All hail the chief: Former 49er Alex Smith is letting go of his Monte Sereno, CA, home. After seven up-and-down seasons with the San Francisco 49ers, the quarterback was traded to the Kansas City Chiefs in 2013.
Smith's South Bay departure is a home buyer's gain. "It's such a beautiful house. It's stunning. It's like a French villa," says listing agent Cherish Atkinson-Zubillaga. "You walk in and you're automatically sold."
The signal caller was certainly smitten. He bought the new-construction home in 2011 and moved in "within a year of it being built," she adds.
For just a hair under $4 million, the old-world inspired property includes 100-year-old reclaimed wood beams, antique limestone floors, marble kitchen countertops, and arched french doors and windows.
Outside, you can get your game on at the bocce court. There's also a fire ring, a patio, and a kitchen.
This is the quarterback's second Bay Area sale; he owned two homes in the area. He made real estate headlines last year when he unloaded the home he bought after the 49ers made him the top pick in the 2005 NFL draft.