Last week, baseball great Albert Pujols put his Spanish revival-inspired mansion in Irvine’s guard-gated Shady Canyon on the market for $9.98 million.
As of Feb. 6, a sale is pending.
Completed in 2010, the five-bedroom, 9,239-square-foot residence with eight bathrooms features three stories, from the entertainment and wellness area on the basement level to a dedicated office space with built-ins on the top floor. Pujols picked up the house for $5.55 million in May 2012, records show.
Views of the surrounding canyon and community abound from the hilltop property, which sits at the end of a cul-de-sac on a half-acre lot. In the backyard is a recently remodeled pool with a Baja step, slide, grotto, waterfall and spa.
The home’s interior has a gourmet kitchen that opens to the family room. On that same entry-level are a formal dining room, a living room and a primary retreat with a sitting room, two walk-in closets and a luxury bathroom centered around a soaking tub.
In the basement, a movie theater and the wet bar share space with a meditation room.
A four-car garage “perfect for any car aficionado” rounds out the offering.
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Charisse Okamoto and Carrie Hale of Caliber Real Estate Group hold the listing first reported by the Los Angeles Times.
Regarded as one of the greatest right-handed hitters of all time, the 43-year-old former first baseman launched his 22-year career in 2001 with long-running stints on the St. Louis Cardinals and the Angels.
When the Angels abruptly released Pujols in the final year of his 10-year, $250 million contract in 2021, he signed with the L.A. Dodgers. He returned to St. Louis on a one-year deal with the Cardinals and retired from the sport in October 2022 after surpassing 700 career home runs, one of only four players to reach that milestone.