Travis Kelce, the Kansas City Chiefs tight end, has recently purchased a $6 million mansion in a gated community in Leawood, Kansas City.
The move reportedly comes as Kelce sought greater privacy, away from fans and paparazzi that had started converging around his previous residence, since he went public with his new romance with music sensation Taylor Swift.
Notably, he paid for the new property entirely in cash, according to the Robb Report.
Spanning almost 1579 sq m, Kelce’s new home offers an array of features designed for both luxury and leisure.
It houses six bedrooms and six bathrooms.
Originally constructed in 1998, the estate has undergone significant renovations led by Wolfgang Trost Architects and builder Harry Roth.
Among its various amenities are a lighted tennis and pickleball court, a mini-golf course, and a practice green.
For relaxation, the property boasts a swimming pool, a waterfall, and a wine cellar.
Additionally, the mansion includes a garage, which is likely to house Kelce’s 1970 Chevelle 408 Stroker convertible.
Since being drafted by the Chiefs in 2013, Kelce has been steadily acquiring property.
His previous Kansas City home, located in the affluent Briarcliff West neighbourhood, was bought in 2019 for $995,000.
That property was considerably smaller, with 929sq m of space, five bedrooms, two baths, a fitness room, a movie theatre, and a swimming pool. In the same year, he also purchased a condo in Orlando, Florida for $355,000.
The purchase of this opulent mansion adds to the star athlete’s growing list of real estate investments and offers him a sanctuary equipped with numerous facilities for both sport and relaxation.