Having signed a four-year contract extension with the Green Bay Packers worth a whopping $70 million last fall — not to mention banked a $25 million signing bonus — 25-year-old and 300-and-some-pound nose tackle Kenny Clark, a 2016 first round draft pick and currently one of the top-earning interior defensive linemen in the NFL, has upgraded his residential circumstances in Los Angeles with the $2.9 million purchase of a family-sized suburban home in an expensive if little heralded area of Woodland Hills in L.A.’s vast San Fernando Valley.
Set behind a high wall and electronic gates at the head of a horseshoe drive that curls tightly around a thick patch of grass, the two-story stone-accented modern-minded traditional adheres to no specific architectural style and features an open floor plan with glossy wide-plank wood floors and a double-height ceiling in the foyer and reception lounge. In addition to the almost 4,800 square foot main house, with its five bedrooms and five bathrooms, a self-contained two-story guesthouse of about 900 square feet adds another bedroom and bath, plus a full kitchen and its own washer and dryer.
There are adjoining formal living and dining rooms, the former with a white stacked stone fireplace as its focal point, while the monochromatic eat-in chef’s kitchen sports a built-in breakfast banquette, white Calacatta marble counter tops and custom cabinets painted the exact same delicate pale grey as the lustrous tile backsplashes that climb all the way to the ceiling. A pub room with wet bar spills out to the backyard, and the family room is done up as a home theater.
There are two bedrooms on the main level, including the homeowner’s retreat, and three more upstairs along with a children’s den and a bridge that passes between glitzy chandeliers as it spans the double-height foyer and reception lounge.
The almost two-thirds of an acre spread’s plethora of leisure and recreational options include a stainless steel outdoor kitchen and al fresco dining terrace, an outdoor fireplace alongside the saltwater swimming pool and spa, a sport court, and a faux-grass putting green.
Raised in the diverse, Santa Ana winds whipped San Bernadino County community of Rialto, Clark also owns a seven-bedroom neo-Mediterranean home in one of the more affluent neighborhoods of nearby Riverside, Calif., that was scooped in early 2019 for $960,000.