Notable Home Sales

Former NFL QB Griffin sells custom-built estate in Bella Collina

The Griffins completed their 7,600-square-foot mansion in the Bella Collina Country Club community in 2020.

RG3 is moving on from his Orlando home in Bella Collina.

“They wanted to be somewhere that was family oriented and peaceful. This made sense to them and they loved it here,” said listing agent Penny Stokes-Hilton with Top Villas Realty, who has worked with the family before when she helped them buy this house. “His career is taking him in a different direction and it’s time to move.”


Public records show Robert Griffin III and his wife Grete Griffin sold their home to a Texas-based LLC for $4.25 million.

The Griffins designed the 7,646-square-foot home on Pendio Drive with McNally Construction Group and finished it in 2020.


“They worked closely with the family and designed it in a really great way with an open plan concept and high ceilings,” Stokes-Hilton told GrowthSpotter, adding the views of Lake Apopka are different than many others in the area.

The couple worked with custom builder McNally Construction Group on the modern design, featuring high ceilings, an open floorplan and windows that showcase the lake view.

“It’s literally like a house on the ocean rather than a lake. You don’t see the other side of the lake so it’s like you’re on the ocean,” she said. “From and all of the huge windows and the glass walkway upstairs, you’re just looking straight out at like an ocean view. It’s magnificent.”

The home sits on 1.53 acres and has five bedrooms and five full bathrooms, including a first-floor main suite with a unique feature.

“It’s a two-story dressing room. I had never seen [one like this] before and it is just beautiful,” Stokes-Hilton said. “You go in and you have a whole area and a side staircase where you go up and have glass upstairs that can look over and down into the dressing room below.”

The area includes a chandelier and a large storage space for shoes, above which Griffin III kept his trophies including the Heisman trophy he won in 2011 for being the best player in college football while at Baylor.

Level one of the two-story dressing room had ample storage for the Griffins' sneaker collection and display space for their trophies.

Griffin III, known as RG3 or RGIII, was drafted by the then-Washington Redskins, now Washington Commanders, as the second overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. After playing for several years for three teams, he began a broadcasting career with ESPN in 2021.

Grete Griffin is also a track athlete, competing in the heptathlon for her native Estonia and for Florida State University.

The home has a basketball court, gym, and sauna.


“They both work out every single day and they work out together and the children get involved. They’re just such an athletic family and they just love their sports.”

The two were married in 2018 and have three daughters together. Robert Griffin III also has a daughter from a previous marriage.

Griffin's RG3 logo appears throughout the house, etched in glass, painted on the basketball court and tiled in the swimming pool.

Some of the sporting amenities including the basketball court and pool have RG3′s logo on them. The home is move-in ready and has a special feel to it.

“At an open house for the buyers and the buyers’ agent, when they walked in, they said not only is this house spectacular, you can feel so much love,” Stokes-Hilton said. “Robert and Grete and their children are a very loving and tight-knit family and I think you can feel that in the property. It’s not going to convey in photos, but when you walk in, it just has the nicest feeling to it.”

Christy Lombard with Nexthome All American represented the buyers.

The Griffins previously worked with Stokes-Hilton in 2018 when they bought their first Orlando-area property, a 10-bedroom furnished mansion in Reunion Resort. The couple sold the house after just seven months, banking a $350,000 profit.


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