Earlier this week, word came that former Cy Young winner John Smoltz was putting his $7.2 million house on the market. No big deal, right? Players buy and sell their houses all the time.
But have you seen the listing? Holy cow!
The Smoltz estate is, at the very least, a sportsman’s dream. Set on nearly 20-acres of land, the property comes complete with separate tennis and basketball courts, separate baseball and football fields, a stocked fishing pond with an oxygenation system, jogging trail and an 18-hole golf course. The 18,265-square-foot mansion includes a total of 10 bedrooms and 12 bathrooms, and features exposed beams, cathedral-style vaulted ceilings, marble and hardwood flooring and a lavish two-level grand foyer. Inside, the home includes a wealth of amenities highlighted by a movie theater with adjacent concession stand, home gym, outdoor kitchen and lounge area with a wet bar.
Now that you've read about it...just look at the place!
Smoltz made a ton of money during his career, so it shouldn't come as a shock to anyone that he was living like a king. But do you really need to shell out more than seven million to live like an eight-time All-Star?
For less than a third of the cost, you might want to pick up the house of Smoltz's former teammate Reggie Sanders?
You can check out the former All-Star's crib below.