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NFL star Antonio Gates lists modern Encino mansion for $7.25 million

The open floor plan inside Antonio Gates’ Encino home features 15-foot ceilings, a two-way fireplace and a glass-enclosed wine cellar.
The 8,500-square-foot contemporary home sits behind gates on two-thirds of an acre.
(Wayne Ford)

As a tight end in the NFL, Antonio Gates has made 8 Pro Bowl teams and set a league record for most touchdowns by a player at his position. Now, the former Chargers star is looking for a different kind of score.

Gates, 39, has put his home in Encino on the market for $7.249 million.

The modern showplace, built in 2016, is tucked away behind gates and sits on a small knoll measuring two-thirds of an acre.

Gates and his wife, “WAGs” personality Sasha Gates, bought the multilevel home two years ago and added skylights and a sauna. One of the garages was converted into Gates’ office, and a motor court was built for additional parking.

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Beyond the oversized front door, the open-concept floor plan features wide-plank oak floors, pocketing walls of glass and 15-foot ceilings — a feature that likely appealed to the 6-foot-4 Gates. A two-way fireplace divides the family room and kitchen area. A glass-enclosed wine cellar and tasting room pops out in the family room.

The home theater, which features a high-end projector and theater-style seating, displays game balls and other sports memorabilia from Gates’ playing days.

Outside, the six-bedroom, nine-bathroom house is accompanied by an infinity-edge swimming pool with a spa, a sports court, a fireplace and a built-in barbecue. A grassy yard and covered patio space round out the setting. Views take in the valley floor.

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Gates, 39, appeared in 16 games last year with the Los Angeles Chargers, catching 28 passes for 333 yards and 2 touchdowns. The talented pass-catcher is the Chargers’ all-time leader in receptions (960), receiving towndowns (117) and receiving yards (11,882).

Earlier this year, Gates expressed interest in returning for a 17th season with the Chargers. He is currently a free agent.

Chris Lucibello and Natasha Noreiga of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties holds the listing. Vesta Home provided the staging.


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