Barry Bonds is selling his mansion in Beverly Hills for $25 million, allowing fans (if they can afford it) the luxury of owning the home once occupied by the all-time home run king in Major League Baseball.
Bonds is selling the 1.85-acre property for significantly more than he initially paid for it, meaning he stands to gain a substantial profit from its sale — should any buyers be able to afford the price.
Bonds’ 17,100 square foot, seven bedroom, 14 bathroom estate initially belonged to Kenneth and Grace Jacobson, but Bonds purchased the home from them in 2002 for $8.7 million, reports The Christian Post.
While the price difference may seem astounding, the controversial outfielder has done a lot of work to raise the property’s value. The mansion was already worth millions because of its space and location in the same gated community near where Real Housewives of Beverly Hills stars Adrienne Maloof and Lisa Vanderpump live. Bonds, however, added to his mansion’s value by adding two extra wings.
Included in the new additions are a music room, theater, trophy display room, wine room, gymnasium, spa, elevator, guest house, pool, and tennis court, according to Business Insider. The Agency, which has a listing on the property, states of the mansion:
“Extraordinary luxury living with the utmost in privacy, this grand scale, yet elegant, Italian villa estate, serves equally to entertain heads of state, host charitable events or just be at home with family.”
The news of Barry Bonds selling his mansion comes just one week after the former MVP was denied entry into baseball’s Hall of Fame. He was denied because of the controversy surrounding allegations that he doped during his baseball career. He is also slated to appear in court in less than a month to appeal a conviction for obstruction of justice in the trial.