL records: Of all tight ends, he had the most receptions -- 102 -- in a single season in 2004, and he has more seasons -- four -- with at least 1,000 receiving yards. He has made 10 Pro Bowl appearances.
The listing agent is Kofi Natei Nartey of Sotalot Realty Group, Los Angeles.