Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford lists Bloomfield Twp. home for sale — again

Detroit Free Press

Dave Birkett
| Detroit Free Press

Not that anyone needed more confirmation that Matthew Stafford’s time in Detroit is done, but the Detroit Lions quarterback has put his Bloomfield Township estate on the market again.

Stafford and his wife, Kelly, listed their lakefront home for $6.5 million Monday, two days after news broke that he asked for a trade.

The Lions plan to accommodate Stafford’s request and will begin trade discussions in earnest this week.

Stafford, the Lions’ quarterback the past 12 seasons, called for a trade after the Lions went 5-11 this season and with the franchise set to embark on another rebuild.

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The team hired Brad Holmes as general manager and Dan Campbell as head coach, and could take a quarterback with the No. 7 pick in the draft.

The Staffords initially put their house on the market last spring for the same asking price of $6.5 million, with Kelly Stafford insisting then there was nothing to read into the listing.

Pregnant at the time with her fourth daughter under the age of 4, Kelly Stafford said the family wanted to get away from the water. The Staffords even looked at other properties in the area before taking the house off the market in September, realtor Jeff Barker said.

“They weren’t interested in moving to a new home during the football season,” he said. “Entirely different circumstances (now), but nothing has changed with the home.”

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The 12,295-square-foot house has five bedrooms, seven bathrooms and sits on 1.27 acres of a pointed peninsula that reaches into all-sports Upper Long Lake.

The property includes an indoor half basketball court made of flooring the Detroit Pistons played on at the Pontiac Silverdome, five fireplaces, a sauna, a wine cellar, a glass elevator with service to all three levels and the largest infinity pool in the state.

Kelly Stafford wrote Monday on Instagram that she had bouts of “random tears” when thinking about leaving the city the couple has called its second home for 12 years.

The Staffords also have houses in Georgia and California, and soon will have another place to call home during football seasons.

Contact Dave Birkett at Follow him on Twitter @davebirkett.


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