Retired pro football player Doug Flutie has paid $2.1 million to purchase a 3,813-square-foot, Key West-style house in Melbourne Beach, Fla., the town where he lived between the ages of 6 and 13.
Flutie, 44, retired last year from a more than 20-year pro football career. His principal residence is a five-bedroom, 7,224-square-foot house on a 1.39-acre parcel in Natick, Mass. He also sold a house at 1435 Caminito Diadema in La Jolla, Calif., just outside of San Diego, in December 2005 for $1.8 million, according to public records.
Now Flutie and wife Laurie have purchased a five-bedroom house on the Atlantic Ocean at 5555 Highway A1A in Melbourne Beach, Fla. The Wall Street Journal broke the story last week of Flutie's purchase of the house, which was built in 2003 and is known locally as the "pineapple house" because pineapple images are throughout the property. Other features in the three-story house include four and a half baths, a gourmet kitchen with granite countertops and custom cabinetry, upgraded tile and wood floors, a custom entertainment center, custom closets in all bedrooms, Colonial and electric roll-down shutters, a heated pool, a Jacuzzi, a pavered pool deck, an electronic gated entry, a pavered driveway, ocean views, river views, and a three-car garage, all on a 0.73-acre site, according to listing information and the Journal.
Flutie plans to use the house for holidays and in the summer, the Journal reported.
The house's precise size is up for debate. Public records show that the house measures 3,805 square feet, while listing information states that it's 3,813 square feet (not much of a difference, we realize).
The house had been listed for $2.3 million. Check out the listing sheet for Flutie's new property here.