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Sports radio’s Jim Rome sells lakefront home in Indio for $2.5 million

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Sports talk radio host Jim Rome has sold a lakefront home in Indio for $2.5 million. The Tuscan-style spread sits on about two-thirds of an acre and has a private boat dock and a swimming pool.
(Matt Sayles / Associated Press)

Sports talk radio host Jim Rome and his wife, Janet, have signed off in Indio, selling their Tuscan-inspired home in a resort community for $2.5 million, records show.

The four-bedroom, five-bathroom house, built in 2009, sits on a lakefront lot of about two-thirds of an acre. Designed for outdoor entertaining, the home opens through a gated courtyard with patios and a fireplace. Pocketing walls of glass open to a rear patio with a dining area and a barbecue/bar.

A strip of sandy lakefront sits beyond the swimming pool, which has a raised spa. There’s also a private boat dock with a lift.

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Inside the single-story house, living spaces evoke Old World ambiance with thick beams, stonework and reclaimed teak wood and pavers imported from Tuscany and France. A great room with a fireplace is adjoined by a center-island kitchen. Nearby is a card/game room.

Rome, 54, has been a mainstay on radio airwaves since the mid-1990s with “The Jim Rome Show.” More recently he hosted the premium cable sports-talk series “Jim Rome on Showtime” from 2012 to 2015.

He was one of 24 on-air personalities nominated earlier this year for the National Radio Hall of Fame.

The property came up for sale in late September and sold in about two months, records show.

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Jenell VanDenBos of Bennion DeVille Homes represented both ends of the deal, according to the Multiple Listing Service.

neal.leitereg@latimes.com | Twitter: @LATHotProperty


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