MLB Pitcher Derek Lowe Unloading Premier Atlanta Estate

    Posted by Cristin  |  February 7, 2012  |  2:14 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,

    Derek Lowe

    Atlanta, GA

    Most Known For

    15+ year career in the MLB, with a disappointing last season with the ATL Braves

    Home Stats

    5 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms, award-winning design



    Derek Lowe’s inconsistent tenure with the Atlanta Braves is over, and so is his time in a stately mansion in the Buckhead area of Atlanta, according to Curbed Atlanta. Prior to his October 2011 trade, Lowe was coming off what some called “the worst season of his 15-year career.” He lost a major-league high of 17 games and ended the season with an 8.75 ERA. Lowe was subsequently traded to Cleveland for minor league pitcher Chris Jones. The Braves paid Lowe $10M of the $15M left on the final year of his contract. Not too shabby for a sub-par performance.

    Another contract Lowe is focused on finalizing is the one to sell his $3,495,000 Atlanta mansion. Not your typical sprawling jock mega-mansion in the ‘burbs, Lowe actually hung his (baseball) hat in a French country home designed by Stan Dixon that won the prestigious Shutze award. The estate boasts 5 bedrooms, 5 full and two partial bathrooms, and 12 foot ceilings. The large rooms have great flow and top-of-the-line finishes.

    The finished basement has a large wine cellar, man cave/cigar room, entertainment room, plus a bedroom and full bathroom. The master suite is on the main floor, overlooking the pool and private, fenced backyard. An airy living room overlooks the pool and outdoor entertaining area that features a cabana. Lowe’s home also features an incredible kitchen with hidden pantry and a built-in banquet.

      Retired MLB Pitcher Jeff Nelson Selling Outside Seattle

      Posted by Cristin  |  November 23, 2011  |  12:23 pm  |  Tags: , , , , ,

      Jeff Nelson

      Carnation, WA

      Most Known For

      15 year career in Major League Baseball, most notably with the Seattle Mariners

      Home Stats

      3 acres, 6,575 square-feet, 5 bedrooms and 4.75 baths



      Retired MLB pitcher and former Seattle Mariner, Jeff Nelson, has put his custom built home up for sale in Carnation, Washington. Carnation is a suburb about 40 minutes East of Seattle. Listed for $2,000,000, Nelson’s custom built home sits on 3 acres and is 6,575 square-feet. It has 5 bedrooms, 4.75 baths, an outdoor pool, spa, sports court, work out room, play area, fire pit, private gated entry, woods and butterfly garden, and is located in the highly sought after community of Blakely Woods.

      The home also has a 1,285 sq-ft Guest House that includes its own kitchen, great room and pool deck.



        MLB Pitcher Mike Hampton Selling Paradise Valley AZ Mansion

        Posted by Cristin  |  November 8, 2011  |  6:00 am  |  Tags: , , , ,

        Mike Hampton

        Paradise Valley, Arizona

        Most Known For

        Once held the largest contract in the history of sports, and ultimately went on to have an underwhelming career

        Home Stats

        9,000 square feet, 6 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, batting cage, basketball court



        MLB pitcher Mike Hampton is hoping a buyer will step up to the plate and take his rocking Paradise Valley, Arizona home off his hands. First reported by the Business Insider, Hampton is hoping for a speedy sale of his 6-bedroom, 7-bathroom home. Listed  for a cool $4,000,000, the 9,000 square-foot home is the unique combination of chic and playful.

        The home features a resort-like pool and water slide, batting cage, basketball court and the ultimate Man Cave that features a card table, full bar, state-of-the-art electronics, and sports memorabilia that appears to rival even the most serious collector. While Hampton spent his whole career in professional baseball, the jerseys on the walls suggest he’s quite the football buff.

        The outdoor living area features big screen TVs and couches for relaxing in the warm Arizona heat. Other home amenities include a large office, wine cellar and indoor home gym.

        When Hampton signed with Colorado Rockies in 2000, his $121,000,000 contract was the largest in sports history. Plagued with frequent injuries and disappointing seasons, Hampton is now retired.





          NY Mets Third Baseman David Wright Still Waiting for Buyer on Reduced Flatiron Penthouse

          Posted by Cristin  |  October 19, 2011  |  2:10 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , ,

          David Wright

          Flatiron District, NYC

          Most Known For

          Star third baseman for the NY Mets

          Home Stats

          4,000 square-feet, 3 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms



          New York Mets third baseman David Wright has been looking to turn a nice profit on the sale of his 4,000 square-foot, 4-bedroom, 4.5-bathroom Flatiron bachelor pad/penthouse - yet has had no luck. Originally listed for $7,850,000, Wright would have made a decent profit on the $6,100,000 he paid for the place in 2006. Except no buyer has stepped up to the plate, forcing Wright to go down the road of price reductions. To make matters worse, we hear rumblings that the current list price of $6,950,000 is still too high for this modern penthouse. Keep an eye on this property, sports fans. It might soon become a whole lot less expensive.

          Wright has since moved on to a $12,000-a-month rental at Lucida building on the Upper East Side while he awaits a buyer for the penthouse.

          The penthouse listing describes Wright’s building, The Infinity Flats, as “the premier loft condominium in the Flatiron District.” Infinity Flats offers a virtual doorman and key-lock elevators in the heart of one of downtown NY’s most vibrant and historic neighborhoods.

          Wright’s full-floor bachelor pad loft offers dramatic and expansive living space, exquisite finishes, and total privacy. The great room is defined by a salt-water aquarium and a glass and stone gas fireplace. The floor-through layout offers 4-bedrooms including an over sized master suite, a large media room featuring a wall of 5 flat-screen TVs, 4.5 stunning bathrooms, plus a home office with bathroom en suite. The eat-in kitchen features professional appliances, storage and a marble island with wine cooler, as well as space for a full-sized dining table. One flight upstairs, the roof deck is fully equipped with enclosed hot tub, sound system, and gas grill.

            Former Dodger Adrian Beltre Selling Southern California Dream Home

            Posted by Cristin  |  July 25, 2011  |  6:17 pm  |  Tags: , , , , ,

            Adrian Beltre

            Bradbury, CA

            Most Known For

            Two-time MLB All-Star in 2010 and 2011

            Home Stats

            16,600 sqft home on 4.16 acres. Includes 2500 sqft guest house on meticulous grounds



            Former Los Angeles Dodger Adrian Beltre has listed his $19 million Bradbury, California home. The two-story mansion is situated on approximately 4.16 exquisitely landscaped acres in exclusive Bradbury Estates, outside of the hustle and bustle of metro Los Angeles. Beltre’s elegant custom estate melds formal entertaining rooms with casual indoor/outdoor living, and includes an impressive Man Cave. The home’s exterior is a modern Mediterranean-style with circular driveway and Corinthian columns. Look up in the stunning entryway to feast your eyes on a 35′ custom painted ceiling. Additional home bling includes inlaid marble floors, a crystal chandelier, and dual staircase. If the main house isn’t impressive enough, step outside and check out the 2500 sq-ft guest house, with 3 beds and 2 baths and a cabana with a full kitchen with Viking appliances. If you’re feeling sporty, you’re in luck. There’s a rec room/batting cage with bathroom, golf greens, tennis and basketball courts and an impressive infinity pool.