Nobody will ever mistake Ray Lewis for an accomplished interior decorator.
Joe Kinsey of Busted Coverage happened upon the former Baltimore Ravens legend's house that is now being sold for $1.1 million.
As noted, Lewis bought the house back in 1999 for $753,000, so he is looking to make at least some profit for his time spent milling about this particular home, putting whatever zany idea that came to his mind up on the walls.
While the price may not be what we have come to expect from A-list sports stars, the images provided by the Realtor.com posting are well worth your time.
This particular living room looks like a scene straight out of the '80s portion of Goodfellas. You can almost see Henry Hill heading to the window to check on helicopters.
But the kitchen is more '50s diner decor than anything, which should have you rather confused.
This is what I imagine Zack Morris' bathroom would look like.
I struggled to properly identify what was going on with this house, but A's pitcher Brett Anderson sums things up perfectly when tweeting at Busted Coverage.
@bustedcoverage He couldn't decide what style he liked...so he just did them all.— Brett Anderson (@BrettAnderson49) August 15, 2013
The description on Realtor.com should sell you, if only for its apparent shouting at potential buyers in all caps.
THERE ARE AT LEAST #52 REASONS TO PURCHASE THIS STUNNING CONTEMPORARY HOME. GRACIOUSLY SITUATED ON OVER 2 ACRES. THIS HOME BOASTS LAVISH APPOINTMENTS OF MARBLE &GRANITE, GOURMET KITCHEN, GRAND MASTER SUITES, OLYMPIC SIZED POOL, SAUNA, STEAM SHOWER,RECESSED LIGHTING,2 FIREPLACES, FINISHED LL COMPLETE WITH RAVENS BLVD & ENTERTAINMENT & SECURITY SYSTEMS. YOUR CHANCE TO OWN WHERE THE 1ST RIDE BEGAN!
We cover a healthy amount of sports stars' houses but have never come across one so captivating. It's like the Zubaz pants of real estate.
Go ahead and plunk down an offer and smile in knowing you are getting more than a home—you are getting a piece of art.
The only thing we might request is that a potential buyer maintain every last vestige of the decor. Consider this a hallowed ground of interior design.
Lewis is far more than a former defensive juggernaut. He is an artist who paints with very heavy brush strokes.
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