While Barry Bonds’ body mass is vanishing before our eyes, his wallet is sitting sufficiently fat thanks to a recent real estate sale.
Real estate company The Agency describes Bonds’ former home as an “Italian Villa” designed by renowned architect Robert Sinclair. The “compound-estate” has a circular motor court, water fountain, two-story guest house and 30-foot ceilings, among other luxurious features.
Bonds’ home also boasts a leather-walled office, 12-seat theater and a “full-service spa." Indeed, a steam sauna and a shower are probably necessary after you’re done working out in the “commercial-quality” gym.
If you’re still not buying, the designer even installed a “professional-grade” pizza oven by the property’s swimming pool—because pizza by the pool is the ultimate selling point.
Nowhere in The Agency’s listing is Bonds’ name mentioned, as revealing an owner’s identity is undoubtedly a faux pas in such high-priced dealings. Trulia.com also reports that Bonds made a killing on the home, claiming he paid $8.7 million for the house and property in 2002.
Fittingly enough, the sale came days before Bonds began his week-long stint as a guest hitting instructor with his old franchise, the San Francisco Giants. Bonds has moved back to San Francisco since putting the house on the market and seems ready to put his checkered past behind him.
The former slugger might be prepared to make the City by the Bay his home, but mark my words—he'll be missing that poolside homemade pizza soon.
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