There's no doubt that Detroit Lions fans will always have a soft spot in their hearts for former quarterback Matthew Stafford. The former "son" will return to Detroit with his new team on Sunday as the Lions host their first playoff game in 30 years, and although it will be great to see his return, it's still game on for fans at Ford Field.

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Although Matthew Stafford is with his new team, the Los Angeles Rams, the former Lions quarterback still has a special place in his heart for Detroit. He and his wife Kelly left a bit of a legacy here when he departed after 12 seasons with the Lions. The duo donated a hefty sum to build a center named "The Kelly and Matthew Stafford & Friends Education Center" which is part of a major expansion that became part of Mitch Albom's nonprofit SAY Detroit. They even returned to Detroit for the groundbreaking ceremony. 

When Stafford headed to the West Coast, not only had to say goodbye to his Lions team and the city of Detroit, but he and his wife Kelly also said goodbye to their magnificent home in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. 

The incredible lakefront home on Long Pointe Drive was listed for $6.5 million. The home is located just outside of Detroit is 12,295 square feet, has five bedrooms, and seven bathrooms, and sits on 1.27 acres of a pointed peninsula that reaches into all-sports Upper Long Lake.  According to Zillow, the home sold in August of 2021 for $6 million.

The home has just about every little extra you would expect from a professional athlete. The former Stafford house includes an indoor half-basketball court made of flooring the Detroit Pistons played on at the Pontiac Silverdome, five fireplaces, a sauna, a wine cellar, and a glass elevator with service to all three of the levels. 

Kelly Stafford would often post pictures to her social media of the family enjoying time on the lake, hosting events with friends and family enjoying all the extras the house had including the highlight, the largest infinity pool in the state.

As for the Staffords, they purchased a 15,000-square-foot home in L.A.’s San Fernando Valley, within the guard-gated celebrity enclave of Hidden Hills. Price tag? $19.6 million. Neighbors include Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union, Lil Wayne, NBA star DeMar DeRozan, and Kylie Jenner, who lives right across the street.

Take a look below at how it looked when Matthew and the family called it home, and catch all the action between the Detroit Lions and the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday, January 14th, at 8:00 pm on NBC.

Look Inside Stunning Former Home of Ex-Lions Quarterback Matthew Stafford

When Stafford headed for the west coast not only had to say goodbye to his Lions team and the city of Detroit, but he and his wife Kelly also said goodbye to their magnificent home in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. The incredible lakefront home on Long Pointe Drive was listed for $6.5 million when the couple sold it.

Gallery Credit: Zillow

$3 Million Michigan Playground Estate with Resort Style Pool & Room for 20 Cars

Cars lovers listen up! For those who love resort-style living, this one is for you! The best part is we are talking about just one home. This Rochester, Michigan home is on the market for $3M and is loaded with extras you could only dream of. Love cars? There's room for 20 of them. Enjoy wine? It has its own wine cellar with a tasting room. Did we mention a pool and backyard area that resembles a 5-star resort? It has that too. Take a look at this masterpiece.

Gallery Credit: Zillow

 

 

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