Sports talk radio host Jim Rome seeks $14 million for Irvine mansion

Jim Rome, host of the syndicated sports radio show “The Jim Rome Show,” has put his home in Irvine on the market for $13.995 million.

The Italian Villa-style mansion, built in 2007, sits on nearly an acre in the Shady Canyon community.

Outdoors it includes a covered patio/entertaining area, an infinity-edge swimming pool, formal gardens and an expansive lawn.

Inside, rows of French doors reveal panoramic golf course, city light and mountain views. The formal living room is topped by a barrel ceiling and has a centerpiece fireplace with a marble surround. The center-island kitchen connects to the family room, and a pair of offices sit within a dedicated wing.


Also within more than 12,300 square feet of living space is a home theater, a wine cellar, an elevator, six bedrooms and 8.5 bathrooms. A wood-paneled lounge area holds a game room, a gym and a speakeasy-style bar.

There’s also a six-car garage.

Jacqueline Thompson of Surterre Properties holds the listing.

Rome, 52, has been a mainstay on radio airwaves since the mid-1990s with the “The Jim Rome Show.” More recently he hosted the premium cable sports-talk series “Jim Rome on Showtime” from 2012 to 2015.

He bought the property in 2003, records show.

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