The value of an average U.S. home today is a little more than $147,000. The average value of a U.S. athlete's home is a tad bit higher. While it's difficult for elite athletes to sell off their luxurious real estate, they experience plenty of enjoyment living in it.

CNBC.com has compiled a photographic slideshow of the coolest athlete homes in America. Click here to check it out, and remind yourself that you'll never be able to afford it.