Back in May, Ward successfully sold a five-bedroom residence in Milton, GA, for $1.85 million. In stark contrast to his mansion, which lingered on the market for years, the home near Alpharetta was only on the market for a few weeks, with an asking price of $1.9 million.
The 5,314-square-foot home is in a guard-gated country club neighborhood. Centered on The Manor Golf and Country Club in Milton—with a course designed by former PGA golfer and Masters Champion Tom Watson—the exclusive community offers an array of custom-built mansions on large lots.
Ward’s custom estate, on 1.07 acres, offers gorgeous views of the 11th hole on the course.
As you enter through the double glass doors and into a dramatic two-story foyer, you’ll notice the beautiful marble floors and a wide-open floor plan.
The large great room is dominated by an elegant floor-to-ceiling fireplace, with ample space to enjoy the views of the golf course and the pool. Natural light streaming in through the windows is said to “highlight custom-blown glass fixtures.”
The gourmet kitchen features Wolf appliances, double ovens, a gas stove, and white quartz counters. A double island has ample seating for casual dining, and for dinner parties, there’s also a large formal dining room.
On the main level, you’ll find the master suite. The master bathroom has a large shower and a free-standing tub. A master closet offers its own washer and dryer, along with “tempered cabinetry for climate-sensitive pieces.”
The upper level has four guest suites with designer tile floors and custom cabinetry.
The terrace level offers a range of luxe amenities, including a guest suite, media room, billiards area, wet bar, and weight room. The home also boasts a wealth of smart home features.
Out back, there’s a private oasis with a patio, pool, and an elaborate tiered spa.
As for Ward’s housing history: In 2012, he put his enormous estate in Atlanta on the market for $7.5 million. After a few years with no activity, the home bounced back onto the market in 2017, with an asking price of $6 million. Without an offer on the horizon, Ward even tried renting the home in late 2018 for $50,000 a month. But after seven years on the market, the home finally sold in July 2019 for $3,637,600.
Ward grew up in the Atlanta area and starred in college at the University of Georgia. The Steelers picked him in the third round of the 1998 NFL Draft and he wound up playing 14 seasons in the Steel City.
He remains the team’s all-time leader in receiving yardage, receptions, and touchdown receptions. He now serves as an assistant coach for the New York Jets.