Take a look around what is rumoured to be Mario Balotelli’s new house, Steppingstone, a fascinating rural estate set in the beautiful English countryside near Chester.
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Supposedly purchased following his recent £16m move from AC Milan to Liverpool, social media reports have suggested that the £4.75m property will be the charismatic Italian’s new home.
The Steppingstone project was inspired by the owner’s wish to create a discreet and private house, perfectly aligned to contemporary living, in a stunning position. It embraces the functional aspects of neomodern architecture and key attributes of modern technology to provide a versatile and comfortable living environment.
It features an outdoor 3G 5-a-side pitch, indoor hardwood sports hall, “state-of-the-art” underground wine cellar, keyless doors with fingerprint recognition, a staff flat, guest suites and an indoor swimming pool complete with slide, sauna and jacuzzi, amongst other features.
Oh, and a helipad.
Watch the video below and take a tour through what is thought to be Mario Balotelli’s new house – Steppingstone:
Entrepreneur Steve O’Connor, the majority shareholder of rugby league club Widnes Vikings, told The Chronicle his property – which has an indoor swimming pool and its own helipad – remains on the market with Chester estate agents Savills.
Rumours have been rife on social media that 24-year-old Italy striker Balotelli, who recently signed for Liverpool FC for £16m, was eyeing up the rural retreat, listed as part of Mr O’Connor’s property development company Steppingstone Group, but the tycoon said: “We have had several viewings of the property in the last few weeks and these are ongoing as the house remains on the market.
“Mario rented an apartment from us in Manchester a few years ago when he played for Manchester City and it’s from this that I suspect people have been drawn to the wrong conclusions, but all I can say is that the house is still available and that we’ve had a lot of interest.”
Indeed, you can see the mansion still listed for sale and more pictures on the Savills website.