Baseball season has begun, making it the perfect time to ogle some superstar major league homes currently on the market, including Barry Bonds’ home run mansion, Hall of Famer Barry Larkin’s penthouse, super agent Jeff Moorad’s mansion and Barry Zito’s Tuscan-style estate. All are up for grabs, but you’ll need a major league contract to buy any of them. TopTenRealEstateDeal.com has pulled this list together:
Barry Larkin’s penthouse: Larkin had a 19-year career as a shortstop for the Cincinnati Reds and was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2012. Barry was the first MLB shortstop ever to hit 30 home runs and steal 30 bases in one season. He played his entire career for the Reds, retired in 2004 and is currently a TV analyst for ESPN’s Baseball Tonight and frequently rumored as a future manager of the Reds.
Barry’s former penthouse across the Ohio River from Cincinnati in Covington, Kentucky is a 6,125 square foot, 4 bedroom, 4 bath condo with 922 square feet of terraces provides dramatic views of the Ohio River and Cincinnati skyline. With only eleven units in the building, the homes are as large as most estate homes and this stunner has many major league amenities. . . even room service. Price: $3.5 million.
Barry Bonds Home Run Mansion: In between hitting home runs and going to court, Barry has put his 17,100 square foot Beverly Park estate on the market. Designed along the lines of a Tuscan villa by architect Robert Sinclair, the home has seven bedrooms and 13 baths. The interior is designed to accommodate lavish entertaining as well as intimate family get togethers to share popcorn in the theatre, a game of pool in the game room, a dip in the pool or a serious workout in the gym with spa and massage afterward. Guests will enjoy staying in the two-story guest house across the lawn. Includes 2,100 square foot sports court. Price: Selling fully furnished for $25 million. Mauricio Umansky, founder and chief executive of real estate firm the Agency, has the listing.
The Baseball Agent’s $15 Million Home (above): Agent Jeff Moorad’s clients included Manny Ramirez, Will Clark and Shawn Green and eventaully went on to become chief executive of the San Diego Padres and minority owner of the Arizona Diamondbacks. Today he has controlling interest in the Hall of Fame NASCAR Racing Team. The Moorads’ 16,153 square foot estate sits on 5 acres in the heart of Phoenix’s most desired location, Paradise Valley. The 8 bedroom, 11 bath home was purchased by the Moorads while still under construction, making it possible for the couple to bring in the finest materials from around the world. With too many interior amenities to list, the exterior has resort-style gardens and a guest house and a plethora of activities available with separate basketball and tennis courts along with a swimming pool. An unusual and enviable feature of the home is that it is built on one level with no interior steps. Price: Was $28 million – now $15 million.
The Baseball Penthouse: What if you could invite the crowd over to your box to watch the San Diego Padres play at Petco Park? This penthouse has unobstructed views of the baseball stadium in essentially every room. The Mark is a luxury high rise condominium in downtown San Diego and is nicely located near parks, marinas and the harbor. Views over the Pacific, and of course over Petco Park, are stunning. This 2,430 square foot apartment is high atop the building, demanding the best views. The 3 bedroom, 4 bath home has been upgraded with high end luxury materials throughout and has a custom home office and hand scraped walnut floors. Price: $2,499,000.
Barry Zito’s Tuscan estate: The Zito’s Marin County Tuscan-style estate, Villa Della Pace, is perched high in the hills overlooking Phoenix Lake and Mt. Tamalpais. In inimitable California open-air style, large glass walls open from practically every room creating a vanishing threshold to the outdoor living spaces. The 7,116 square foot home has 4 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms with multiple venue choices for entertaining from the formal rooms, the informal areas or the terrace with its own outdoor kitchen. Many new features have been added such as the new 1-bedroom guest house with stunning lake views, 18’ new deck and new downstairs family room. There is also an infinity pool situated for amazing views over Phoenix Lake. Price: $10,495,000.