NFL free agent Donald Penn, the 37-year-old offense tackle who has played the Washington Football Team, Oakland Raiders and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, is currently seeking a buyer willing to pay $4.65 million to take his three-story Encino mansion off his hands.
Located on a quiet residential street among other similarly-sized mansions, Penn’s European-inspired home measures in at a roomy 11,000 square feet with eight bedrooms and 11 baths. The perimeter of the property is surrounded by an elaborate Mediterranean-style concrete wall, with two entrance gates that provide access to the motorcourt and lead to the three garage stalls.
Beyond glassy metal doors is a foyer characterized by a curving wrought iron staircase and an elaborate chandelier dangling overhead. To the left of the entryway lies the formal living room which features Italian tile, a series of windows that look out into the front yard, and a stately cinderblock fireplace adorned with decorative columns.
The plus-sized kitchen offers an oversized island, three sinks, quartzite countertops, a large walk-in pantry, and all of the fancy appliances a chef could desire. Adjoining the kitchen is a room with a fireplace that could potentially be used as a formal dining area or a second, more casual family area. Visitors will enjoy whetting their whistle at the estate’s wet bar or bringing up a bottle of vino from the wine cellar.
In keeping with the decadent Mediterranean decor, the master bedroom is grand and features a private balcony, hardwood floors and a fireplace with an elaborate carved mantle. There are dual bathrooms and dual walk-in closets — so don’t expect any spousal spats over space here.
Outside, the park-like backyard is grassy, flat and surrounded on all sides by tall privacy hedges and palm trees. A built-in barbecue area is situated beside a pergola, making for an ideal place to chomp on some grilled ribs al fresco. A classically rectangular pool includes water jets and an inset spa. Other resort-worthy property amenities include a black-and-red movie theater, a gym, sauna, and a game room.