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Joe Montana has listed his 500-acre Calistoga ranch for sale after more than two decades owning the home. According to the Los Angeles Times, the house was finished in 2003 and was inspired my Montana and his wife, Jennifer’s trips to Italy and France. The vibe of the house is clearly in that vein, with a villa and an Italian look but an ornate, French feel as well.
At a $28.9 million listing, it is, however, being listed for $20 million less than the property was initially floated for a decade ago, when Montana had it floated for $49 million, before removing the listing at the behest of his children.
Included on the property, according to the Los Angeles Times, is the following:
There’s an Italianate villa, a guesthouse/art studio, a caretaker’s cottage, a riding arena and a handful of equestrian facilities with room for 30 horses.
In addition, the grounds include a swimming pool, sports court, skeet-shooting range, bocce ball court, a pond for fishing and two streams for canoeing.
The 3-4 acres surrounding the home hold groves of Tuscan olive trees that produce 30-60 gallons of olive oil every year, which the couple bottles. Beyond that, rose gardens, cypress trees, white grape vines and a 17th century well fill out the rest of the landscape.
Accessed by a bridge over a moat, the 9,700-square-foot main residence holds three bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, large tapestries, antique marble floors, iron torchères and a collection of European imports. A 17th century church altar surround touches up a wall, and a Parisian marble tub anchors the master suite bathroom.
The expansive wine cellar holds 3,500 bottles, a tasting room and an outdoor terrace. Up above, a pair of turreted towers take in views of Mt. St. Helena.
See the photos of the property below: