If the whole football thing doesn’t work out, Kyle Long might have a future in real estate investment. From the Chicago Tribune:
Built in 1990, Long’s new two-story house has 6 1/2 baths, four fireplaces, a library with built-ins and a fireplace, a lower level that has a theater and an exercise room, a master suite with a walk-in closet, a second-floor laundry room, a smart house system, and a kitchen with limestone countertops, custom milled cabinetry, a Wolf range and ovens, a breakfast area and Sub-Zero refrigerators. Outside on the 1.26-acre property are a pool and spa, a heated three-car garage and a heated circular driveway.
The house was listed in June for $3.349 million, less than the $3.65 million the seller paid for it in 2007, and quickly was reduced to $2.95 million in July and then to $2.595 million in September.
The first thing that immediately jumps out to me is that Long got an absolute steal. Whoever this seller is took a $1 million hit as they bought it for $3.65 million in 2007. It’s called being a savvy investor, and Kyle clearly knows what he’s doing in the real estate market. In five or six years when he signs with a better team, he can probably flip this puppy for a decent profit.
Now to the actual house. I expect the library to immediately be converted into some sort of additional training center or elaborate film room. Yes, I realize he also has a theater that could be a film room. I don’t need my left guard reading books that don’t involve football but movies are okay, less time consuming. I also expect at least two of the six and a half bedrooms to be converted into gaming rooms, maybe one for Xbox and one for PS4. Kyle is a huge nerd. But don’t tell him I said that. Finally, I want to know what the smart house system is all about. If it’s anything less than Jarvis from Iron Man I question whether it’s actually “smart.” Every house has a Nest thermostat and a security system you can turn on from your phone. If this “smart house system” doesn’t put Kyle’s pads on for him like Tony Stark’s Iron Man suit, I’m not impressed.