Monday Morning Millionaire: Sean Payton’s Vaquero Home Hits the Market, Disco and All

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2006 Brazos exteriorWe are sure sorry that the New Orleans Saints won’t be slugging it out at the Superbowl in (freezing!) New York this year. But mark my word, buyers will be slugging it out to own the Westlake, Texas home of their coach, Sean Payton, and his estranged wife, Beth. 5006 Brazos just hit the market for an amazing $3,450,000. That is really not all that much for the stunning, huge, LOADED, estate nestled in the chi chi Vaquero Golf Club, on a Cul-du-sac lot with enormous trees. The home sports a more contemporary flare than most of the homes in the seriously gated, private community, with large windows, expansive views and something every parent of teenagers needs: a discotheque!

2006-Brazos-WestlakeYou may recall… back in February 2011 — Sean Payton got everyone all flustered thinking he was maybe trying to get closer to Jerry Jones and the Dallas Cowboys by moving to Vaquero Club in Westake. Vaquero is the number one home  to many PGA golfers, current and former Texas Rangers players and other celebrities and players. Payton, his wife Beth, and kiddos first hunkered down in the 8,554 square foot house owned by former Texas Rangers and current New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira. Come early January, 2012, Sean and his wife bought 5006 Brazos. Smart move as this house had so many goodies, and what it didn’t have they added, from the private disco to the massive fireplace in the master bath, to the ladies’ vanity station with farmhouse sink that puts you in command central for grooming.

No offense to NOLA, but you would not find a house like this in Louisiana. No way Jose. Check out this slide show for detailed photos from the home’s last listing.

But now, Sean and Beth are calling it quits. And 5006 Brazos Court, their dream house,  is about to become someone else’s dream.

sean-and-beth-300x193The home is nestled into a cozy Vaquero cul de sac overlooking a pond. The kids can go fish whenever. The home has almost 7800 square feet. If you love those big, sprawling Farmer’s sinks, you have found your nirvana. Every single bathroom in this house has Farmer’s sinks that you usually only see in kitchens. Take note of the Master bath in that slide show: most gorgeous tile ever plus steam shower and a romantic rock fireplace. This home is loaded with interesting textures in every single room.

2006 Brazos dining room 2006 Brazos Living room 2006 Brazos Butlers 2006 Brazos family room 2006 Brazos kitchenBuilt in 2006, the home has four bedrooms, four full bathrooms, two half baths, and nearly 7,800 square feet of living space. There are stained concrete floors and walls, as well as a heavy use of wood paneling, marble and stone. Let me tell you: no expense was spared in the amenity department when this home was built. The place comes with a to-die for gourmet kitchen, a media room, an exercise room and a study. Biggest butler’s pantry I have seen. There is a second game room upstairs, with the now-famous disco off to the side. And when we say disco, we mean disco: Payton’s in-house game room, which goes full-on discotheque has a lighted dance floor, laser lights, fog machine and a full wet bar.Sean-Payton-House-Westlake-Texas-25

2006 Brazos loggia 2006 Brazos master study 2006 Brazos master 2006 Brazos master bath w fireplaceOutside, Coach Payton’s pad is pure summer time party fun headquarters: there’s an outdoor kitchen, a fire pit and a huge saltwater pool with a spa. Behind the pool is a full cabana, recessed into the terrain so it’s a swim-up bar.

Many expected the home to hit the market in 2012 after Payton filed for divorce from his wife of 20 years. However, Beth later filed a counter-petition for divorce that allowed her to designate the Westlake home as the primary residence of the couple’s children.

Payton was an assistant coach for the Dallas Cowboys from 2003-05, where he must have developed his great taste in real estate. This is one of my favorite homes in North Texas, and I am totally stealing that master bath fireplace idea. Talk about warm towels! Also loving everything in their son’s room, from the footballs to the playing field rug boasting loudly, SAINTS! That’s a boys’ dream room, whether he’s 9 or 49!

2006 Brazos master bath vanity 2006 Brazos stairwell 2006 Brazos boys room 2006 Brazos girs room 5006 Brazos media room 2006 Brazos work out room

Listing agent is Vanessa Van Trease of Chateau Realty5006 Brazos pool 5006 Brazos cabana swim up bar 2006-Brazos-Westlake


Candy Evans

A real estate muckraker, Candy Evans is one of the nation’s leading real estate reporters. She is also the North Texas real estate editor for, CultureMap Dallas, Modern Luxury Dallas, & the Katy Trail Weekly. Candy has written for Joel Kotkin’s The New Geography, Inman Real Estate News, plus a host of national sites. Constantly breaking celebrity real estate news, she scooped former president George W. Bush's Dallas home in 2008. She is the founder and publisher of her signature, and, devoted to the vacation home market. Her verticals have won many awards, including Best Blog by the venerable National Association of Real Estate Editors, one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious journalism associations. Candy holds an active Texas real estate license but does not sell. She is on the Board of Directors of Braemar Hotels & Resorts (BHR).

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  1. mmCandy Evans says

    Love your input! Did you see that that the Champ is back? I agree young people think big houses are Debbie Downers, but as long as people have more money than…sense… they will proliferate. That said, this home is one of the best designed in Vaquero!


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