By: Neal J. Leitereg
After going 11-5 during the regular season, the New Orleans Saints were looked at as a possible Super Bowl contender. That was, of course, until they hit the brick wall that is the NFC champion Seattle Seahawks. With the season having come to a close the Saints’ head coach, Sean Payton, has turned his attention to a bit of housecleaning. Specifically, he’s selling his sprawling home in Westlake, TX.
Payton is asking $3.45 million for the modernized ranch-style home at the Vaquero Club, an exclusive guard-gated golf course community. According to the astute eye of our friend Candy Evans of Candy’s Dirt, the current ask is exactly what the home last publicly listed for in 2011.
Built in 2006, the Texas-chic abode has four bedrooms, four full bathrooms and nearly 7,800 square feet of living space. Luxury touches include stained concrete flooring and walls, as well as a heavy use of wood paneling, marble and stone.
No expense was spared in the amenity department, as the home comes complete with a gourmet kitchen, a media room, an exercise room and a study. However, those perks pale in comparison to Payton’s in-house game room, which goes full-on discotheque with a lighted dance floor, laser lights, fog machine and a full wet bar.
Outside, the NFL coach’s home rounds out with an outdoor kitchen, a fire pit and a saltwater pool with a spa.
Many expected Payton to put the home on the market in 2012 after he filed for divorce from his wife of 20 years. However, his wife later filed a counter-petition for divorce that allowed her to designate the Westlake home as the primary residence of the couple’s children.
Payton was an assistant coach for the Dallas Cowboys from 2003-05. Prior to buying his own property in the golf course community, he leased the Westlake home of New York Yankees star Mark Teixeira.