Joe Montana Drops The Price On His Stunning 500+ Acre Napa Castle, Then Drops $7 Million On An Oceanfront Malibu Cottage

Joe Montana, a retired football hero and current venture capitalist, has recently completed two significant real estate transactions. First, he reduced the price of his 500+ acre home, which has been on and off the market for more than ten years, in Calistoga, a town in the Napa Valley. Second, he acquired a Malibu beachside villa.

Villa Montana

Villa Montana will be our first stop. That’s the name of Joe’s 503-acre estate in Calistoga, California.

Napa is 45 minutes north of Calistoga. So it’s roughly two hours door-to-door from the former site of Candlestick Park in San Francisco, where Joe played for the 49ers from 1979 to 1992. Joe, though, would never have taken that drive. The 503 acre property you can see here was purchased by him and his wife Jennifer in the late 1990s. They then started building what eventually became a massive European-style castle, which took five years and many million dollars to complete:

Via the MLS/ Compass

through MLS/Compass

The majority of the architectural, landscape, and interior planning was carried out by Joe and Jennifer themselves. Joe and Jennifer first met when she was employed as a background model for one of his Schick razor commercials.

They brought in old marble floors, sinks, mantels, a church altar from the 17th century, and 1500s-era iron gates, most of which came from France.

There are only three beds and slightly under 10,000 square feet of living space in the castle’s main building. There are two guest houses with two bedrooms if you require more than three. A 3,500-bottle wine cellar is also available if you’re concerned about getting thirsty.

Go to the pool if you start to grow bored. Alternately, swim in the pond. Or ride a horse around the exclusive paths of a top-notch equestrian facility.

The house was initially put up for sale by the Montanas in 2009 for $49 million (get it? 49ers). Unfortunately, no customers could be located despite the numerical pun. For more than a decade, they had intermittently listed the house. The cost was decreased to $29 million in 2019. They recently reduced the cost once more. Villa Montana is available to you this time…

$24.5 million

Malibu Beachfront Cottage

As they continue to wait for a buyer for their Calistoga getaway, Joe and Jennifer have downsized from a 500-acre sprawling castle to a 1,400 square-foot beachfront home.

First fun fact: I’ve actually attended a gathering at Joe and Jennifer’s brand-new Malibu residence. The man who leased the home for a month each summer was a someone I knew in the past. It’s a charming small cottage located just feet from the renowned Malibu Pier and directly on the beach.

Fun fact #2: At the party the renter told me the house had a fun celebrity connection. David Geffen, Dr. Dre, Robert Downey Jr., perhaps?

Actually, according to the renter, the owner of the house was the son of the actress who played the mom on “Leave it to Beaver.” As Barbara Billingsley as well. My recollection is that the tenant said Barbara purchased the home in the 1960s for a mere $30,000, according to him. The mansion has been rented for more than $20,000 a month for the past ten years.

Bizarre Malibu Incident

Joe and Jennifer were caring for their 9-month-old grandchild at a different Malibu home on a Saturday in September of last year. When the 39-year-old female intruder entered the home, she saw the infant napping in the living room and snatched it up before running upstairs to a bedroom. When the mom refused to give their grandchild back, Joe and Jennifer approached her. When the woman declined, Jennifer (who is still stunning and seems to be in excellent shape) said, “I’ll… (See her pictures on Google Images.) assaulted the mother, restraining the child safely. Seriously. This took place. T

The woman ran off. Joe sprinted away and signaled a police officer, who ultimately located and detained the woman. There’s a slim chance that this was planned. In other words, according to all accounts following the incident, the woman was unaware of the Montanas. She was held in jail for five months and is currently awaiting trial on charges that could carry and 8-year prison sentence.

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