NFL’s Martellus Bennett sells a house with a view in Hollywood Hills

The scenic three-story spot features a futuristic floor plan with polished slab floors and walls of glass.
(Juwan Li)

Martellus Bennett, the veteran tight end who won a Super Bowl with the Patriots during his time in the NFL, has hauled in $3.375 million for his sleek, box-like abode in Hollywood Hills.

That’s $175,000 more than the former Pro Bowler paid for it in 2018, a year after retiring.

It’s perched on a hill in Whitley Heights, a historic neighborhood above Franklin Avenue known as a hot spot for Old Hollywood stars back in the day such as Charlie Chaplin, Bette Davis, Harold Lloyd and Rudolph Valentino. Bennett’s place is a bit more modern; it features three stories of polished slab floors and walls of glass.


The futuristic floor plan is nearly monochromatic, save for a handful of wood accents that break up the whitewashed living spaces. There’s a living room with double-height ceilings, a kitchen with a massive center island, a movie theater with tiered seating and a glass-encased wine cellar.

Throughout the five-bedroom, six-bathroom home, large gallery walls boast murals and space for art. Decks on the two upper levels overlook the city below, as well as a backyard with a swimming pool and deck.

Bennett spent a decade in the NFL including stints with the Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, Chicago Bears, Green Bay Packers and New England Patriots. He helped New England with a Super Bowl in 2017 and retired a year later to focus on his storytelling company the Imagination Agency.

Neyshia Go of Sotheby’s International Realty held the listing. Alexis Valentin Ramos of Sotheby’s International Realty represented the buyer.