Illinois Coach Lovie Smith Is Selling His Sweet Tampa Mansion For A Very Reasonable $3.7M

Coach Lovie Smith Selling Tampa Mansion

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Much like former MLB star Jeff Kent’s completely insane Texas mansion, current University of Illinois head football coach Lovie Smith’s gorgeous Tampa mansion appears to be WAY undervalued.

Smith, who has ties to the Tampa area thanks to two stints with the Buccaneers, once in the late 1990s-early 2000s as an assistant coach who helped develop the Tampa 2 defense with his boss Tony Dungy, and again in 2014 and 2015 as the team’s head coach, seems to be having trouble selling this home.

The list price Smith initially put on the mansion back in October of 2017 was $4.8 million. However, now Smith has cut the price for the second time since then and is currently asking for just $3.7 million. Considering he paid $3.8 million for it in 2014, this estate is now looking like a steal for a potential buyer.

The 10,100-square-foot mansion was built in 2002 and has six bedrooms, eight baths, and is located on nearly 13 acres in a privately-gated community that includes the Tampa Palms Golf and Country Club.

And that’s just the beginning. Check out these details about the home from (where you can see more photos, both inside and out)…

Spectacular living spaces include a formal living room with fireplace, dining room, family room with two-sided fireplace, bonus room, media room, his/her offices, and billiards/game room. Enjoy unmatched outdoor living areas with expansive terraces for entertaining, outdoor kitchen and fireplace, resort-style heated pool and spa, with a putting green and lush landscape beyond. An Old World-inspired Chef’s kitchen features professional-grade appliances and natural gas (Thermador, Wolf, SubZero, Fisher & Paykel), center island and Butler’s pantry. A personal escape awaits in the first floor master retreat featuring a vaulted ceiling, sitting room, morning kitchen, dressing area and opulent bath. Guest accommodations include a cabana/guest house with kitchen, along with a guest tower suite.

Oh yeah, there is also garage storage for seven cars, a circular driveway, a billiard room, a formal dining room, an 800-plus bottle wine cellar, a home gym, a shuffleboard court, a putting green, a misting system and full audio/video security.

And it can be all yours for somewhere in the neighborhood of just $21,728 a month in mortgage payments.

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