The childhood home of New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees is currently on the market for $1.89 million. The NFL star grew up in the stately 3,000-square-foot home in Austin, Texas, in the late ’80s and early ’90s until, according to Realtor.com, his family sold it off to its current owners in 1993. Brees reportedly attended a nearby elementary school and would go on to play football at Westlake High School.
The four-bedroom, three-bathroom home, originally built in the 1930s, has since been substantially renovated, with the notable addition of a guesthouse and pool courtesy of the current owners. The exterior of the residence features a colorful brick facade with a massive carved wooden front door flanked by four white pillars. Once inside, the home opens onto a spacious living room anchored by a brick wood-burning fireplace, with large wood-trimmed picture windows and a finished hardwood floor. A formal dining area is accessible through a set of double French doors, as is a more casual family room situated toward the back of the home, which boasts original built-in floor-to-ceiling bookshelves on two walls.
The kitchen has been upgraded, with colorful marble countertops, patterned tile backsplashes, period-style cabinets, and a computer nook overlooking the surrounding greenery. Upstairs, the current owner began—but did not yet finish—renovations to convert a large sunroom into a master bath with a walk-in closet.
The backyard features a generously proportioned wooden deck with a covered gazebo area perfect for outdoor dining, as well as an unsheltered back patio for sunnier days. A creek abuts the back of the half-acre property. The guesthouse is slightly more modern in style, with white-painted exposed brick walls, a lofted wood-beam ceiling, and parquet wood floors.
Originally Appeared on Architectural Digest