Best Homes for Baseball Aficionados – Luxury Homes With Connections to America’s Pastime
Arizona is one of the top states for baseball lovers in the U.S. – you can play almost year-round and, of course, it’s home to the Cactus League. Russ Lyon|Sotheby’s International Realty has selected some of the best baseball properties in the state – places with perfect accommodations for baseball lovers. Each of these hardball havens blends beauty and class – much like the American pastime itself. They each have ties to baseball players or executives.
Our first favorite home run homestead is a log luxury retreat in Flagstaff, at 2892 Andrew Douglass, and being offered by listing agent Mary Mendoza for $3,250,000.
Former Major League Baseball slugger Tim Salmon once called this 6-bedroom, 6-bathroom, 6,453-square-foot bucolic beauty his home. Crafted with Rocky Mountain logs, the custom home sits on 1.43 acres of stately pines and views of San Francisco Peak. A floor-to-ceiling fireplace, wood floors and a spacious great room with a wall of windows make this a luxurious, rustic hideaway for baseball lovers and anyone else.
On deck is a timeless Scottsdale custom home on 9820 E. Blue Sky Drive once owned by former major league star Pat Burrell. For $3,175,000, this all-star 4-bedroom, 4.5-bathroom property is being offered by listing agents Cheryl D’Anna, Donna LeGate and Bob Terry.
At 6,931 square feet, this custom, elegant home boasts some serious views and a natural privacy protector: boulder outcroppings that are part of the landscaping. A floating spiral staircase adds intrigue and leads to game rooms. Or, just take the elevator! Each bedroom has a large full bathroom en-suite and there are incomparable views from almost every angle, not least from the roof deck patio, where distant city lights, the exclusive Estancia golf course and famous Scottsdale sunsets will take your breath away
Batting third is this stunner on 6601 E. Meadowlark Lane in Paradise Valley. At $2,890.000, this is the home of Diamondbacks President and CEO Derrick Hall. The property is being offered by listing agent Shawna Warner. The 4-bedroom, 5.5-bathroom beauty measures 6,432 square feet and is nestled on 1.56 magically landscaped acres on a corner lot in the shadow of Mummy Mountain.
With an open great room concept, a chef’s kitchen and separate butler’s pantry with and ice maker and warming drawer, it’s ideal for entertaining. Outside, expansive flagstone patios, pebble tec pool and a full athletic field for football, soccer games or banquet receptions make this an ideal home for lovers of any sport.
Closing out the list of baseball properties is the Scottsdale home of a former World Series pitcher. This 9002 E. Rimrock Drive, 4-bedroom, 5.5-bathroom property is $2,250,000 is being offered by listing agent Tracy Fitzgerald.
At 7,508 square feet, this pristine estate on 1.5 acres boasts mountain views. The master retreat is 800 square feet and includes a sitting and reading room and two closets. A guest casita features a private entrance, living room and kitchen. Exercise enthusiasts will appreciate the 1,500 square-foot gym with a 10-person steam room. For post-workout relaxation, a walk-in wine cellar awaits. A resort-style backyard with a putting green, televisions, fireplace, heated pool and spa, firepits and a play area makes this property irresistible.