USC Football Coach Lincoln Riley Just Bought A $17 Million Mansion In LA

While many coaches at lower levels are simply there on a volunteer basis, for college coaches, it's a whole different ball game. According to Best Universities, the average football coach at the college level rakes in over $2 million in salary alone, plus some seriously impressive bonuses — enough to afford some seriously stunning properties. Given that USC's new head football coach, Lincoln Riley, is reported to have signed a contract worth about $110 million, it's no surprise that he set his sights on a truly breathtaking California property (via 24/7 Sports). And, he recently made it official, signing the papers to purchase the sprawling estate.

Riley purchased the home in Palos Verdes Estates for a staggering $17.2 million, according to Dirt. However, it seems that Riley got a bit of a deal as well, as the purchase price was $2.4 million below asking. The home is built in the Spanish Revival style and is known as the "Roessler Estate," as one of the home's owners was Fred Roessler, the first mayor of Palos Verdes Estates. 

The property was originally built in the 1920s, but between 2003 and 2006, it had some serious renovations done, stretching out the square footage and bringing in plenty of luxurious amenities and modern details while still staying true to that original style. Read on to learn a bit more about this gorgeous property that Riley will be calling home over his next several years at USC.

A slice of California paradise

As with many super-sized estates, privacy is always a concern — Riley certainly doesn't want the paparazzi to be crouching at his fence after a long day of coaching. Not only is the home nestled on 3.17 acres of land, but it also features a vintage-style gate that opens onto a long driveway followed by a circular motor court (with enough space for cars to drive through to the five-car garage), as well as a set of double doors leading to an enclosed courtyard complete with a multi-tiered fountain (via Zillow). There's landscaping throughout, with the Spanish Revival-style terracotta tiles of the home's roof making a unique style statement.

However, the enclosed courtyard that greets you when you visit the home is just the beginning. There is also a private tennis court, a putting green, as well as a large pool with room for an abundance of lounge chairs surrounding it. And the pool is just a few steps down from a huge outdoor patio space and outdoor kitchen with built-in barbecue, making it ideal for entertaining. Of course, all the luxurious outdoor amenities are connected with paved paths and lush landscaping that makes wandering around the property an absolute pleasure.

While there's plenty of room within the home itself, the property also has a 790 square foot guest house that allows any visitors some privacy. And, of course, given the property's ocean-front location, there are gorgeous views of the Pacific from all over the grounds.

A tribute to the home's historic roots

The property is a sprawling 13,032 square feet in total area, with seven bedrooms and 12 bathrooms, as Redfin reported. Though the renovations in the '00s likely had a dramatic impact on the way the home looked, they were done in a way that also paid tribute to the property's 1920s roots by infusing old world charm throughout in small details like the materials used, architectural features, and even the light fixtures.

For example, a large formal dining room features ornate wood beams and arched doorways as well as eye-catching vintage sconces. The vintage lighting fixtures are carried throughout the home, popping up in several hallways and as statement chandeliers over particular areas. There are rustic details in the large open kitchen as well, with wooden cabinetry paired with stone accents that add a rustic charm. The space also has plenty of stunning architectural details, such as beams across the arched ceiling in one of the bedrooms, arched doorways in many of the rooms, and even columns and ornate detailing on the ceiling in the movie theater (that's right, the property even has a movie theater).

Seven fireplaces are sprinkled throughout the home, adding coziness to many of the rooms. And, if the old-world charm of the property has you yearning to become an oenophile and have a few different vintages of wine accessible, that's a possibility as well — there's a 600-bottle wine room.

Modern amenities — and making the most of the view

Given the home's ocean-front location, it makes sense that the property would be designed in a way that takes advantage of that fact. The interior features plenty of windows that fill the space with natural light and offer a gorgeous view, as Zillow demonstrated, including massive arched windows that are true showstoppers. There are also large glass double doors that open to the covered patios, creating a variety of indoor-outdoor spaces throughout the property and allowing you to breathe in that ocean breeze while lounging on the couch in one of the living room areas.

However, despite the nod to the home's historical roots in the design throughout, there are also plenty of modern amenities. One of the best examples is the fact that there's a 3-stop elevator, so if you ever get a bit weary traversing those 13,000+ square feet of space, you can simply hop in the elevator.

There's also a sauna and steam room if you're feeling like a day of pampering, as well as a gorgeous master suite with a huge walk-in closet and a spacious master bathroom with a bathtub nestled underneath a large window and an ornate light fixture that continues that vintage charm. Whether you're cozied up inside a nook of the property on a chilly day or enjoying the fresh air lounging on one of the patios during the warmer months, there's plenty to love about the Spanish Revival-style estate.