Jalen Ramsey Lists L.A.-Area Home for $13.995 Million After Rams Trade
Miami Dolphins cornerback Jalen Ramsey is putting his L.A.-area residence on the market for $13.995 million following his trade from the Los Angeles Rams earlier this year.
Located in the prestigious neighborhood of Hidden Hills, the approximately 10,000-square-foot estate is renowned for housing celebrities like the Kardashians and Madonna. Ramsey acquired the property in 2020 for around $9.5 million from “America’s Got Talent” host Howie Mandel, who had built the house as an investment property and had never occupied it, according to listing agent Lee Mintz of Compass.
Originally from Tennessee, Ramsey began searching for a home in Los Angeles after his trade to the Rams from the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2019. He chose Hidden Hills primarily due to its proximity to the Rams’ training facility in Thousand Oaks, citing the notorious L.A. traffic and his dislike of driving long distances. Ramsey revealed that he keeps a list of features he desires in his dream home on his phone, and this property satisfied about 90% of those preferences.
Situated on approximately one acre, the three-level main house showcases a Modern Farmhouse design and features six bedrooms, shared Mintz. The compound boasts a movie theater, bar, wine room, gym, sauna, and basketball court. Additionally, there is a pool, guesthouse, and a built-in barbecue area on the premises.
After purchasing the property, Ramsey added a guesthouse, expanded the driveway, and redesigned the landscaping. He mentioned that he transformed much of the garden on the hillside, creating lounging areas and play spaces for his three young daughters.
Ramsey regarded the home as an ideal sanctuary during the pandemic, as it provided him with ample amenities without the need to venture outside. He could engage in basketball games with friends, swim, and enjoy the sauna without leaving the confines of the property. Even in normal circumstances, Ramsey acknowledged that his fame sometimes complicates public outings, making it challenging to frequent public spaces like L.A. Fitness without constant requests for pictures and autographs.
While the decision to sell the house was difficult for Ramsey, he found it impractical to keep it since he will be spending the majority of his time in Miami for the next few years. He disclosed that he is currently house hunting in Miami but can’t help but compare all the options to his beloved L.A. residence.
“If I felt like I was going to continue coming to California often, then I would probably just hang on to it, honestly,” Ramsey expressed. “because I love the home.”
Ramsey, widely regarded as one of the NFL’s premier defenders, was selected as the fifth overall pick by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the 2016 draft following an impressive college career with the Florida State Seminoles.