Steelers safety Troy Polamalu sells La Jolla home for $2.5 million

The Pittsburgh Steelers safety sold his La Jolla home on 1.75 acres for $2.5 million.
(Redfin | Inset: Associated Press)

Troy Polamalu, the All-Pro safety for the Pittsburgh Steelers, and his wife, Theodora, have sold their home in La Jolla for $2.5 million.

The contemporary residence, on 1.75 acres, features a pair of family rooms, an updated chef’s kitchen, six bedrooms, eight bathrooms and three stone fireplaces in 6,300 square feet. Among amenities is a media room and a chef’s kitchen with a larger center island.

Designed for indoor-outdoor entertaining, telescoping glass doors open onto a generous outdoor loggia with a kitchenette and wet bar. Above, a large viewing patio sits off the second story.

Elsewhere on the tropical grounds is a pool and spa, a barbecue area and a pair of two-car garages.


Records show that Polamalu and his wife paid $4.75 million for the home in 2009. In 2011, the couple sued Harry Rady, son of billionaire financier Ernest Rady, HRMR Holdings Inc., a construction company in which Rady was an investor, and other parties seeking damages of $7.5 million after the backyard of the La Jolla property collapsed into the canyon below.

The lawsuit alleged that Rady had imported soil to build a large backyard on the property without acquiring the proper permits, inspections and/or approvals from the city of San Diego. In June of this year, Polamalu and his wife were awarded $4.25 million in punitive damages from HRMR Holdings, according to San Diego County Superior Court records.

HRMR Holdings was the buyer of the property, according to the Multiple Listing Service.

The Polamalus maintain a 2,980-square-foot residence in Wexford, Pa., which they purchased in 2005 for $470,000.

A former USC All-American, Polamalu is among the most accomplished safeties in NFL history with eight Pro Bowl nods, five All-Pro awards and two Super Bowl titles in 12 seasons. He has 33 tackles through nine games for the Steelers this season.

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