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Nov. 27, 2020, 11:59 a.m. EST

Bengals RB Giovani Bernard is selling his $10.9 million Fort Lauderdale modern mansion

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By Claudine Zap

Cincinnati Bengals running back Giovani Bernard is ready to hand off his brand-new Fort Lauderdale, FL, home. The modern mansion is on the market for $10.9 million.

The NFL player purchased the property in 2017 for $2.55 million, and completely customized it, “from floors to ceilings with nothing short of the best qualities,” as the listing description notes.

It was designed and built by the Miami-based architecture firm Choeff Levy Fischman, which specializes in “tropical modern” architecture. Its design for Bernard’s property resulted in a stylish abode with industrial-chic details in concrete, stone, and glass.

Set in the Harbor Beach neighborhood, the property offers 220 feet of deep-water dockage on the canal, which is just minutes to the mouth of the ocean. So there’s plenty of space to park your boat or sail away to sea.

With 5,320 square feet, the layout features five bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, and an open plan that extends outside.

Finished this year, the single-level home features a gourmet kitchen with a white island and bar seating, which looks out to the living and dining spaces.

Pocket glass doors from multiple points in the home completely open to reveal additional living space outdoors.

A minimalist master suite features walls of glass, a bath with a stand-alone tub, and separate steam shower. The walk-in closet includes a glam built-in vanity.

In addition, the layout includes a media room with a giant flat screen to catch the entire NFL season, as well as an office. Details include ipe wood and stone feature walls, all-white oak floors, modern pastels, and volume ceilings. The home can be controlled with smart home features.

Outside, the almost half-acre property sports a pool and spa, summer kitchen, outdoor shower, landscape lighting, and underwater dock lights for after-dark entertaining.

Along with an eye for design, the 29-year-old Fort Lauderdale native is going strong with his NFL career.

After playing college ball at the University of North Carolina, Bernard was selected by the Bengals in the 2013 draft, and has been with the team ever since. In 2019, he signed a two-year, $10.3 million contract extension.

Nicole Holtzheuser with Florida Luxurious Properties holds the listing.

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