Houston Texans star establishes elegant Austin home as his home ground
Houston Texans player Danny Amendola appears to have slipped under the radar as a new resident of the Austin area, just as he has eluded so many defenders on the football field.
Amendola, 35, recently gave Architectural summary an exclusive tour of his 4,768 square foot home on 1 acre lot along the Red Bud Trail in West Lake Hills. Until the Architectural summary article appeared, many fans probably did not know that the professional athlete and the model lived in the capital.
Realtor.com lists the value of the four bedroom, three and a half bath property at over $ 3.2 million. Property records show that Amendola bought it in June. In 2017, the property hit the market at $ 2.1 million.
Architectural summary Of course, leans in great detail on Amendola’s approach to designing the ranch-style home, which was built in 1968. The aesthetic exudes a mid-century modern vibe mixed with modern elements.
“What I wanted to do here was create depth and weight with the different textures we used. There is a lot of steel on the walls at the back and heavy tiles for part of the living room to add more warmth, to make it anchored, defined, ”says Amendola.
Austin architect Tray Toungate, Austin interior designer Christina Canales and real estate agent / friend Lisa Sherwood collaborated with Amendola on the home renovation. The updated home features furniture and art objects that Amendola has collected throughout his NFL career.
“The rooms in the house include works of art that I have kept for years and years,” he says, “and I waited to frame before putting them on. [on] a specific wall of a specific house.
While the NFL wide receiver may be new to the Austin area, he’s certainly not new to Texas. Born and raised in the Woodlands, he played college football at Texas Tech University.
In 2008, he signed with the Dallas Cowboys as a free agent, but never saw the time on the field beyond the practice team. The same thing happened the following year with the Philadelphia Eagles. But later in 2009, he finally played in an NFL regular season game after joining the St. Louis Rams. His stretch with the Rams ended in 2012.
Amendola spent the longest period of his NFL career (2013 to 2017) with the New England Patriots, when Tom Brady was still the team’s quarterback. He won two Super Bowl rings as the Patriot. Amendola then made short stints with the Miami Dolphins and Detroit Lions before signing a one-year, $ 2.5 million contract with the Texans in September.
Four years before joining the Texans, Amendola became the first NFL player to sign with Ford Models, one of the world’s top modeling agencies. Reporting on the Ford Models deal in 2017, People.com said the concert cemented Amendola’s “fashionable athlete status”.
By the way, where does Amendola keep his NFL caliber and model body fit? Not at home, actually. His home in West Lake Hills does not have an exercise room.
“I have always tried to separate my exercise from my family life,” Amendola says. “I don’t want to go to the weight room feeling lazy and lethargic in my own house and do a poor workout. When I’m at home it’s my time to relax and be with my friends and family. And every time I go to the gym, I know it’s business.