Retired NFL quarterback and former Steelers team member Ben Roethlisberger put his Pennsylvania home up for sale this month. Roethlisberger, known affectionately as ‘Big Ben’, is asking $2.9 million for the expansive country retreat.
The property spans 148 acres in Hanover Township; the house dates to 2000, and is designed in a rustic contemporary style that mixes alpine, lodge, farmhouse and modern design elements. The façade culminates in a soaring, peaked center section inset with ground-to-eave glass.
Inside, all that glass illuminates the great room, a voluminous space with a fireplace lodged in a fieldstone accent wall and an abundance of wood: walls and ceiling finished in pine plank, and a hardwood plank floor. An upper-level balcony overlooks the room.
The stone and timber remain the dominant cues, but there’s a bit of beige paint elsewhere in the home as the woodsy persona is tempered with a bit of suburban understatement and a few urbane amenities. On the whole, however, this is a house dedicated to the township lifestyle, with warmth prevailing and plenty of glass to appreciate the natural parks-and-game beauty that is the home’s context. Outside the great room, the master bedroom’s fireplace, balcony, and wall of glass panes and doors is particularly representative.
The acreage gets in a few back-to-the-land amenities, including ponds, trails, a garage and workshop, kennels, and a shooting range, while a guest house on the property adds at least one bedroom to the main home’s four.
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