Businessman and occasional film producer Gary Magness is less one house this year. In the second week of the month, the telecommunications scion sold his estate near Denver for $25 million, according to local news reports. The buyers were Denver Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson and his wife Ciara. Magness had owned the property for nearly ten years when it quietly changed hands. The purchase comes on the heels of Wilson’s recent departure from the Seahawks. The move resulted in a Seattle-area home in the couple’s outbox; it is currently available for $28-36 million, depending on whether the buyer wants an adjacent lot.
The incoming Englewood mansion is a 199-built stone-clad manor with an aristocratic spirit and a 5.34-acre setting. A look from the motor court reveals a slate roof with stone chimney stacks, a bit of half-timbering, and retaining walls hemming in various outdoor living areas.
With an interior design style that merges rusticity with meditative and a comprehensive amenities list, the house sustains the trappings of this property tier with a generally uncluttered style. The tropes fly in the library, where a carved fireplace mantel and rail ladder-accessible bookshelves can be spotted, and the foyer chandelier is a colonial pretension, but the home’s universal use of steel-framed windows and doors, its lack of showy materials, and its matte-finished plank floors make for an elegant combination.
The home’s most extravagant turn is perhaps the room that contains its indoor swimming pool. Other specialized spaces include an office, a formal dining room with a fireplace and a herringbone-pattern hardwood floor, a Pilates studio, an indoor half-court, and an entertainment suite with a full-sized bar and a theater. An in-law apartment on the property — which sports a fireplace in stone that reprises the freestanding accent wall in the main house — augments the accommodations, and brings the total indoor living area measurement to 20,060 sq. ft.
Magness’ net worth is around $1.3 billion, per Forbes.