Looks like a few parties by the heated infinity pool were enough satisfy Alex Rodriguez.
Less than a year after the Yankees slugger took possession of his custom-built, gorgeous modern Miami Beach home, A-Rod has listed it for sale.
And befitting the proclivities of a Major League Baseball home-run king, Rodriguez is swinging for the fences.
The 20,000-square-foot beauty on North Bay Rd, Miami, FL 33140 has a price tag of $38 million — a nice profit for the entrepreneurial third baseman who is said to have spent about $24 million on the home’s construction.
Rodriguez celebrated his 37th birthday July 27 and has been on the disabled list since July 24, when he broke his hand on an inside pitch.
All that downtime might have pushed the slugger to take advantage of a Florida luxury real estate market that appears to be heating up again. On the heels of reports that a luxury property just sold for $47 million, Curbed reports that it was Rodriguez who advised the developer to list that spec house at $60 million.
And Rodriguez’s place is similarly fetching as that 10-bedroom estate.
The gated getaway sits inside 12-foot, impact-glass walls on 275 feet of water frontage with views of downtown Miami, the city where the future Hall of Famer grew up. The sleek and serene home is filled with coral rock, white oak floors, marble and, of course, a batting cage.
Rodriguez bought the waterfront lot in 2010 and was on the scene, along with former squeeze Cameron Diaz, during construction of the Todd Michael Glaser-designed property.
But similar to his love life, which saw him split from Diaz and take up with former pro wrestler Torrie Wilson, Rodriguez has been equally busy on the real estate scene not only in Miami, but in his adopted hometown of New York.
Last year, Rodriguez was said to be heading to The Rushmore, a spanking new condo building on the Upper West Side. But less than a year after paying $5.5 million for the 5-bedroom, 5.5-bathroom, full-floor unit at 80 Riverside Blvd APT 35C, New York, NY 10069, the slugger put it on the market for $8 million and attracted a buyer.
In fact, there’s speculation that A-Rod’s ownership in the condo building helped sell other units — a tantalizing thought no doubt for Rodriguez, who has always maintained an interest in succeeding outside the chalk lines.
Rodriguez said he expects to rejoin the Yankees lineup after Labor Day. There’s a ton of incentive for the 19-year veteran to stay in top form. With 644 homers, he’s chasing Barry Bond’s home-run record and being compared to Babe Ruth. But out of the batter’s box, it’s increasingly clear that A-Rod’s a bona fide slugger in the real estate game, too.
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