Baseball Legend Barry Bonds Just Sold His Beverly Hills Mansion For $22 Million!

    Posted by Cristin  |  March 7, 2014  |  1:49 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

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    Barry Bonds

    Beverly Hills, CA

    Most Known For

    MLB star with the home run record and a tarnished reputation due to doping allegations

    Home Stats

    1.85 acres, 7 bedrooms, 13 bathrooms, pool, guesthouse

    Price

    $22,000,000

    Retired MLB slugger Barry Bonds just hit it out of the (Beverly) Park!

    The controversial home run king sold his massive Tuscan-inspired pad in the ultra-fancy Beverly Park area of Beverly Hills for $22 million. Property records show the deal closed on March 5, 2014 – 14 months after Bonds put the incredible estate up to bat for $25 million.

    Inside sources say he had his eye on that initial $25 million list price for two reasons. First – and most importantly – he’d make an insane profit, considering he spent $8.7 million for the house in 2002. Secondly, Bonds gave the Mediterranean stunner a $25M price tag as an homage to his former jersey number – 25, which he considers to be his lucky number.

    Lucky or not to him, it wasn’t the number buyers were willing to pay for the 1.85 acre, seven-bedroom, 13-bathroom manse. He price-chopped the home to $23.5M in December 2013 and finally signed a contract with a buyer at $22 million.

    Bond’s just-sold estate was a faux Tuscan villa in the heart of Los Angeles’s most desirable area. Fully renovated, Bonds added 30-ft soaring ceilings in the grand entry foyer, gorgeous hand-painted Trompe L’oeil murals, and Venetian plaster throughout. The home boasts over 17,000 square feet of living space and unparalleled California living.

    Outside, the grounds feature over 2,000 square feet of spacious loggias, a pool and cabana, and 2-story guest house.

    Love him or hate him – there’s no in between – Barry Bonds is one of the biggest sports characters of the last two decades. Rocketing to superstardom in Pittsburgh and helping make a forlorn franchise a regular in the playoffs while winning his first league MVP award, Bonds made it clear he had all the tools to become one of the greats. He took his talents back to Northern California in 1993, where he was born and raised, to play for the San Francisco Giants and resurrected that franchise while winning 6 additional MVP awards (4 in a row at one point), leading the team to the World Series in 2002, and cementing his place in baseball history. Of course, this was before the BALCO scandal and perjury investigation which has cast a shadow over Bonds’ mountain of accomplishments to the chagrin of some and the delight of others.

      Barry Bonds Strikes Out At Lucky $25 Million, Price Chops Beverly Hills Home By $1.5 Million

      Posted by Cristin  |  December 5, 2013  |  12:12 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

      Barry Bonds

      Beverly Hills, CA

      Most Known For

      MLB star with the home run record and a tarnished reputation due to doping allegations

      Home Stats

      1.85 acres, 7 bedrooms, 13 bathrooms, pool, guesthouse

      Price

      $23,500,000

      Retired San Francisco Giants slugger Barry Bonds has just slashed the price of his Beverly Hills mansion by $1.5 million.

      When Bonds listed the incredible estate for $25 million dollars 11 months ago, he had his eye on that $25 million list price for two reasons. First – and most importantly – he’d make an insane profit, considering he spent $8.7 million for the house in 2002. Secondly, Bonds gave the Mediterranean stunner a $25M price tag as an homage to his former jersey number – 25, which he considers to be his lucky number.

      Lucky or not to him, it wasn’t the number buyers were willing to pay for the 1.85 acre, seven-bedroom, 13-bathroom manse.

      Now listed for a lower, but equally impressive $23.5 million, Bond’s estate seeks a buyer who wants to live in a faux Tuscan villa in the heart of Los Angeles. Fully renovated, attention to detail is apparent throughout, from the 30-ft soaring ceilings in the grand entry foyer, to the gorgeous hand-painted Trompe L’oeil murals and the usage of Venetian plaster throughout. The home boasts over 17,000 square feet of living space and unparalleled California living.

      Outside, the grounds feature over 2,000 square feet of spacious loggias, a pool and cabana, and 2-story guest house.

      Images via The Agency, which holds the listing.

        Barry Bonds Puts His Beverly Hills Mansion Up to Bat

        Posted by Matt  |  January 17, 2013  |  12:42 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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        Barry Bonds

        Beverly Hills, California

        Most Known For

        Baseball's all time leading home run hitter, BALCO scandal

        Home Stats

        17,100 square feet, 7 bedrooms, 13 bathrooms

        Price

        $25,000,000

        Love him or hate him – there’s no in between – Barry Bonds is one of the biggest sports characters of the last two decades. Rocketing to superstardom in Pittsburgh and helping make a forlorn franchise a regular in the playoffs while winning his first league MVP award, Bonds made it clear he had all the tools to become one of the greats. He took his talents back to Northern California in 1993, where he was born and raised, to play for the San Francisco Giants and resurrected that franchise while winning 6 additional MVP awards (4 in a row at one point), leading the team to the World Series in 2002, and cementing his place in baseball history. Of course, this was before the BALCO scandal and perjury investigation which has cast a shadow over Bonds’ mountain of accomplishments to the chagrin of some and the delight of others. So where does a sultan of swat live?

        What can possibly be a large enough space for a larger than life character such as Bonds? Well, how about a 17,100 square foot palace of a home in Beverly Hills?

        Word on the street is that Barry is putting his expansive, fully furnished property on the market for a cool $25 million. So what does the home of a baseball superstar offer? Well to start, 7 bedrooms, 13 bathrooms, and a two-story guest house, all situated on a manicured property modeled after a fine Italian Villa, from the olive tree-lined private drive to the Tuscan-style architecture.

        The features of the home, like Barry’s 73 home runs in a single season, boggle the mind. With high ceilings up to 30 feet high throughout the grand living and family rooms and special details such as Italian floors and hand-painted murals, it’s a dazzling home. The gourmet kitchen (of course, this is a Tuscan-style home right?), feeds into a roomy dining room that is perfect for entertaining.

        Should we stop there? Well, Barry didn’t stop playing until he was 43 and still a dominating hitter, so we’ll keep going. The rest of the home includes a walnut-paneled office and custom home movie theater with seating for 12. If you’re feeling tense the home also features a full service spa, including steam room, jacuzzi and body therapy rooms.

        It wouldn’t be California living without some outdoor fun and this home delivers. There’s a full outdoor kitchen with pizza oven and wet bar, manicured lawn, swimming pool, cabana, and multi-use sport court.

        In short, this home should be in the hall of fame. Maybe Barry too?

        Check out the full listing from The Agency here.

          Jenna Fischer of The Office Buys Legendary Glendale Estate

          Posted by Cristin  |  November 15, 2012  |  12:07 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , ,

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          Jenna Fischer

          Glendale, CA

          Most Known For

          The lovable Pam on The Office

          Home Stats

          5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 4,565 square feet, pool

          Price

          $1,900,000

          When Jenna Fischer isn’t at “The Office,” she’ll be spending her days in her brand new estate! According to an exclusive by TooFab, Jenna and her husband Lee Kirk just bought the former Mediterranean estate of baseball legend Casey Stengel for $1.9 million.

          Dubbed a “rare trophy estate property” in Northwest Glendale, Fisher’s new home sits on a huge, flat lot with a tennis court, pool, and lush, private grounds. The property, which is hitting the market for the first time in over 30 years, features spacious rooms on two floors. The upper level has an unusual combination of five big bedrooms, three bathrooms, and two sitting rooms.  And while the upstairs living areas are expansive,  the main level’s not shabby either, with a formal living room, grand dining room with butler’s pantry, an eat-in kitchen-and-family-room combo, and two bathrooms. The Cynthia Bennett-designed kitchen and master suite were added to the historic home approximately 11 years ago.

          While the home is about 90 years old, it features modern systems that have been meticulously maintained. The sparkling pool and tennis court are also in wonderful condition, having been redone four years ago. Additionally, the property features a 420 square-foot “summer house” with fireplace and a 3-car garage with adjacent maid’s room and bathroom. The final touch is a huge orchard at the back of the property (but will Dwight offer up any tips for Angela Jenna from Schrute Farms?).

          Images via the MLS.

            Live Like A World Series Champion – San Francisco Giants Pitcher Barry Zito Selling Bay Area Mansion

            Posted by Cristin  |  October 29, 2012  |  7:16 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , ,

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            Barry Zito

            Kentfield, CA

            Most Known For

            MLB pitcher who famously signed a $126M contract; two-time World Series champion

            Home Stats

            4 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms, brand new guesthouse, pool

            Price

            $11,495,000

            San Francisco Giants World Series Champion Barry Zito is looking for another big win – this time in the real estate game. The San Francisco Giants pitcher who famously signed a $126 million-dollar contract is looking for a buyer for his stunning Kentfield, CA Mediterranean mansion. Just across the San Francisco bay, Zito’s home is asking $11,450,000. Perhaps the allure of owning the home of a two-time World Series champion will be enough to clinch a buyer for this amazing estate.

            When the home first hit the market in June of 2012, Zito’s publicist Kathy Jacobson told the Huffington Post that the motive for the move was a shorter commute. “Barry loves Marin and the house; he was married there…but with the drive over the bridge all the way across town to the ballpark, it was just too much, especially with a new marriage.”

            No telling where the star pitcher and his new wife Amber Seyer will head next, but we do know that they’re leaving behind a champion-worthy estate. Called “Villa Della Pace,” Zito’s for-sale home is sited on over 2 acres of hillside directly overlooking Phoenix Lake. The gorgeous, rare home features a new, spectacular guest house and both the main home and the guest house enjoy the breathtaking panoramic views of acres of coastal hills and park lands.The property is surrounded by stone terraces, lawns and gardens as well as an outdoor fireplace, barbeque, fountain, spa, and spectacular swimming pool. Thanks to teak Nano doors, which allow the home’s glass walls to open, indoor-outdoor flow is maximized.

            Situated on a private lot with two iron gates, this estate features 4 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms, an enormous combination kitchen/family room. The large master suite, which opens to the back yard and spa, is on the main level and features an imported limestone fireplace. The master bath is accented with beautiful granite countertops and an extra-large custom stone shower, double sinks, and a gracious walk-in closet. The main level also comes with an office – the perfect place for Zito to consider all the ways to spend that nine-figure paycheck.

            Marilyn Rich of Pacific Union real estate holds the listing.

             

              Derek Jeter Scores $15.5M For His Trump Tower Bachelor Pad

              Posted by Cristin  |  October 12, 2012  |  11:26 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , ,

              Derek Jeter

              New York, NY

              Most Known For

              New York Yankee shortstop known for playing the field professionally and personally

              Home Stats

              4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 5,425 square feet

              Price

              $15,500,000

              For once in his career, Derek Jeter is sliding away from home. His longtime New York City home, to be exact. Just this week, Jeter sold his 88th-floor penthouse to Brazilian business man Claudio Ferro for $15.5 million, as first reported by the New York Post.

              Jeter bought the penthouse pad at Trump Tower directly from Donald Trump himself for $12.72 million in 2001. After almost a decade in the penthouse, he listed the East Side apartment for $20 million in 2010. No buyer stepped up to the plate and Jeter made the call to take it off the market. In April, the bonafide bachelor pad was back with a lower asking price – $17.95 million. Jeter didn’t get his full asking price for the home, but it was in no way a botched play. Jeter’s final sales price was still a cool $3 million more than what he paid for it.

              So now the home is being traded to Ferro, and he’s getting an all-star abode! The 88th floor penthouse is set high amidst the tallest residential building on the eastside, the Trump World Tower. The location offers un-paralleled views of the Manhattan skyline and this particular penthouse has a bird’s eye view of the Empire State Building, Chrysler Building, Bank of America building, One World Trade and other key landmarked buildings framed by the Brooklyn, Williamsburg and Verrazano Bridges and the East & Hudson Rivers – the picturesque views are unsurpassed. Complimenting the views – Jeter’s former penthouse features 16 foot floor-to-ceiling windows, 4 bedrooms, 5.5 baths with 77 feet in length of grand entertaining space encompassing the living room, billiards room and formal dining room. A Creston system controls the lighting, audio, video and privacy shades with one touch of a button. Adding warmth and texture to the apartment is a wood burning fireplace, ultra-suede wallpaper, slate mantle and hardwood flooring.

              Word on the street is that Jeter hasn’t yet put down more of his millions on a new place. He’s been staying under the radar and hopping from hotel-to-hotel until he finds another bachelor pad. But don’t worry about him not having a place to call home. He still owns this sprawling estate in Florida.

                A-Rod Selling His Grand Slam $38M Miami Mansion

                Posted by Cristin  |  August 13, 2012  |  7:50 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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                Alex Rodriguez

                Miami, FL

                Most Known For

                New York Yankees third baseman

                Home Stats

                20,000+ square feet, 9 bedrooms, 13 bathrooms, pool, waterfront

                Price

                $38,000,000

                Talk about some grand slam real estate! A-Rod, the New York Yankees’ third basemen with a sky-high $275M contract has just listed his big baller beachfront Miami mansion for $38M.

                A-Rod, known to change his mind often in his personal life, has now decided to part ways with the slick and stunning waterfront Miami mansion he has only owned since 2010. He built and supervised the construction of the home (often seen on-site with his then-love Cameron Diaz), and eventually moved into the mansion in October 2011. Less than a year later, A-Rod found A-Realtor and listed the home for $38M.

                Listed with ONE Sotheby’s International Realty in Miami, the high-priced waterfront bachelor pad has uninterrupted, panoramic views of the water and the Miami skyline.  Dubbed an “extraordinary new modern masterpiece,” the home sits on over an acre of lush grounds on one of the most prestigious streets in Miami Beach. Completely gated and walled for privacy, the mansion features an an expansive 275 feet of water frontage and 2 docks.

                Over 20,000 square feet of chic and elegant spaces are completely surrounded by 12′ walls of impact glass. The home is finely detailed throughout with extensive use of coral rock, white oak floors, epe wood and marble. As if a well-to-do bachelor would do anything less, A-Rod had the home exquisitely decorated by renowned Edward Briggs design.

                Perfect for Miami, the 9-bedroom, 13-bathroom home possesses Zen-like outdoor/indoor living spaces,  a gourmet open kitchen, spectacular home theater, covered terraces, vanishing edge heated pool, outdoor kitchen area and guest house. Inside the main residence, the master suite clocks in at 2,200 square feet and features an atrium, sitting area, his/hers baths and oversized closets.

                An amazing separate gym with steam room and 3,000 square foot sports room with batting cages overlooks the bay. The house also comes complete with a commercial-sized elevator, full home generator, and 16 security cameras and surround sound system throughout.

                 Mayi de la Vega holds the listing.

                  Derek Jeter Relists Pricey New York Bachelor Pad

                  Posted by Cristin  |  April 25, 2012  |  4:52 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , ,

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                  Derek Jeter

                  New York

                  Most Known For

                  New York Yankee shortstop known for playing the field professionally and personally

                  Home Stats

                  4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 5,425 square feet

                  Price

                  $17,950,000

                  Bachelor pads are notoriously stereotyped as messy, poorly-taken-care-of dwellings with clothes all over the floor and an empty refrigerator. Enter Derek Jeter, who can officially counter that stereotype with his bachelor party penthouse at Trump World Tower. Newly RELISTED for $17,950,000, this isn’t the first time Jeter attempted to hit a real estate home run. According to the fine folks at Curbed, Jeter tried to to unload the home for $20 million big ones two years ago.

                  Jeter’s hard-to-sell 88th floor penthouse is set high amidst the tallest residential building on the eastside, the Trump World Tower. The location offers un-paramount views of the Manhattan skyline and this particular penthouse has a bird’s eye view of the Empire State Building, Chrysler Building, Bank of America building, One World Trade and other key landmarked buildings framed by the Brooklyn, Williamsburg and Verrazano Bridges and the East & Hudson Rivers – the picturesque views are unsurpassed. Complimenting the views – Jeter’s penthouse features 16 foot floor-to-ceiling windows, 4 bedrooms, 5.5 baths with 77 feet in length of grand entertaining space encompassing the living room, billiards room and formal dining room. A Creston system controls the lighting, audio, video and privacy shades with one touch of a button. Adding warmth and texture to the apartment is a wood burning fireplace, ultra-suede wallpaper, slate mantle and hardwood flooring.

                    MLB Star Carlos Beltran Selling Custom Long Island Mansion

                    Posted by Cristin  |  February 28, 2012  |  11:43 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , ,

                    Carlos Beltran

                    Long Island, NY

                    Most Known For

                    MLB star since he started his career in 1998; Currently playing for the champion St. Louis Cardinals

                    Home Stats

                    7 bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms, 7,500 square feet

                    Price

                    $5,800,000

                    25 miles from Manhattan, MLB star Carlos Beltran is selling his custom-designed home in the village of Sands Point, NY. According to the LA Times archives, he built the property back in 2006, after attempting to live in the hustle and bustle of Manhattan. Describing his Manhattan experience, he told the L.A. Times “I can’t live there. It’s crazy every day.” When talking about his now for-sale home, Beltran cooed “When I wake up in the morning, I go outside. I see trees. I see green.” That tree-filled, green life is now up for grabs to the tune of $5,800,000.

                     

                    The thoughtfully designed home includes seven bedrooms, six full and two partial baths. An entry door opens to a grand foyer, marble powder room and dramatic staircase to second floor balcony. A fabulous kitchen opens to an impressive great room with an additional staircase leading to the second floor. A formal dining room and living room with fireplace open to an exquisite office. The second floor boasts a magnificent hallway that leads to the master bedroom retreat with fireplace, luxurious master bath and four additional bedrooms. The lower level is the true center of entertainment. It boasts an impressive gym with kitchen, karaoke bar, home theater, pool room and lounge.

                    Beltran’s spectacular home is surrounded by over two acres of park like grounds with an in-ground pool and outdoor bar with kitchen.
                     

                    Additional details on Beltran’s home can also be found on Curbed.

                      SF Giants Pitcher Matt Cain Losing on Sunny San Francisco Remodel

                      Posted by Cristin  |  February 8, 2012  |  2:19 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , ,

                      Matt Cain

                      San Francisco, CA

                      Most Known For

                      Pitcher for the San Francisco Giants

                      Home Stats

                      4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,815 square feet

                      Price

                      $1,795,000

                      While it’s not on the baseball diamond, SF Giants pitcher Matt Cain just added a loss to his stats. Cain’s real estate reality means the young baller will likely take a loss on his recently relisted and completely remodeled Noe Valley home. Curbed SF is reporting that just this week, he placed the home back on the market for $1,795,000. That’s $255,000 less than the $2,050,000 he paid for it when he bought the place in 2008.

                      It was first listed in September 2011 for $1,950,000. The price dropped a month later and was pulled from the market in December. It just reappeared on the open market with the same reduced price from December.

                      What can you actually buy for that reduced price from the champion pitcher? The Mid-Century home has an open floor plan and floor-to-ceiling windows that optimize stunning San Francisco Bay Views. The corner home is detached on three sizes, allowing for wonderful natural light – a rarity in the fog-drenched city by the Bay. The top floor features an open living room, dining room, solarium and exquisite kitchen with refrigerator, 6-burner Thermador range, Bosch dishwasher, microwave, sound-system plus desk area with iPod dock and computer station. The bedrooms include two large master suites, a den that could could be converted to a 5th bedroom and a powder room complete the floor. The lower level has two additional bedrooms and a bath. One of the bedrooms is currently used as family room opening to large view deck.

                      Cain is a free agent next year and hasn’t yet received a long-term extension from the Giants, which may be prompting the sale. Or maybe he needs a change of scenery. Either way, the reduced list price indicates that he’s highly motivated to sell. Play ball!