Matthew Stafford has put his Michigan mansion back on the market for $6.5 million, as the National Football League quarterback looks to move on after 12 seasons with the Detroit Lions.
The star player, whose team was a disappointing 5-11 this season, relisted the sun-drenched contemporary mansion in affluent Bloomfield Hills earlier this week, according to listing sites—days after news broke that he asked for a trade.
The house, designed by local architecture firm Lou DesRosiers, lords over a 1.27-acre lot on a peninsula jutting into Upper Long Lake, about a 30-minute drive from the Lion’s Ford Field in downtown Detroit.
Mr. Stafford , 32, and his wife, Kelly Stafford , bought the home through a trust in 2013, according to property records. They set to work updating the 1980s house, hiring Bosco Building for a major renovation and addition in 2016, according to the listing. Jeff Parker of agency Max Broock is representing the Staffords in the sale; he could not immediately be reached for comment.
Today, floor-to-ceiling mirrored glass encases the mansion’s asymmetrical facade, providing panoramic views over the water and the home’s semi-circular infinity pool—which the listing claims to be the largest in the state.
Inside, the property spans about 7,720 square feet, including five bedrooms and seven bathrooms. It features airy, voluminous ceiling heights across the main living rooms, granite floors, plus quartzite countertops and two islands in the large eat-in kitchen. Wall-to-wall windows line the first-floor primary-bedroom suite, giving it resort-style views over the water.
The home also comes with an elevator, multiple full bars, fireplaces built into the home’s stone accent walls and a 625-bottle, temperature-controlled wine cellar. Recreational perks include a dock and an indoor half basketball court, according to listing images.
In total, the property has more than 400 feet of water frontage, offering access to an array of water sports.
The Staffords had shopped the house around last year, but took it off the market during football season, according to the Detroit Free Press, which first reported the re-listing . The publication also noted that the Lions would begin trade conversations this week with Mr. Stafford, who could not be reached for comment.
But Mrs. Stafford has been more public about the family’s impending move. She posted a photo of her and her husband embracing outside Ford Field, where the Lions play their home games, with a heartfelt farewell message.
“Thank you,” she wrote earlier this week. “This place, our home, the people... it’s hard to find the right words to explain what this place means to me.”