Former Major League Baseball player Barry Bonds has put his Beverly Hills estate on the market with an asking price of $25 million, according to press reports.
The home, a finely decorated Italian villa located in the Beverly Park section of the city, features 17,100 square feet, seven bedrooms, 13 bathrooms and a two-story guest house. There are patios and verandas throughout, a full outdoor kitchen with pizza oven and wet bar, manicured lawn, swimming pool, cabana and multi-use sport court.
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.
Celebrity real estate agent Mauricio Umansky of The Agency is brokering the sale, according to the New York Daily News. Umansky's wife, Kyle Richards, is a cast member of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
Bonds bought the home from Kenneth and Grace Jacobson for $8.7 million in 2002, The Wall Street Journal reported. The house was about 11,500 square feet with six bedrooms and 10 bathrooms, and Bonds added a two-story wing to the home.
Bonds is a six-time league MVP and baseball's all-time leading home-run hitter. However, a steroid scandal and perjury allegations tarnished his career, thus hurting his chances of induction in the National Baseball Hall of Fame.