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We guess we can’t say we didn’t see this coming … When the Minnesota Vikings brought in free agent quarterback Josh Freeman earlier this month, it all but assured Christian Ponder‘s future in the Twin Cities was going to be short term. We figured it would come right after the season ended though, which it probably will, but in this market, you best get going on selling the crib.
Yes, that’s right, Christian and his ESPN College GameDay reporter wifey Sam Steele Ponder just yesterday listed their Tonka Bay house on the market for a hefty $1,095,000. They literally just bought this property last June for $880,000, so it almost seems like a little flip job in which they are trying to profit a cool $215,000. Though as far as we can tell, they didn’t do any major renovations or work on the place.
Now to the 2001 built house, which is bigger than a Kardashian booty. We’re talking 5,540 square feet with 5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms and an attached 3-car garage. We’re talking 5 fireplaces, in case the natural gas heating system goes out we guess? We’re talking deck, patio, porch, hot tub, vaulted ceiling, ceiling fans, hardwood floors, exercise room, pool table, sprinkler system … We’re also talking America pride, with flags and maps throughout.
And you will also notice in the entertainment room, a #4 Vikings jersey on the wall, a gift from CP7’s predecessor Brett Favre maybe?
The 0.82 acre lot isn’t actually situated on Lake Minnetonka, but it is in a gated community, which includes a dock, tennis court, 24 hour security, a caretaker and a lakeside gazebo.
Basically – though excessive for a young, constantly traveling couple – the thing is eff-ing gorgeous and modern. We like it a lot, and we hate ourselves for that.
According to Miss Sam herself on Twitter though, the duo hasn’t been living in this house since June … Where have they been calling home then? We don’t know, we’re not the NSA, but that won’t stop us from trying to figure it out. We presume Sam the breadwinner now is calling the shots and had them move into her place, which is far away from Minnesota; Arizona we do believe.
Anyway, seems this Halloween is a sad day for us and Twin Cities gossip in general. We love having a young, uber-attractive and both famous celebrity duo roaming the streets. So let this be an early – and not easy – goodbye from us at TCS Mister & Misses Ponder! We had a good run, didn’t we?
Seler: Christian & Sam Ponder
Location: Tonka Bay, MN
Size: 5,540 sq ft, 5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms
What do you think about the Ponder’s former Tonka Bay crib? Is Christian leaving the team sooner than 2014? Place your thoughts in the form of words / anecdotes in the comments below!
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