A defensive end for the New Orleans Saints is taking up residence in Colorado.
Paul Kruger hasn’t given any indication he plans to sign with the Broncos, but the 30-year-old and wife Jacqui Kruger just purchased a $5.4 million estate on 32 acres in Evergreen, the highest-priced real estate to sell in the Denver area last month.
The property, part of a gated community and built in 1975, includes a guest house, horse stable, outdoor arena and recreation center with half a basketball court, in addition to the 10,700-square-foot main house.
The home includes a theater, a wine room and antique doors from a 17th-century monastery in Spain as well as turn-of-the-century China, according to its listing.
Listing agent Ted Schaal of Mason & Morse Ranch Co. said the thing he likes best about the four-bedroom, seven-bathroom house isn’t inside, but out.
“You’ve got mountain views, 200 to 300 degrees, almost in every direction,” he said.
And the house is built to take in those vistas: There are three decks and a patio, not to mention a babbling waterfall.
According to Jefferson County property records, Kruger netted the house for a bargain compared to its last sale. The property was last purchased by Vermantha Evergreen Trust and Julie Halbower in March 2015 for $6.8 million. Halbower is the wife of Chicago hedge fund manager Matthew Halbower, and the trust shares an address with Halbower’s firm, Pentwater Capital Management.
Meanwhile, closer to Denver, a Greenwood Village mansion also topped area home sales, selling for $3.75 million on Jan. 24. The five-bedroom, eight-bathroom house at 5545 S. Madison Way, listed by Leslie Cavness of LIV Sotheby’s International Realty, includes a greenhouse, floor-to-ceiling bookshelves in the study and a sauna adjacent to an exercise room.