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Ex-Rams’ player Mark Barron to auction off Chatsworth home

A Chatsworth mansion owned by former Los Angeles Rams linebacker Mark Barron heads to the auction block in a live webcast.

“The auction will be held without reserve, so buyers can name their price,” said Nate Schar, director of luxury real estate for Heritage Auctions, the long-running company set to preside over the sale.

Live online bidding opens at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 14. To participate in the event, bidders must register and present lender pre-approval by Monday, July 13, Schar recommends.

With its stone exterior and turrets, the five-bedroom, 7,467-square-foot residence known as “Château Loire” sits on nearly 2 acres in guard-gated Indian Springs Estates. The light-filled house boasts a spacious master suite, a large game room and lounge, and a new backyard designed for entertaining.


Features of the yard include a swimming pool and spa, fire pit, basketball court, and outdoor kitchen. There’s also an expansive lawn.

Inside the home are formal living and dining rooms. An eat-in kitchen, its backsplash and counters in Carrera marble, holds a large center island with seating, generous cabinet space and a breakfast nook. A wet bar fills a corner of the family room.

Halfway up the stairs is an office.

The top floor holds the master suite, which has an expansive walk-in closet, sitting room and private balcony. It’s attached to a Carrera marble-covered bathroom with a jetted tub, one of six bathrooms throughout the house.

A bonus room attached to the suite can double as a gym or baby’s nursery.

The house boasts lots of parking, including a four-car garage with a pull-through porte-cochere.

Barron, 30, bought the home in 2016 for $2.8 million, property records show, shortly after he signed a five-year, $45 million contract with the Rams. The team cut him loose with two seasons left on his contract. In 2019, the Pittsburgh Steelers signed Barron to a two-year, $12 million contract. That team released him in March.

Records show the house hit the market in June 2020 for $3.999 million. But Schar said the NFL player has long sought a buyer for the property.

“The seller had it listed for quite some time, but grew tired of waiting,” he said. “The market hasn’t responded in an efficient enough manner, and this seller is motivated to sell.”

The auction guarantees a sale on Tuesday.