It appears that Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and retired race car driver Danica Patrick were victorious in their bid for a celebrity-pedigreed beachside spread in Malibu, CA, according to Variety. The power couple paid $28 million in cold, hard cash for a 3,592-square-foot home with the famed Pacific Coast Highway on one side and the Pacific Ocean on the other. Real estate records show the home was sold in November.
They purchased the property from British pop star Robbie Williams and his wife, Ayda Field, after renting it from the couple over the summer.
Originally built in 1981, the compound has gone through several multimillion-dollar renovations.
Williams snapped up the property in 2018 for $20.25 million, netting a nearly $7 million profit in a little more than a year. Rodgers and Patrick must have really loved that summer rental.
Of course, there’s quite a bit to love. It has only three bedrooms and three baths, but every square inch is stylish and pristine. It’s set on a bluff overlooking the ocean, so high tides are not an issue, and the beach below can be accessed by either a staircase or the property’s own, quaint funicular. There’s no need to schlep their own towels, lounge chairs, snacks, and drinks down to the sand.
The sporty couple can enjoy a victory lap in a sparkling pool with a spa, while grilling burgers and dogs on the built-in barbecue. The compound also features extensive decks overlooking the sand and surf.
Massive glass doors open to the decks, enabling indoor-outdoor living space. One of the decks features built-in seating, creating a conversation area with spectacular views.
Interiors are mostly white, with some cement and wood flooring providing low maintenance and high style. Floor-to-ceiling disappearing doors throughout the house give many rooms, including bedrooms and baths, access to more balconies and decks. Generous, modern casement windows allow in even more light.
The main house features an open floor plan with a lounge and game room on the basement level.
The property includes a neatly appointed two-bedroom guesthouse and three-car garage, which may or may not accommodate all of Patrick’s speedy vehicles.
While $28 million may seem like a massive amount even for such a posh property, rest assured that this athletic A-list couple can well afford it. Rodgers, a 36-year-old California native, has a Super Bowl ring to his credit, and is considered one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time. Proof of that came in 2018, when he signed a record-setting, four-year, $134 million contract extension with the Packers.
Meanwhile Patrick, 37, the most successful woman in the history of American open-wheel racing, officially retired in 2018. She has had advertising partnerships with companies such as Secret, Nationwide Insurance, Tissot, Chevrolet, Coca-Cola, Hot Wheels, GoDaddy.com, and Lyft, and has appeared in numerous films and TV shows. And last August, she launched a weekly podcast called “Pretty Intense.”