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Lovie Smith

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Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith has cut the asking price on his 10,000-square-foot mansion in Tampa, FL, yet again—to $3.7 million. That’s $1.1 million less than its initial list price in October.

Built in 2002, the six-bedroom, eight-bath home sits on nearly 13 acres in Tampa Palms, a planned community including the Tampa Palms Golf and Country Club. It’s located about 30 minutes northeast of Raymond James Stadium.

Smith bought the mansion for $3.8 million in 2014, after signing a five-year, $25 million contract to serve as the Buccaneers’ head coach. The team struggled under Smith’s leadership, and he was fired in 2016.

Exterior
Aerial view

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The Mediterranean-style house has a circular driveway and porte-cochère. It features arched windows and columns throughout. Arched double doors open to a foyer with travertine flooring and a grand staircase.

Just off the foyer is Smith’s office, which has French doors and a built-in bookcase. Listing photos show football helmets from his coaching stints with the Bucs and at the University of Kentucky and University of Tennessee.

Office
Office

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The living room has a marble fireplace and French doors to the back patio. The open-concept family room has a two-sided marble fireplace and arched window and French doors opening to the backyard.

Family room
Family room

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Living room
Living room

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There’s also a billiard room, formal dining room, and 800-bottle wine cellar. The kitchen has dark stone countertops, a natural gas stove, and butler’s pantry.

Billiards room
Billiard room

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Kitchen
Kitchen

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The master bedroom has a vaulted ceiling, chandelier, gold wallpaper, and a sitting area. Elsewhere, there’s a home gym with more football memorabilia on the walls.

Master bedroom
Master bedroom

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Gym
Home gym

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Outside, there’s a kitchen, covered patio with fireplace, heated pool, five-car garage, shuffleboard court, and putting green.

Shuffleboard court
Shuffleboard court

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Putting green
Putting green

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Pool
Pool

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Garage
Garage

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Smith currently coaches at the University of Illinois, where he signed a six-year, $21 million contract after he was released by the Bucs in 2016.

He’s had mixed success with real estate. In 2004, after he was hired by the Chicago Bears, Smith bought a five-bedroom home outside Chicago for $1.62 million. He listed it for $2 million in 2014, and it eventually sold for $1.45 million in 2015.

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