$17.83 million is a huge amount to be spent on a home but considering the fact that $1.57 million was spent on preparing the build-site, it seems justified. That is the estimated cost of footballer Wayne Rooney's mansion which today stands in place of a 1930s house which was pulled down in 2004. The neo-Georgian mega mansion has been the cynosure of all eyes and, at times, has attracted more attention that the star footballer himself.
Location: The mansion is located in the civil parish of Prestbury in the county of Cheshire, England.
Accommodation: The two storey house which sits on an expansive mansion is easily more that 15,000 square feet in its living space measurements. There are six lavish en-suite bedrooms with attached baths located in the different wings of the home. A triple garage with the capacity to house at least 5 cars is also located by the side.
Features: Rooney Mansion starts off with a rich garden turf which is in itself valued at £50,000. Studded here and there on that turf are Grecian-esque statues which add beauty to the impeccably landscaped gardens. The add-ons to the mansion are a conservatory, a fully equipped gym, a larger-than-life home cinema and a mini sports stadium.
The interiors of the house feature a large pool with a Jacuzzi. Bathrooms have been given gold-plated taps and fittings. There is also a paved sun deck and sweeping staircases. A special games room with game machines, video games, jukeboxes and simulators can keep one entertained for hours. The kitchen is almost as big as a tennis court with a floor-to-ceiling refrigerator.
In a mansion of such large proportions, it is not surprising that there are at least half a dozen plasma TVs. The CCTV security surveillance system for the home cost the footballer about £30,000.
Neighborhood: Though the home is nearly a kilometer away from all other houses, the neighborhood has homes of Premier League stars, Stephen Ireland and Wes Brown.
Bentley Continental GTC
Wayne Rooney drives a silver colored Bentley Continental GTC. However, it must be said that the ace striker is in serious need of a crash course on basic traffic rules, as his careless act of parking his expensive car on the wrong spot of the road while out on a shopping trip in the center of Manchester was criticized by media. Rooney narrowly managed to avoid getting a parking ticket owing to the presence of mind of his friend who managed to move the Bentley away in the nick of time. The mightily relieved footballer was later photographed retrieving the keys of his favorite car from his pal.
Range Rover Overfinch
Wayne Rooney appears to be so completely in love with the Range Rover Overfinch that he owns two specimens of the same model. The newest Overfinch in Rooney’s collection sports a metallic black paint job and the older one has been seen its exterior coat change from silver to white. The Manchester United star decided against repainting his old SUV and instead opted for a vinyl wrap when he got bored of the color of the $200,000 Overfinch. Rooney often takes out his wife Colleen on long drives on his SUV’s.
Aston Martin Vanquish
Wayne Rooney has been photographed arriving at the Manchester United training ground driving his silver gray Aston Martin Vanquish, an iconic British sports car that has been featured in many James Bond movies. High-tech features like LED headlights, carbon fiber body and an all-aluminum chassis impressively combines to provide a very trendy look to the Vanquish. This $250,000 sports car is notable for its extreme speed parameters like a top speed of 295 km/hour and capability to zoom from zero to 100 km/hour in just 4 seconds. The hip interiors possess an appearance similar to an aircraft cockpit and have been lined with Bridge of Weir Luxmil hand stitched leather.
Wayne Rooney loves to take out family on long drives on the English countryside in his brick red Audi RS6, a sports car that has been provided with a very contemporary look due to its Xenon headlights, alloy wheels and a glossy exterior paint job. The interiors have been lined with honeycomb quilted Valcona leather and have been equipped with hi-tech systems like a 10 speaker Audi sound system along with a three zone automatic air conditioner. The $125,000 RS6 is one of the few cars in the world to possess the superb acceleration statistic of reaching speeds of 100 km/hour after start in less than 4 seconds.
2004 Cadillac Escalade
Wayne Rooney has been photographed several times behind the wheels of his Cadillac Escalade. The ace footballer purchased the Escalade sporting a black raven exterior paint in 2004 while he was still donning the blue Everton colors. The car possesses just the perfect balance of formidable power, superb looks and plush interiors. Further, the chrome wheels along with a large prominent grille and a privacy glass attenuate the imposing appearance of the SUV. The interiors feature bucket seats lined with high quality leather, besides hi-tech installations including a rear seat DVD player, satellite based navigation system, three zone climate control and Bose premium band speakers.
Silver Bentley Continental GTC
Wayne Rooney drives a silver gray Bentley Continental GTC. However, it must be noted that the Manchester United ace needs a little bit of education on a few basic traffic rules in force on British roads after parking his Bentley on the wrong side of the road in Manchester. Luckily for him, a friend saved him from a hefty traffic fine by towing away the $195,000 GTC in the nick of time. Rooney has extensively modified the interiors of the car to match his aesthetic preferences and swamped parts of it like seats, dashboard and armrests with high quality nappa leather upholstery.
Wayne Rooney drives a metallic black BMW X5. Unfortunately, the English footballer’s $80,000 car was involved in an unpleasant incident that took place in May 2005 near his Cheshire home when he rammed it into a roundabout and crashed into another car which was driven by a 45 year old woman who suffered minor injuries. Rooney was immediately issued court summons and a charge of negligent driving was slapped against him. Police gave him the option of undergoing a two day long driving course in order to improve his skills behind the wheels of the BMW X5 instead of paying a stiff fine.
Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder
Rooney’s notorious track record of crashing brand new cars continued when the striker lost control of his Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder on the A6 highway on February 2007, while on his way to dine at a local restaurant. The incident took place somewhere between Macclesfield and Manchester and left Rooney deeply shaken. Reports suggest that Wayne’s over speeding led to the accident and he was extremely lucky to have emerged unscathed from it. Rooney bought the Lamborghini just a week before this incident and pledged to be more responsible while taking it out on drives in the future.
Black Range Rover Overfinch
In a rare sighting, star footballer, Wayne Rooney, was seen getting into a black Range Rover Overfinch. It is no surprise that a footballer has fallen in love with this masculine SUV. Fitted with a huge, powerful, 5.0-litre, supercharged V8 Corvette engine, it runs like a mean machine. The specialty of the vehicle, however, lies in its interiors which have been spruced up and almost redone with exquisite leather and wood. Genuine carbon weave adorns the dash in the front and a bar sits at the back.
It was a lavish wedding in every sense when footballer Wayne Rooney married Coleen McLoughlin, his childhood sweetheart, on the 12th of June 2008. The setting was in the Italian Riviera, the Villa Durazzo and the medieval La Cervara abbey in Portofino. Though the ceremony was a simple one featuring just pizza and cocktail, an estimated £5 million were spent on it. The bride wore a Marchesa wedding gown worth £100,000 while the groom was in a handsome suit. The rings exchanged are estimated at £1 million each while OK! magazine paid £2.5 million just for the photo rights!
The bride's accouterments for the wedding cost £85,000 and a special performance by the Westlife Band, Coleen's favorite, was arranged for £400,000. Many security guards had been arranged for the venue to chase away the paparazzi. Each guest was given a box with a butterfly to release at the event. They were asked to donate all their gifts to a children's hospital. There were 64 guests in all and they were treated to a masked ball on board a luxury yacht. The partying went on for 4 days.
It’s not without good reason that the exotic beach resort of Barbados is one of the first holiday destinations that cross football ace Wayne Rooney’s mind whenever he plans to take time off his hectic playing schedule. Rooney owns a villa valued at $8 million on the island which serves as the prefect base for his Bajan holidays. In June 2009, the footballer was in town on to celebrate his first wedding anniversary with his wife Coleen. However, Rooney again pitched tent in Barbados on the summer of 2011 to celebrate his successes on the football pitch with his England teammate Joe Hart. Both the footballers were accompanied by their respective families and Wayne’s wife decided to show off her designer bikini collection on the sea beach while sunbathing.
Location: Barbados is a famous island in the Caribbean region.
Accommodation: Barbados is home to two dozen high end hotels. Five star accommodations like the Colony Club by Elegant Hotels, Barbados Resort and Spa, The Fairmont Royal Pavilion Hotel and Treasure Beach Hotel usually charge around $2,000 to let out a suite for a day during the holiday season.
Main Attractions: Plenty of visitors from all over the world descend to Barbados every year in order to enjoy its lovely sun kissed beaches. The beaches offer a once in a lifetime experience to tourists due to their carnival atmosphere and contain many restaurants offering cheap drinks along with exotic Bajan cuisine. Famous buildings like the Parliament complex are a worth a visit for their architectural splendor.
Vacation in Barbados
Splash in the waves
Los Angeles Vacation
Wayne Rooney landed in Los Angeles on June 2012 just a few days after England’s exit from Euro 2012. Rooney was accompanied by his wife Coleen for the entire duration of his week-long trip which was apparently necessitated by the footballer’s desire to go to a quiet place in order to escape the harsh media scrutiny about his lackluster performance in the European footballing competition. The couple was in for a surprise when they bumped into Rooney’s England teammate Ashley Cole at the place where they were staying. The Rooney’s spent most of their sunbathing by the side of their hotel pool and mostly avoided speaking to anyone.
Location: The magnificent city of Los Angeles is part of the American state of California.
Accommodation: Los Angeles possesses more than 50 top notch hotels. Renting a room for a night at a five star accommodation of the types of "SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills", "Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel", "The London West Hollywood" and "The Peninsula Beverly Hills" usually cost in the region of $500 to $800.
Main Attractions: The city of Los Angeles and it neighboring areas contain several iconic tourist hotspots like Hollywood and Beverly Hills. The beaches of Malibu and Marina del Rey near LA are also very popular with tourists. Embarking on a LA city tour is also a good option.
With his partner
Enjoying the vacation
Taking Sun Bath
Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney seems to have a fancy for Dubai, as he was recently spotted with his wife Coleen relaxing at a poolside in Dubai. The vacation in Dubai was actually the part of Rooney's 25th birthday celebrations. However, as per Sir Alex Ferguson,the Manchester United boss, the ace striker is suffering from knee injury and has been given a time off. However, whatsoever the reason may be, the ace striker seems to be enjoying and was found in a relaxed mood.
Dubai otherwise too is a shoppers paradise and Coleen seems to be aware of this. Dubai Mall is the perfect place to shop as the mall rated to be the best and largest in the region has a host of shops selling items ranging from jewellery to latest electronic gadgets.
Another impeccable attraction in Dubai is the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world. The observatory desk located on the 124th floor of the tower offers a bird eye view of the city. Dubai Marina is another must visit place in Dubai. One can indulge in deep sea fishing excursion or can do wind surfing or para sailing too. A range of outdoor cafes too operate at Dubai Marina and one can get authentic European cuisine at some of these.
For a perfect foodie, Dubai offers a range of options and one can head to Chopsticks, Cosi and Al Hallab all located within the Dubai Mall to get a taste of the local cuisine. A reason perfect for the English footballer to head to Dubai who makes it a point to be in the city once in a while.
SOS Children’s Villages
Rooney is the ambassador to SOS children's Village in Britain. The organization is dedicated in helping children who are abandoned or have lost their parents through family strengthening programs. The NGO's goal is to ensure access to essential services by providing health care, educational and social support. The charitable organization supported by well-known personalities like Nelson Mandela and Angelina Jolie also operates emergency relief programs with major focus on the betterment of women and children.
The footballer has heavily campaigned for the charitable organization which works in more than 175 countries focusing to save and improve children's life. The NGO has received the support of more than 190 celebrities around the world which includes well-known Hollywood celebrities like Donald Trump and Madonna. It is committed to provide better health care facilities, education, clean water and emergency relief.
Flannels Munro TwoButton Evening Suit
Wayne attended the UNICEF dinner on 2012 donning this classic two button evening suit. The single breasted black wool Munro evening suit features two button closure with three front pockets and a satin peaked lapel. The trousers have four pockets with zip-fastening and satin detailing on the sides.
Moncler Men’s Mathias Jacket
Rooney wore the Moncler Jacket while on a day out with his son Kai. The blue nylon jacket features ribbed inside collar, chunky zip, drawstring waist, buttoned cuffs and detachable hood. The $1,193 garment has several pockets with feather down inner to keep the wearer warm in chilly winters.
Creative Recreation Cesario Lo
The footballer has been snapped several times donning his favorite Creative Recreation snickers. The trendy shoes feature faded black canvas throughout the body with toe strap, suede heel and a white sole. The $65 accessory has been designed perfectly combining style with comfort.
Hugo Boss Logo Swim Shorts
Rooney wore the swim shorts while holidaying in Las Vegas. The Hugo shorts feature superior quality synthetic fabric with quick drying outer surface, drawstring at the waist elastic, side slits pockets and patch rear pocket with Velcro fastening on the right side. The $59 sporty shorts have a contrasting bold logo print on the left leg.