Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

You Can Live like an NFL Team Owner for a Cool $10 Million

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

You Can Live like an NFL Team Owner for a Cool $10 Million

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Byline: Karen Brune Mathis

I told my husband that if he loved me, he would call real estate agent Judy Law and make an offer on the Weaver home.

That would be the decade-old San Jose area riverfront estate of J. Wayne and Delores Barr Weaver, principal owners of the Jacksonville Jaguars.

The property, at 6120 San Jose Blvd. W., just hit the market for $10 million.

Law, with Prudential Network Realty, said I was the first to tour it as a for-sale property.

Not as a potential buyer, however. (Just kidding about that offer, Judy.) Not that my husband doesn't love me. (Although our anniversary is this month.)

The Weavers didn't move far. They moved into the Villa Riva riverfront condominiums in Riverside during the NFL preseason. Property records show they paid $2.4 million in April.

Married almost 52 years, Delores Weaver said she and her husband, whose grown children have children of their own, made the move for several reasons. They work long hours, attend a lot of events and just aren't home that much. "And on top of that, I felt that the house needed a family," she said.

What does $10 million buy?

A two-story, 16,310-square-foot main house with six bedrooms, eight bathrooms, two half-bathrooms, six fireplaces, covered porches and balconies, an enclosed pool and spa, a dock and a carriage house.

There's also a two-story guesthouse, where the Weavers' caretaker and housekeeper remain for now.

The house includes an equipped exercise room with both a sauna and a steam room; a media room; a game room with a bar, refrigerator and beer taps; a walk-in wet bar with a wine room; a laundry room; a butler's pantry; and three staircases.

That's in addition to the foyer, living room, family room, dining room, kitchen and garage.

It sits on almost 4 acres with 243 feet of frontage on the St. Johns River. The dock has a boat lift and gazebo.

All with heavy security.

None of it is ostentatious. There's no museum or chandelier feel. There's a lot of walnut, marble, recessed lighting, cream-colored carpeting, windows and foliage. A person could get used to living there. …

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