Major League Baseball star Alex Rodriguez may be considered one of the game’s greatest players, but when it comes to selling his Miami mega-mansion, he’s striking out.
A-Rod's keeping his Miami mansion ... for now. (Troy Rizzo/Getty Images)
After buying the waterfront lot in 2010 and spending a reported $24 million to have the 10-bedroom home custom built, A-Rod put the place on the market in August just a year after taking possession of it. Asking price? A cool $38 million.
Now, according to real estate website Zillow, the New York Yankees third baseman has taken the stunning contemporary pad off the market. Guess no one wanted to shell out the hefty purchase price?
But c’mon. If you did have the dough to pick up a $38 million place, this one certainly seems like a pretty good choice.
The house, situated on Miami’s Biscayne Bay, has both water and city skyline views and features a head-spinning amount of outdoor space, including expansive covered terraces, a “vanishing edge” heated pool, full outdoor kitchen, and rooftop deck, all on 275 feet of water frontage with two docks. And A-Rod doesn’t have to worry about any privacy issues. The home is gated, walled, and has 16 security cameras, according to the listing.
The house has tons more features than your average American home, of course, including Zen gardens, a separate gym, home theater, and a batting cage for a little after-work practice. And in case you’re thinking potential buyers passed due to concerns over being smack on the water during hurricane season, there’s no need to worry. The mansion comes “hurricane ready” with “thick impact glass” and a “home generator.”
Perhaps A-Rod decided the home was just too fabulous to leave, or maybe he realized he didn’t want to give up such a great income generator.
According to a story that ran in the Miami New Times in November, some members of the community are pushing for stricter permits for TV and film shoots in the area in response to Rodriguez’s side gig: renting out his home on a weekly basis as the backdrop of feature films, reality shows like the “X Factor,” and even a Victoria’s Secret TV commercial.
"They didn't ask me," Rodriguez’s neighbor, 79-year-old Ira Friedman, told the paper. "They just clogged up the road with their trucks and put a notice in my mailbox advising me that they were shooting next door... This was not a one-time-a-year thing. This was a business."
Sorry, Ira. Now that A-Rod isn’t selling, sounds like those trucks will keep on coming.
Check out more pics of the gorgeous home below ...
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