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Joe Montana's house can be yours for a cool $49 million

Joe Montana played in the NFL before salaries exploded, but the former 49er clearly made some good investments.

The proof: Montana’s Napa County wine country estate is now on the market for $49 million. (The asking price is either an awesome coincidence or a useful marketing gimmick.

The property includes a 9,700-square-foot main residence and the following crucial amenities: “A ‘professional grade’ equestrian center, two creeks, a pond, full-sized
basketball court, skeet shooting range, caretaker’s residence,
guesthouse, pool and spa, gym, Bocce ball court, and a producing olive
farm.”   (Most estates like this are noticeably lacking something for Bocce enthusiasts — nice touch.)

“Villa Montana was designed to feel as if it was handed down through
the generations,” Jennifer Montana said in a statement.

Amazingly, the property was just used as a vacation house by the Montanas, who live in the Los Angeles area.  If any member of PFT planet is interested, we expect the realtor to hook us up with a referral fee.  Or some olives.  

(Thanks to MJD and Shutdown Corner for the referral to this story.)

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23 Responses to “Joe Montana's house can be yours for a cool $49 million”
  1. ShootahCowboy says: Nov 10, 2009 3:13 PM

    I think we should turn into the “Larry Johnson Alternative Lifestyle and Anger Management Institute.”
    Of course LJ would be the facility administrator and lead psychologist. Then again, you know what the first six letters of psychologist spell…

  2. CT Pats Fan says: Nov 10, 2009 3:13 PM

    As a matter of interest, does anyone know how much a guy like Montana (i.e., top flight QB at the time) got paid?

  3. Asswipe Johnson (Pronounced Az-Wee-Pay) says: Nov 10, 2009 3:18 PM

    The real question everybody wants to know is does it come with the NFL’s Sunday Ticket and a Bose Digital Sound System?
    And Jennifer Montana, of course…
    http://misterirrelevant.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/02/cardboard-icons-jennifer-montana.jpg

  4. PervyHarvin says: Nov 10, 2009 3:22 PM

    With 3 1/2 bathrooms not a very good deal. I will pass.

  5. NomNoms says: Nov 10, 2009 3:25 PM

    My vacation house is also for sale. It runs great and the kitchen table turns into a 2nd bed.

  6. RedGoneWILD says: Nov 10, 2009 3:36 PM

    As a matter of interest, does anyone know how much a guy like Montana (i.e., top flight QB at the time) got paid?
    —————————————
    Montana received a 4 year, 13 Million dollar contract in 1990 after winning Super Bowl 24 and was the highest paid player in the NFL that year
    “I’m very happy with the contract and the terms,” said Montana, who negotiated his contract. “Mr. DeBartolo has been very fair … I appreciate everything that he’s done.”

  7. RIP__21 says: Nov 10, 2009 3:52 PM

    49M because he was a 49er? Definitely a gimmick. There is not a rich fool in history that would drop 50 mil for an “olive producing farmhouse.”

  8. urbusted says: Nov 10, 2009 3:58 PM

    Montana can buy my house for much less. Hey, he’ll have change for McDonalds.

  9. BigBaldPapaHawk says: Nov 10, 2009 3:59 PM

    Perhaps prepping to buy property in the North West where his son will be attending UW beginning next season?

  10. HappyBunny says: Nov 10, 2009 4:05 PM

    Cool!
    Can I pay in pudding?

  11. Otis Taylor 89 says: Nov 10, 2009 4:18 PM

    “Bocce ball court”
    I like Bocce – I may put an offer down…for one of the balls. I don’t think I could afford a full set.

  12. Big Stuff says: Nov 10, 2009 4:22 PM

    Good investments, eh? Looks like more evidence that the 49ers paid players under the table in avoidence of the salery cap.

  13. this class sucks says: Nov 10, 2009 4:30 PM

    I have been there (I went to school with his son) it is awesome! He also has a floating trampoline in the middle of the pond, and a half pipe.

  14. cleanface says: Nov 10, 2009 4:42 PM

    Will they accept IOU’s as payment?

  15. Slow Joe says: Nov 10, 2009 4:46 PM

    Montana received a 4 year, 13 Million dollar contract in 1990 after winning Super Bowl 24 and was the highest paid player in the NFL that year
    “I’m very happy with the contract and the terms,” said Montana, who negotiated his contract. “Mr. DeBartolo has been very fair … I appreciate everything that he’s done.”

    I hope it wasn’t backloaded, since he only played one more year for the Niners. Well, I guess he was on the roster and getting paid in 1991 and 1992 as well. Damn, times were different then. No way a modern NFL team can carry that much salary on the bench nowadays. Eddie DeBartolo always took care of him players, though.

  16. bonecity7 says: Nov 10, 2009 5:16 PM

    NomNoms,
    GREAT POST!! An instant CLASSIC!!

  17. Whiskeytangofoxtrot says: Nov 10, 2009 5:58 PM

    @bigstuff:Good investments, eh? Looks like more evidence that the 49ers paid players under the table in avoidence of the salery cap.
    You knucklehead, there was no “salery” cap until 1994. Eddie D was the best owner in the NFL during the 49ers run, ask anyone who played for him. Or wanted to.

  18. pedey01 says: Nov 10, 2009 6:02 PM

    Big Stuff wrote: “Good investments, eh? Looks like more evidence that the 49ers paid players under the table in avoidence of the salery cap.”
    Big Stuff,
    How in the hell is a guy selling a home for 49 million “proof” of the 49ers paying players under the table 20 years ago?
    A.) He didn’t buy the home for 49 Million
    B.) A seller can set whatever listing price he wishes, especially for higher end homes like this one.
    C.) Montana didn’t go to the Michael Vick School of Personal Financial Management. He’s a Notre Dame guy so is probably pretty smart. Id imagine he wasnt investing in car washes, dog fighting clubs and buying depreciating assets like boats, racehorses and cars like your boy Mike Vick.
    Not sure where the proof is…

  19. East Bay Ray says: Nov 10, 2009 6:03 PM

    Big Stuff says: November 10, 2009 4:22 PM
    “Good investments, eh? Looks like more evidence that the 49ers paid players under the table in avoidence of the salery cap.”
    There was no salary cap in the NFL until 1994, after Montana had already been traded to Kansas City.

  20. StevieMo says: Nov 10, 2009 6:55 PM

    It will probably sell for between $10 and $20 million.
    Nice try, though….

  21. slipkid says: Nov 10, 2009 6:56 PM

    apply for a mortgage on this beaut now and u can also get that osamabama first time home buyer bonus! till it runs out!
    $49M? well, what will the market bear?
    villa montana… c’mon you cheap bastages!
    all i have to say, as a recent home buyer, when i went back 2 years later to refi… the damn house was assessed as being worth 70% of the sale price all of a sudden.
    that tends to scare lenders off.
    that’s what we all get for them lending all kinds of geld to inconsistently employable illegals and inner city denizens.

  22. laxcoach says: Nov 10, 2009 7:02 PM

    It’s been a while since I handled my bocce balls.
    I don’t remember needing a “court”. We use this thing called a lawn.

  23. Peak says: Nov 10, 2009 9:49 PM

    I remember reading about an investment bank owned by Harris Barton, Ronnie Lott and Joe Montana got in way over the heads on a deal done badly. The loss was pegged at $69,000,000. Just remember, it’s not what you make, it’s what you keep, so NomNoms, keep that RV!

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