Former Home Of Famed NFL Quarterback Vinny Testaverde Enters Market For $3.95 Million

Written by Posted On Wednesday, 23 December 2020 12:22

The six-acre estate is one of the largest lakefront properties in the Tampa Bay area.

ODESSA, FLA. (November 20, 2020) — The Lake Keystone home previously owned by former NFL star Vinny Testaverde has entered the market for $3.95 million. One of the largest lakefront properties in the Tampa Bay area, the 12,803-square-foot estate rests on six private acres. Located at 17122 Gunn Highway, the residence is marketed exclusively by Karen Hegemeier and Jackie Diaz of Premier Sotheby’s International Realty’s South Tampa office; the listing details are here.

The custom home features seven bedrooms, seven full and four half baths, encompassing four levels of luxury living. The ground level boasts an incredible wine cellar, expansive gym, sauna, kitchen, living area and game room. Crafted with state-of-the-art features and the finest finishes, the home’s first level showcases a large gourmet kitchen with high-end appliances; formal and casual living/dining areas; an office with built-ins; and a guest suite with wet bar, walk-in closet and separate entrance. On the second level, the magnificent master suite includes a coffee bar, spa-like bath, dual walk-in closets, separate nursery and balcony with lakefront views. A spacious media room on this floor is complete with tiered seating. The third level is appointed with a yoga room; this level has also been built with a staircase that lowers to a walkway bridge and lakefront balcony.

The expansive property offers a resort-style oasis complete with a pool, heated jacuzzi, kiddie pool, multiple seating areas and a summer kitchen with fireplace. An outdoor enthusiast’s dream, the estate also includes tennis and pickleball courts, a basketball half court, boat dock, new jet ski floating docks and a boat lift with electric covered dock. The adjacent land is ideal for a multigenerational family who wishes to build a second home on the property within this private gated estate. In addition, Lake Keystone residents enjoy one of the largest, private lakes in the Tampa Bay area.

Testaverde’s NFL career spanned 21 seasons. An All-American athlete with the University of Miami, he won the Heisman Trophy in 1986 before being drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1987.

“For those who seek the ultimate lakefront living experience, this private masterpiece is one of the most desirable homes on Lake Keystone," said Karen Hegemeier. "Encompassing two parcels, it offers a unique opportunity to expand on an already palatial estate.” 

About Premier Sotheby’s International Realty

Headquartered in Naples, Florida, Premier Sotheby’s International Realty has over 1,400 associates and employees in 40 locations throughout Florida and North Carolina. Premier Sotheby's International Realty also benefits from an association with the storied Sotheby's auction house, established in 1744. The brokerage is a division of The Lutgert Companies, a prominent member of Southwest Florida’s business community since 1964. For more information, visit


Rate this item
(0 votes)

Search by State:

Agent Resource

How to capture your next prospect - click here

Realty Times

From buying and selling advice for consumers to money-making tips for Agents, our content, updated daily, has made Realty Times® a must-read, and see, for anyone involved in Real Estate.