The San Francisco 49ers quarterback, Colin Kaepernick, has just put his gated San Jose home at 4903 Eastbourne Court on the market for $2.895 million.

Kaepernick purchased the 4,600 square foot house, which sits on a half-acre lot and features 12-foot ceilings on the first floor, for $2.7 million two years ago and has since invested $300K remodeling, as first reported by the LA Times.

And in addition to a rather sweet outdoor dining room and kitchen, the home’s backyard is outfitted with a waterfall swimming pool and Jacuzzi.

Kaepernick can opt-out of his contract with the 49ers at the end of this season.

UPDATE (12/1): In related news, Kaepernick has purchased a $3.2 million, 1,733-square-foot condo at One York Street in New York.

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  1. Posted by jamesjr

    I hear he’s moving to Cuba. He wants to continue his education in political and economic systems.

    • Posted by Cee Cee

      What does Cuba have to do with protesting the murder of black men and women in the US?

      • Posted by NoeEnvy

        That’s a great question – ask Kaep. He was the one who was expressing support for the Cuban regime (link in my screen name).

        • Posted by BobN

          That’s not what your link says.

          • Posted by 4th Gen SF'er

            Actually it IS what Noe’s link says: “Over a teleconference call, Kaepernick reportedly praised Castro for investing in Cuba’s education system, as opposed to the American investment in the prison system, according to Salguero.”

          • Posted by sfcommie

            Sounds about right. Cuba would’ve done well if it weren’t for the American imperialist’s sanctions.

          • Posted by BobN

            Actually, support for one or two policies, along with stated opposition to other policies, does not constitute “support for a regime”.

  2. Posted by soccermom

    12′ ceilings no longer sufficient for hairstyle.

    Great bulk purchase on furniture at Las Vegas nightclub going-out-of-business sale.

    “From this spot on the patio, you can see all the way to Gilroy…”

  3. Posted by Stop Driving

    So he’s clueless and has horrible taste. Hopefully the Bay Area will be rid of him before too long.

  4. Posted by SF_Landlord

    Does it come with a Fidel Castro statue on the premises?

    • Posted by SFrentier

      Well comrade, he’s showing his allegiance by refusing to make a profit here 😉

  5. Posted by louiemondot

    Every single one of y’all above are haters…

    • Posted by Columbo

      Was joining him in sitting out the NA. Now that he didn’t vote, I’m not down with him anymore. Regardless, I will sit out the NA for the next 4 years or until the White House isn’t full of haters.

  6. Posted by AnonAnon

    Professional athletes love these giant suburban style McMansions. I think there was a Giant who bucked the trend a few years back by buying a place in Noe, but this seems to be the norm.

    • Posted by Notcom

      IIRC a number of Giants bought @ Millenium – yeah, yeah, they picked a better team than building …though its wandering ways weren’t publicized yet – but I don’t know if that was as a primary residence or a secondary one (or a third, fourth …)

    • Posted by two beers

      That was Felipe Alou.

      [Editor’s Note: Actually, it was Moises at 1470 Noe Street.]

      • Posted by two beers

        Of course you’re right, thanks for setting it straight.

    • Posted by Fishchum

      Matt Cain had a place on the hillside above Noe, but I think he sold it a few years ago.

      [Editor’s Note: Cain Records A Pre-Season Loss Over In Noe.]

  7. Posted by Amewsed

    Is this in a good part of San Jose? I have no idea. But a 4600 sq. ft home in Silicon Valley for this amount seems fair. Isn’t the housing supply quite low and demand high in the area? Even with the 49er quarterback’s less than stellar reputation, new buyer can probably negotiate down further.

    • Posted by Notcom

      Well, Colin’s gone down at least a few times already this year….

    • Posted by The Milkshake of Despair

      It depends on what you consider to be “good” but the Silver Creek area is certainly affluent: it is a country club neighborhood. Its main disadvantage is remoteness. You have to drive everywhere. Transit is nonexistent and it is a long walk to any place other than the clubhouse. Also one of the worst commutes possible to employment centers at the north end of the valley. You have to head further south towards Hollister for a longer commute.

      • Posted by sfcommie

        Well, you have to drive everywhere if you are not in SF. And Silver Creek is not that remote for San Jose unless you plan to walk to your work. It’s just south of Evergreen and I used to live even further down on 101 in my previous life. Commuting on 101 is bad, I agree, but so is everywhere else in Bay Area these days.

        • Posted by The Milkshake of Despair

          SF hasn’t cornered the market on car-free living. Granted most of the Bay Area is car-centric but there are pockets where it possible to commute without a car. Thousands of Caltrain and GBus riders are part of the evidence. You can see how this shakes out in this website about mode share. Those charts are not granular enough but central San Jose is significantly less car-dependent compared to Silver Creek. And don’t discount the extra half hour+ you save on the commute just by living a little further north.

    • Posted by The Milkshake of Despair

      Oh yeah the price it seems about right considering the location. If it were located in a more central SJ neighborhood it would probably list for more, maybe $3-4M. You wouldn’t have that nice view but you might be able to walk to civilization and your commute time would be cut in half.

      • Posted by Amewsed

        Thanks Milkshake. So, maybe it would be a deal for someone working in the South Bay for $2.2M. I am not interested but this guy ain’t no Steph Curry and his Orinda and Alamo homes.

  8. Posted by mr. miyagi

    …I figured Colin would know to outsource his interior design to someone with a basic level of design sense. I guess I was wrong.

  9. Posted by Dick

    Reading these comments from out-of-state, all I can say is lighten up. All you Kap haters voted for Trump so you should be happy. As to taste, it looks fine to me and if you don’t like it so what? At least it was his and it was bought and paid for. If it’s the staging company’s property, slam the stagers.

    • Posted by 4th Gen SF'er

      Well, we’d like him to move to NYC where he wants to be. FWIW, I do not follow football, but the people that do in the SFBA & beyond are working class people who were referred to as “deplorables, racists..” etc by the HIllary people. So, forgive us for being snarky about him…

      • Posted by Lilly

        What? It’s not the working class that voted for Trump, it’s the uneducated class. And if you vote for racist policies, your actions are deplorable.

    • Posted by AnonAnon

      Unsurprisingly Trump got less than 10% of the vote in SF. Although I might guess that a higher percentage of Trump supporters frequent this site.

      • Posted by SocketSite

        Considering we have a sizeable readership outside of San Francisco, basic stats would suggest that’s true.

        But now back to the topic at hand, which is the property above and the implications of its listing and sale…

        • Posted by Notcom

          “(T)he implications of its listing and sale” are what, exactly? That he doesn’t think he’ll be needing a home in the SC Valley after this year? That he’s exploring a timeshare in Havana?

          W/o knowing what his other plans are – abode wise – I don’t see how we can deduce much of anything.

        • Posted by modernedwardian

          the implications? really?

          he’s price insensitive given his salary and net worth. he also appears to be salary insensitive (given his on field performance) and sponsorship insensitive (given his vocal and controversial position taking; which i at least find refreshing for a public sports figure).

          if he chose to spend more than he’d get back to make his own slice of heaven more “heavenly” to him i doubt this loss effects him in the least.

          there are NO greater implications of this listing and little to be learned here. hence all the snarky remarks. “but now back to the topic at hand”, let the rumble continue.

  10. Posted by EcceMorons

    He should keep it, and turn it into a headquarters for The New Black Panther Party. Walk the walk, Colin, don’t just talk the talk!

    I’m sure your neighbors would be grateful.

  11. Posted by that_dude

    Ouch. He put in 3M and lists and 2.9. If he even gets listing price, which I doubt, he’ll still lose another 4% of real estate fees. That’s 120k~, plus the other 100 loss. He’s out a minimum of $220k – that’s what happens when you invest short term.

  12. Posted by SocketSite

    In related news, Kaepernick has purchased a $3.2 million, 1,733-square-foot condo at One York Street in New York.

    • Posted by AnonAnon

      Well his taste in neighborhoods has certainly improved.

      • Posted by Amewsed

        It is Tribeca, not the Upper East Side.

        So that means the SJ home can sit on the market for a while.

        • Posted by seriously

          “It is Tribeca, not the Upper East Side.” Precisely. The Upper East Side is the most boring neighborhood in Manhattan.

  13. Posted by Mr. Miyagi

    I’m highly educated and voted for Trump. Perhaps it was an admission error, but I managed to graduate top of my class from MIT (STEM to boot.)

    Oh ya, and I’m not a bigot, racist, or xenophobe. The hate that oozes from the judgmental and vitriolic left is something very special.

    I wonder if this comment will be censored for violating a candor policy?

    • Posted by anon

      The fact that you’re not a “bigot, racist, or xenophobe” doesn’t change the fact that Trump’s campaign actively catered to that type. Most Germans in the 30s, even most that admired Hitler, were probably not evil people. That doesn’t change the fact that they allowed a madman to take over.

    • Posted by Jake

      The fact that you don’t believe you are “not a bigot, racist, or xenophobe” doesn’t mean you’re not. The fact that you asserted you aren’t indicates some awareness on your part that by voting for the Trumpster you have supported bigoted, racist, and xenophobic behavior; namely his combover majesty’s.

      The hate that often oozes from your postings on SS indicates something not very special, all too common; all too very common. Lowest chakra living. Therein lies the risk of democracy: even the educated can vote foolish, and hateful votes count, especially in swing states. FWIW, I’ve worked with more than one “top” MITer brilliant at STEMery, dumb as a shyucked bay oyster on politics.

      Meanwhile, Colin K. signed a 6-year $114 million ($61 million guaranteed) contract, and I can probably throw a better fade pass into the back corner of the end zone. The wages of sin…., but the graduate of MIT, braggadocios everlasting.

  14. Posted by SocketSite

    UPDATE: As we noted when we first locally reported the listing of Kaepernick’s home last year, Kaepernick could opt-out of his contract with the 49ers at the end of this season. And has since been confirmed, he is planning to exercise said option and become a free agent in March.

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