The regular pro football season doesn’t start until next week, but L.A. Rams offensive tackle Andrew Whitworth is kicking things off early, so to speak, with a $6 million mansion score in the affluent Lake Sherwood area of Thousand Oaks, about an hour northwest of Los Angeles.
Located in the posh guard-gated community at the exclusive Sherwood Country Club — where initiation fees reportedly top $160,000 — the new Whitworth estate sits on a one-acre flat corner lot and includes all the deluxe amenities befitting a suburban L.A. mansion.
Originally built in 1996, the Cape Cod-inspired Traditional was long owned by a non-famous couple, though records show the property has changed hands thrice in the past year. In early 2018, it was sold for exactly $4 million to a local businesswoman who flipped it just four months later for $5.3 million to a local developer. The developer then gave the property a cosmetic facelift in the form of upgraded contemporary decor, before flipping it to Whitworth and his wife Melissa this month for just over the aforementioned $6 million.
The sprawling, mostly single-story mansion weighs in with more than 10,000 square feet of living space. Within those walls are a fireplace-equipped great room inspired by acclaimed interior designer Windsor Smith, per the listing, and an opulent formal dining room with a crystal chandelier.
The home’s eat-in kitchen is done up in the trendy “modern farmhouse” style and includes high-end appliances and Ralph Lauren lighting fixtures. Rows of French doors provide easy access to the outdoor gardens, and a light-filled library has ample bookshelves and a fireplace.
There are seven bedrooms and eight bathrooms in the main mansion, plus an additional bedroom suite in the attached guest house, which is best suited for live-in staff. The downstairs master suite features a calming neutral color palette, fireplace, and large windows with garden views. According to the listing, there’s also an upstairs “entertainment loft” — it’s more like a finished attic, really — with plenty of room for movie and game nights.
A red brick edging encircles the rectangular swimming pool, which includes a wee inset spa. Other outdoor amenities include a covered loggia with outdoor kitchen, formal gardens, large lawns, a lighted sports court, and tall hedgerows for privacy from neighbors.
Speaking of the neighbors, Thousand Oaks has — despite its somewhat far-flung location — become a haven for privacy-seeking celebrities. Other folks in the immediate vicinity include Britney Spears, Kaley Cuoco, Jamie Foxx, Tom Selleck, and WWE’s The Miz — just to name a few.