The Associated Press is reporting that Denver Bronco’s QB Peyton Manning will be temporarily living in their former head coach’s 35,000 square foot Denver mansion until he finds an official home.
Mike Shanahan coached the Denver Broncos from 1995-2008 when during that time Bronco’s owner Pat Bowlen deemed Shanahan his “coach for life,” possibly explaining his construction of a 35,000 square foot home with luxuries fit for a king.
Shanahan finished construction on his families forever home in 2009, just about the same time that he was fired from Denver and replaced by new head coach Josh McDaniel’s.
Now coaching the Washington Redskins, Shanahan and wife apparently never had the intentions of selling their Denver mansion and are more than willing to help out their old friends by lending their large home to future Hall of Famer Peyton Manning.
Only serving as a temporary residence, according to The Denver Post the home features:
“six fireplaces, a 3,600-square-foot, six-car garage; a 2,150-square-foot guest house; a ‘wine residence”‘and guest house; a swimming pool, two bridges, a poker room, a racquetball court, a video golf screen, shuffleboard table, a bowling alley, an elevator, two studies, a gallery, a music and living room, a gathering room, a dining room, a conservatory, and a kids’ arcade and playroom.”
According to a Denver real estate agent, “It’s the most prestigious community in Cherry Hills.”
Adding, “there are a lot of recognizable Denver names who live on the street.”
I’m not sure whether or not this is considered sleeping with the enemy since the Redskins and the Bronco’s only play each other once every 4 years, but I am sure that I wouldn’t mind having an enemy that let’s me borrow their 35,000 square foot mansion.
What do you think? Will Peyton’s new home will have enough to keep him busy on his off days?