It’s No Jungle: Sports Radio Star Jim Rome Lists $10.9M SoCal Mansion

Smack-talking legend Jim Rome, who hosts an eponymous radio show as well as various podcasts, has listed his Irvine, CA, home for $10,995,000. While he invites his radio audience to enter the jungle every day, his residence is a rather serene retreat away from the world of sports talk.

Located just south of Los Angeles, the huge house has five bedrooms, 5.5 baths, and over 7,200 square feet of living space.

It’s also been the beneficiary of a recent interior face-lift by designer Sudi Jelveh. Let’s take a look inside this classic residence.

Built in 2006


View from above


Living space




Primary bedroom


Main bathroom


Pool in the back


Outdoor entertaining area


You’ll pass by lovely flower gardens, stately trees, and climbing vines before entering this dwelling, which features lofty ceilings, arched doorways, exposed beams, and a bright white palette. There’s both a formal living room and a large family room with glass doors offering views of and access to the outdoor living space, yard, and pool.

The kitchen is a study in marble, on both the island and backsplash, and includes a spacious banquette in the breakfast nook. The primary bedroom has its own sweet living room and fireplace, views of the gardens, plus a fantastic bath with more marble in the shower.

The outside amenities are generous, including a pool, spa, bocce court, cook space, and lounging areas. Two outbuildings come with the property—one with a living room, the other a tower that can be made over into a home office.

Located in Shady Canyon, this home is securely gated and offers access to hiking, pickleball, tennis, golf, and a clubhouse.

Rome, 58, has been offering up his hot sports takes on radio and TV for over 40 years. He’s created his own lingo, nicknames, and catchphrases. Rome currently hosts a daily show on the CBS Sports Network. He was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 2019.


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