Matt Stafford is an American football quarterback who currently plays for the Los Angeles Rams in the NFL. While at the University of Georgia, he played for the Georgia Bulldogs. He began his professional career in 2009 when he was drafted by the Detroit Lions. In 2017, Stafford became the highest-paid NFL player of all-time when he signed a $135 million contract extension with the Lions. However, he was then traded to the Los Angeles Rams in 2021 in exchange for quarterback Jared Goff and draft compensation. Now that he is playing for a Los Angeles team, Stafford needed to relocate to the City of the Angels with his family. He has been married to Kelly Hall, a cheerleader and the sister of Buffalo Bills coach Chad Hall, since 2015. The couple has four daughters.
An Overview of Stafford’s Real Estate Purchase
Within weeks of being traded to the Los Angeles Rams from the Detroit Lions, Stafford had already bought somewhere for himself and his family to call home. It makes sense that he has acted fast, as it will allow him to settle himself and his family into the area as soon as possible. Although he bought his new home off-market, records show that he has paid a whopping $19.6 million for a house that is still under construction. It was designed by the Los Angeles architect firm 64North (https://64north.com/), and it is set for completion in mid-2021. The estate is on a quiet cul-de-sac in the guard-gated enclave of Hidden Hills in Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley. It is a popular place to live amongst the rich and famous, and the neighbors include Kylie Jenner, Lil Wayne, DeMar DeRozan, and Dwayne Wade and Gabrielle Union.
Inside Matt Stafford’s Hidden Hills Mansion
There are very few photographs of the interior of Stafford’s new home for two reasons. First, he bought the property off the market, so no real estate agent photographs were released. Second, the property is not complete as some aspects of the construction and design are still underway. However, photographs of the property’s exterior give some indication of the interior of the house. From photographs taken from the rear garden, it is evident that floor-to-ceiling windows are a key feature throughout the mansion. It means that the rooms are light and airy, and they will also give Stafford stunning views of the surrounding area. The photographs also show that the interior has a neutral color scheme throughout. However, Stafford may choose to inject some color into the property when he moves in with his family.
Details about the house reveal more clues to the interior. It is clearly a spacious property, and it measures 15,000-square-feet internally. There are six bedrooms and nine bathrooms, so the property offers plenty of space for Stafford, his wife, and their four daughters, along with additional space to accommodate friends and family who come to visit. There is a large glass foyer with chandeliers, and this leads to a central gallery that connects the public and private rooms. At the center of the house is a spiral staircase, and this overlooks a central courtyard and connects to the family bedrooms on the upper level. In addition to the vast main living area and the high-end kitchen, there are various other rooms on the ground floor. These include a den, a library, and two temperature-controlled wine cellars, with one devoted to white wine and the other to red wine storage. A unique feature of the house is the wellness suite. There is a state-of-the-art fitness center, a home theater, and a massage room with a steam shower in this section of the house.
The Exterior of Stafford’s Los Angeles Pad
From the exterior, the L-shaped property has a modern farmhouse style with a contemporary twist. It features glass walls, shingled sides, and gabled roofs with gray tiles. Some sections of the upper story overhang the lower level. To the front of the house, there is a circular driveway, surrounded by grassy lawns. Central to the driveway are stone steps for those accessing the property on foot, and a mature tree stands on either side of the steps. Further steps lead from the driveway to the mansion’s glass front door. From the front door, it is possible to see straight through the house to the rear garden. Stafford’s new home in Hidden Hills is set on a 2-acre plot, says Dirt.com. As the house is set on a knoll, there are spectacular views across the canyon and of the surrounding hills. It is the ideal home for a sportsperson, as there is a huge sports court to one side of the house, next to which is a spectator area in the form of a shaded pergola. On the other side of the house are a motor court and an attached garage with a lift. There is enough space inside the garage to park 12 vehicles.
Although landscaping at the rear of the property is not complete, it is reported that the grounds will have a Mediterranean feel, with mature olive trees and long grasses. There is direct access to the grounds from most of the public spaces on the main level of the property. Running along the back of the house is a large paved terrace that is divided up into various sections for entertaining and alfresco dining. Some of the sections are covered as they sit below the overhanging upper level of the property. These areas include a fully-equipped outdoor kitchen, a covered lounge, and plenty of space for alfresco dining. There are steps leading down from the terrace to a large outdoor swimming pool that is set into the vast lawn. Around the boundaries of the 2-acre plot, there are mature trees that will offer Stafford and his family some privacy while they are enjoying their outdoor space.