Footballers and their luxury mansions are a dream for most and are talked about often. And if you have a ‘portfolio’ to boast of your luxury properties, you automatically become the talk of the town.
Football star Wayne Rooney who plays for Major League Soccer club D.C. United grew up in a council house in Liverpool – but has shown off his real estate skills from a sprawling Barbados villa, which he rents out for £25,000 a week to a £320,000 waterfront apartment in the Sunshine State in 2007. He even splashed out £450,000 on a detached home in Liverpool for his parents to live in.
Let’s take a look at the impressive luxury property portfolio of Wayne Rooney and his wife that they own.
£5m Barbados Pad
The Rooneys’ housing portfolio stretches to overseas – where they rent out a spectacular Barbados Villa for more than £25,000 a week in the high season.
The five-bedroom property boasts an infinity pool, a media room and a shared golf course. It even boasts an exclusive beach shared by a host of stars like Ant and Dec, ex-boxer Joe Calzaghe and Roo’s old United team-mate Rio Ferdinand.
In an apparent woman’s touch, the inside walls are decorated with pictures of Hollywood icons Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe.
The palatial pad comes complete with an infinity pool and a media room. The deck area is large which is decorated with loungers and umbrellas. Perfect for a summery day!
Guests can dine while overlooking the mansion’s magnificent grounds and the pool. The area is furnished with white lattice falling from the ceilings and wooden dining furniture. It has plants all around to give a natural feel.
The Villa boasts of five huge bedrooms which have a vintage theme, huge glass windows and a porch attached in the outside.
Over the years, the swish Bajan resort has become so popular with Manchester’s rich and famous that its residents have dubbed it the ‘Northern Quarter’. The Rooneys bought the villa for £5million in 2010, but put it on the rental market as a holiday home four years ago, the Manchester Evening News reported.
£300k Florida apartment
In 2007, the footballer and his wife splashed out around £320,000 on a luxurious waterfront apartment at Harbor Pointe in Port Charlotte, Florida – but property prices later collapsed.
This three-bedroom condo in the riverside resort has a balcony and more than 1,750 sq ft of living space. It also boasts of a master suite with a study and an “oversized walk-in closet”, with a fitness center and in-ground heated pool available in the resort’s grounds.
The Rooneys lived happily in a £6 million home in Prestbury, Cheshire, for more than a decade before they were the victims of an attempted burglary. Nicknamed as ‘Waynesor Castle’ the Rooneys’ home reportedly featured six en-suite bedrooms, a cinema, a Jacuzzi and a swimming pool.
It was also claimed to have an under-lawn heating and a hair-dressing salon!
The new Cheshire Mansion worth £20m
The Rooneys’ new pad sits on a 40-acre plot in Cheshire. Crews are still working on the £20million property, which will include a number of buildings, stables, two man-made fishing lakes, and an orangery.
The mansion will also boast a TV room, snooker room, bar, wine store, cinema, gym, and swimming pool, as well as an underground tunnel to a six-car garage. And there will even be separate lifts – one for the family, the other for visitors.
Their new mansion has been compared to a Morrisons supermarket and even a Travelodge because of its exterior.
Separate houses for Parents and Wife
Wayne Rooney also bought his parents, a £450,000 detached home in West Derby, which reportedly has three reception rooms.
Two years ago, reports claimed he’d also bought his wife a £5 million villa in Portugal.
And with a net worth of more than £100 million (Coleen is worth an estimated £13 million), it’s likely Wayne’s portfolio of luxury properties will only continue to expand.