The former NFL running back Marshawn Lynch hopes to hand off his home in Point Richmond, CA, to a new owner. The waterfront abode in the East Bay is now on the market for $5,275,000.
The All-Pro purchased the unique property in 2012 for $3.6 million. If he lands his asking price, the star player will pocket a sizable profit—which isn’t an unreasonable goal in the perpetually heated Bay Area housing market.
There aren’t many comparables for this home on a tiny spit jutting out into the San Francisco Bay. A smaller home nearby sold in January for the more modest price of $2.45 million, or $545 per square foot. The current price per square foot on Lynch’s luxe abode is a more robust $749.
We’ll see if the Skittles-loving running back can manage a sweet sale.
Set directly on the water, the 7,039-square-foot modern design from 2000 gives an owner the sense of life on a houseboat. Water views are visible everywhere, thanks to the walls of glass and open floor plan.
With its five bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms, the handsome home boasts high ceilings, natural light, and picturesque Bay views from multiple decks.
The living area sports a semicircular sectional sofa facing out toward the water, with a second sectional facing the opposite direction toward a TV wall. Above, a mezzanine overlooks the living area and currently contains sports memorabilia and seating.
The kitchen features light wood cabinetry, a massive stone island with a breakfast bar, and plenty of storage. A glassed-in formal dining area looks out to views of the water.
A double-height game room features a billiard-table and football-themed decor. The layout also includes a large laundry room, home theater, and a gym.
The master suite is a retreat with a spalike bathroom. The additional bedrooms all come with water views.
The property also has two separate garages, each holding two cars, as well as a boat dock. Decks stretch the length of the home, and stairs lead down to a patio with a grill.
Lynch hails from Oakland, which is about 20 minutes from the Point Richmond area. He stayed local, playing college ball at the University of California, Berkeley and earning All-American honors. Selected by the Buffalo Bills in the first round of the 2007 draft, he played for the Bills until he was traded to the Seattle Seahawks during the 2010 season, and blossomed into a megastar.
After going “Beast Mode” in the Pacific Northwest for five seasons, he retired, due to injuries. He returned to play with the Oakland Raiders in 2017, staying for two seasons, and then retired again. He opted to come back for a single game with the Seahawks in 2019. The free agent has apparently considered yet another return to the NFL.
Jacqueline O’Keith with Lamarc Realty holds the listing.