In Florida, a Mediterranean home once owned by retired running back Clinton Portis is rushing onto the market for $3.995 million.
Unlike his football career, during which he played in two Pro Bowls, Portis’s investment in the waterfront estate was a total failure. He bought it in 2006 for $4.1 million and sold it four years later for $1.65 million, taking a $2.45-million loss on the property.
Found in the Fort Lauderdale suburb of Lighthouse Point, the 1990s home backs up to 86 feet of intracoastal waterway. A brick-paver driveway with a basketball court sits out front, and past a columned entry, the 5,611-square-foot interior opens to a two-story foyer with a sweeping staircase.
Tan tones, tile floors and walls of windows keep things bright in the grand living spaces, which include a dining room under coffered ceilings and an expansive great room with a fireplace and wet bar. Farther in, there’s a crisp white kitchen, family room and breakfast nook with built-in seating.
Paneled walls line the office and movie theater, and tray ceilings top two of the five bedrooms. The master suite expands to a sitting room and balcony that takes in views of the water.
Palm trees top the entertainer’s patio out back, which centers on a blue-tile saltwater pool and spa and also holds a dining area, boat dock and lift.
The property was sold once more following Portis’s ownership, trading hands for $2.55 million in 2012, records show.
Devin Kay of Douglas Elliman holds the listing.