LaDainian Tomlinson relists California estate

Legendary running back LaDainian Tomlinson has run all the way back to his home state, and he’s trying to cut ties with his Poway, California, home — this time for $3.495 million.

LaDainian Tomlinson's Poway, Calif., estate includes a resort-like pool and cabana.

“While he still visits San Diego for his Touching Lives Foundation, LaDainian and his wife, LaTorsha, have moved back to his home state of Texas,” explained listing agent Kofi Natei Nartey of The Agency.

After two seasons with the Jets and nine with the Chargers, Tomlinson retired from the NFL in 2012, though he hasn’t exactly slowed down.

The five-time Pro Bowl pick has started a foundation benefiting community organizations and charities across the country committed to ending hunger; founded the LT Academy focused on teaching athletic and life skills; and started co-hosting the NFL Network’s “First on the Field” every Sunday during football season.

Tomlinson purchased the 13-acre property at 18755 Heritage Drive in 2004, the same year the home was built. He and his wife picked out all the finishes, including walnut and travertine floors with onyx inlays. According to Nartey, the couple enjoyed every minute of living and entertaining in the home.

The family room in LaDainian Tomlinson's nearly 10,000-square-foot home.

Starting with a double-door entry and continuing with a 25-foot-high living room ceiling, everything about the estate is grand. The living space spans nearly 10,000 square feet with five bedrooms, 5.5 baths, a game room and detached guesthouse. Outdoor amenities include a putting green, sport court and solar-heated pool.

“Two really cool features of the house are the resort-like pool and cabana, and the secret home theater hidden behind a bookshelf door,” Nartey said. The pool glows at night, showing off a pirate-style rope bridge, while the theater has old cars parked inside, creating the feel of a 1950s drive-in.

The home is listed for $5,000 less than what Tomlinson bought it for in 2004. It’s been on and off the market since 2011. Natey holds the listing with Daniel Beer of Windermere Homes.

See more photos of the home on Zillow blog.

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Catherine Sherman, a real estate writer for Zillow Blog, covers real estate news, industry trends and home design. Read more of her work here.