By Claudine Zap | Aug 25, 2020
Former New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning has tossed his Summit, NJ, mansion onto the market.
After retiring from the NFL earlier this year, the two-time Super Bowl champion is also moving on from his longtime home. If you’re a Giants fan with plenty of cash, you can now score Manning’s upscale abode for $5.25 million.
The longtime QB picked up the place in Union County in 2014 for $4.7 million. He and his wife then completely renovated and restored the 1904 Georgian Revival.
The updated residence now has no less than 9,000 square feet of interior space, complete with antique charm, modern conveniences, and high-end finishes.
With six bedrooms, five full bathrooms and four half-bathrooms, the house has space enough for an entire team. The full layout includes a fireside dining room, a sun-filled formal living room, and an oversized family room. A gourmet kitchen with high-end appliances looks out to a breakfast room.
The spacious master suite has two dressing rooms and a marble bath.
Other amenities include eight restored fireplaces, a home office, home gym, a massive, 750-bottle wine cellar, and a third-floor bonus room that could be turned into a rec room or sixth bedroom.
The home also features a Crestron central control system and a generator for emergency backup power.
Set on 1.1 acres, the grounds include a pool with a recently renovated poolhouse. The temperature-controlled poolhouse features a golf simulator for use year-round. Outside, the patio area includes a barbecue for warm-weather cookouts.
And the home also boasts a grassy yard, perfect for passing around the pigskin.
Manning is no longer tied to the New York area, since he’s left the Giants. He does reportedly own a vacation home in the Hamptons, though, a five-bedroom retreat steps from the beach on a 1.21-acre plot. Along with a pool, its huge deck can host outdoor parties.
Before purchasing their Summit residence, Manning and his wife, Abby McGrew, owned a luxury condo in Hoboken, NJ , where they lived from 2008 through 2016. They successfully sold that waterfront property in 2018.
The record $3.55 million sale was the highest price ever paid for a condo in the city’s history. The two had moved to the suburbs to accommodate their growing family.
Manning, 39, was the first overall draft pick in the 2004 NFL Draft. He made his Giants debut that season and went on to play 16 seasons with the team.
The two-time Super Bowl champion was also twice named the Super Bowl MVP. After he announced his retirement, the Giants co-owner John Mara declared that Manning would be inducted into the Giants Ring of Honor and that Manning’s No. 10 jersey would be retired.
Hallee Dangler with Prominent Properties Sotheby’s International Realty holds the listing.