Got $2.3 million straight cash, homie?
Then you can live the Randy Moss lifestyle circa 2002-’08. But seriously, feel free to finance 1215 Oakview Rd., the mammoth Medina estate that once belonged to the Minnesota Vikings great and Pro Football Hall of Famer.
At 14,680 square feet, the five-bedroom, five-bathroom house is the second-largest one currently for sale in the state. (Here’s what it’s like selling the largest, which is still available three years later at the discounted price of $5.9 million.) The Medina home has been on and off the market for years; the current listing went live back in September, and there haven’t been any slashes to the asking price.
There’s a lot of stuff in there: “Enjoy stunning views with an indoor professional basketball court, an indoor pool, workout gym, sauna, tennis court, jungle gym, virtual golf, movie theater, dog kennel with heated floors and independent dog walk,” rattles off the Coldwell Banker property listing. Whew! There also appears to be a jumbo built-in fish tank near the basement bar area, while the vaulted pool room provides yet another bar. A stylized “M,” presumably for “Moss,” is inlaid at the center of the hoops court. Built in 1986, the decade-specific home sits on a 6.3-acre lot which must’ve been ideal for Moss, a famously private superstar athlete who once lived among retirees in Boca Raton, Florida.
The ol’ Moss compound is one buyer removed from Randy. Moss, fresh off a devastating Super Bowl loss with the previously undefeated Patriots, unloaded the property for $3 million in mid-2008, right as the housing bubble began popping. That timing amounted to a nice windfall for the wideout, who scored the house $1.16 million just six years earlier, according to county records. Moss’s real estate exodus from Minnesota inspired these strange ’08 jottings from C.J., the longtime Strib gossip columnist whose unceremonious 2019 exit from the paper feels like it deserves its own story.
We asked the current listing agent to chat about the property’s history, but didn’t hear back.
Moss’s professional history is better documented. A first-round draft steal in 1998, the Marshall University star took the NFL by storm, setting an NFL rookie receiving TD record (17) with the Vikes that still stands today. His seven-season tenure in Minnesota would be marked by on-field success (five Pro Bowl nods) and off-field weirdness (hitting a traffic cop with his car, lotta weed, iconic quotes).
After a ho-hum run in Oakland, Moss revitalized his career as Tom Brady’s top weapon in New England; his 2007 single-season receiving TD record (23) remains unbroken. In 2010, his second stint in Minnesota was cut short by a vulgar outburst at the quality of food from Tinucci’s Restaurant & Catering. Moss retired in 2012 and was inducted as a first-ballot Pro Football Hall of Famer in 2018. The retrospectively beloved oddball currently works as an analyst for ESPN.
Let’s take a photo tour of Moss’s former home in Minnesota, courtesy of the MLS listing: