Phillies Great Ryan Howard Sells $16.5M Waterfront Mansion in Belleair Shores | Loungtastic

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Phillies Great Ryan Howard Sells $16.5M Waterfront Mansion in Belleair Shores | Loungtastic

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Former MLB slugger Ryan Howard just sold a large chunk of real estate. The Belleair Shore, FL, mansion he built for himself is in contract for $16.5 million.

According to news reports, the waterfront estate was purchased by real estate developer Ben Mallah as an anniversary gift for his wife. Howard's home was shopped around privately for $18 million, but will close for $1.5 million less. Even so, it's likely to net the Phillies great a substantial profit. He bought the land in 2012 for $3.5 million, and spent an estimated $5.8 million building the mansion, which was completed in 2014.

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The gated Mediterranean retreat features eight bedrooms, seven full bathrooms, and four half-baths in almost 20,000 square feet of living space on 1.15 acres. The three-level interior features numerous Gulf-front terraces and a large loggia.

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The home sits on 200 linear feet of beachfront and includes a private beach. A pool with a lazy river graces the picturesque property, and water flows throughout the grounds, with waterfalls, bridges, a bar, and grotto.

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Other perks of the place include a guest wing, an elevator, three fireplaces, an outdoor kitchen, and a garage that can accommodate five or more cars.

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Luxe amenities include a huge custom kitchen with a breakfast bar, a two-story wood-paneled library, a trophy room (which could be used to hang art or other memorabilia), a “Napa-style” wine room, fitness center with sauna and steam, a home theater, a game room, and a bowling alley. “It’s so much fun,” Diaz says. “This is a very unique home, built for a very unique family.”

Nice!

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