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Former Steeler Rashard Mendenhall completes handoff of Santa Monica townhouse

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Former NFL running back Rashard Mendenhall has sold his Santa Monica townhouse for $1.5 million.
(Chad Z. King / A Bird’s Eye | Inset: AP Photo)

Time for a celebration dance. Former Pittsburgh Steelers tailback-turned-TV writer Rashard Mendenhall has sold his Santa Monica townhouse for $1.5 million after seven months on the market.

The sale price was $79,000 less than the athlete’s original asking price, records show.

Sitting across from the Brentwood Country Club, the two-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom home features high ceilings, a gourmet chef’s kitchen and exotic hardwood floors.

The home is naturally designed for indoor-outdoor entertaining, with a balcony and patio on each level and a man cave down below. Winding staircases wrapped in detailed ironwork connect each of the four levels, while a rooftop deck overlooks the ocean on one side and the city on the other.

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Living spaces in the 1,800-square-foot space include a living/dining room and an office, while the spacious master bedroom has a bathroom decked out in granite and a whirlpool bath.

Mendenhall bought the property in 2014 for $1.4 million, according to public records.

Neil McDermott of Hilton & Hyland held the listing. Jimmi Weaver of Silicon Beach Homes represented the buyer.

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Mendenhall, 30, played for the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Arizona Cardinals during his six-year career, winning a Super Bowl with the former. When announcing his retirement in 2014, the athlete wrote, “I want to travel the world and write!” He has since fulfilled his literary goal, taking a job as a writer for the HBO football series “Ballers.”

jack.flemming@latimes.com

Twitter: @jflem94

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