Remember the custom 800-gallon aquarium Clay Matthews had designed and installed at his California home for an episode of TV’s “Tanked” in 2018?
It could be yours, so long as you’re willing to pony up for the 14,021 square feet of living space that come along with it.
The sprawling estate the former Green Bay Packers linebacker and his wife, Casey Noble, built on 1.65 acres in the double-gated community within The Oaks of Calabasas is on the market — and has been since last year.
Before you go thinking the home sweet home with 11 bathrooms, seven bedrooms and room for more than nine vehicles in the garage might be a little out of your league, the asking price continues to come down.
According to Architectural Digest, the modern French Provincial estate with views of the Santa Monica Mountains was first listed for just less than $30 million in July 2021, a year after construction was completed. It came back on the market in March for $27.9 million. It’s currently listed by The Beverly Hills Estates for $24.9 million.
What does that buy you, besides the 7-foot-long fish tank with a “frozen tundra” theme, including coral reef goal posts and an underwater version of a Cheesehead?
The listing on Realtor.com makes note of such amenities as an over-sized pool/spa, a 15-seat theater and wine cellar in the “subterranean level,” a sports court, goldfish pond and rose garden. There’s also a suite with a private balcony and bathroom with marble and custom vanities, a double-height foyer, his and her office and a chef’s kitchen.
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The design expertise of Noble, who hosted HGTV’s “Design on a Dime,” is evident throughout in the 36 photos, but for the kind of insider’s tour that Wisconsinites and wealthy socialites can equally appreciate, check out Architectural Digest’s video series, “On the market.”
Rayni Williams and Shana Tavangarian of The Beverly Hills Estates take viewers inside what they say the couple thought would be their “forever home” and show the reclaimed barn wood from Wisconsin that was flown in for ceiling beams in the great room, the bedroom suite and the guest quarters (or “cottage,” as Clay and Casey like to call it—another nod to Wisconsin).
They point out that the chandelier made of antlers in the billiards room, which features poster-size Sports Illustrated covers of Matthews on the walls, came from Wisconsin, too.
You also learn this little nugget about No. 52: “Clay actually took up gardening, and they planted 50 trees in the orchard.”
According to The Wall Street Journal, Matthews purchased the land in 2013 for $2.6 million when he was dating Noble. They began construction on the home in 2015 after they were married. It’s a process that took nearly five years.
Architectural Digest, citing a 2021 Wall Street Journal interview with the couple, said they planned to relocate to Nashville, where Matthews’ brother, Casey, lives, so that their children could grow up together.
Matthews is originally from California and played one year with the Los Angeles Rams after his 10-season career with the Packers ended in 2019.
In April, Brett Raymer, one of the hosts of the Animal Planet reality show “Tanked,” revisited the Matthews episode on his “Going Fishing with Brett Raymer” podcast.
Raymer and co-host Wayde King got to meet the entire Matthews family during the install, including Clay’s father, Clay Matthews Jr., who also is a former NFL linebacker. The home was under construction at the time, but the office was built in full so the episode could be filmed.