Lions' Matthew Stafford selling Bloomfield Township home for $6.5 million
Matthew Stafford isn’t on the market – but his house is.
The Detroit Lions quarterback’s home on Long Pointe Drive in Bloomfield Township listed Thursday for $6.5 million. It has five bedrooms, seven bathrooms and sits on 1.27 acres with 441 feet overlooking Long Lake.
The luxurious estate was renovated in 2016 by Bosco Building to include 23 rooms and 7,720 total square footage. It includes an indoor half-basketball court constructed of the original flooring used for Detroit Pistons games when they played at the Pontiac Silverdome.
Entering through a brick paved drive, the home's limestone exterior and granite front porch cover a two-story foyer. Walls of windows bring in light and views of the water to nearly every corner of the home.
Aside from the glass elevators, the home also has a gourmet chef's kitchen, five fireplaces, a temperature-controlled wine caller, a sauna, a steam room and a heated three-car garage, and boasts the "largest infinity pool in the state," according to the listing.
Stafford and his wife, Kelly, are expecting their fourth child this summer. The couple, who have three girls, announced the joyous news with a post at Disneyland 11 months after Kelly underwent surgery to remove a brain tumor.
Kelly shed light on their housing situation on Friday on Instagram saying that although they're saddened to leave the home, it no longer fits their family's needs.
"We’re about to have our fourth child and I personally don’t want to live on a lake or have a pool with four children under the age of 3," Kelly said on her Instagram story.
"So, that is the reason it is on the market. It makes us super sad. That house has been incredible. We’ll never have another house like it. It is a super sad thing, but it just makes us feel better that there’s no dangers of having tiny ones running around bodies of water."
The Staffords also have homes in Georgia and California.
Stafford, 32, was the subject of trade rumors earlier this year but Lions general manager Bob Quinn, at the NFL Combine, called those rumors “100 percent false.”
Stafford addressed those rumors during a video meeting with reporters on Thursday.
“It’s something that doesn’t bother me,” Stafford said. “Listen, I’m here, I want to be here, I love being a Detroit Lion, I love leading this team. All that stuff is just out there to be out there. A slow news month at that point. I’m just happy to be where I am and try to make the best of a season that I hope happens.”
Before Stafford acquired it, the home was owned by Jared and Loretto Roth from 2007-13. The Roths acquired it from Cartus Financial Corp., a global corporate relocation firm.