Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Barry Bonds Lists Beverly Park Behemoth

SELLER: Barry Bonds
LOCATION: Beverly Hills, CA
PRICE: $25,000,000
SIZE: 17,100 square feet, 7 bedrooms, 13 bathrooms

YOUR MAMAS NOTES: In December 2011 former professional baseball player Barry Bonds was sentenced to 30 days house arrest—plus 2 years probation and 250 hours of community service—on federal charges of obstruction of justice during purposefully obfuscating testimony he gave regarding the doping scandal that rocked professional baseball in the mid-Aughts.

Presumably Mister Bonds did his time in unabashed luxury at his massive mansion in Beverly Park—the swank gated community of famously steroidal homes in Beverly Hills—that has quietly come up for sale with an asking price of $25,000,000.

Mister Bonds purchased the 2.56 acre property, according to property records, in late 2002 for $8,700,000.

The multi-winged mansion was originally built in 1999 with 11,448 square feet but a subsequent expansion by Mister Bonds brought the total to 17,100 square feet according to the listing agent's website. The two-story sprawler is said to have seven bedrooms, 13 bathrooms, garage parking for at least 4 four cars and an elevator. (Rich people just hate using stairs, apparently.) There's also a music room, home theater, wine cellar, spa and—natch—a home gym set up. The fully landscaped grounds include double motor courts, a sports court,

Some of Mister Bonds' nearest neighbors in the star-studded 'hood include Denzel Washington and country queen Reba McEntire.

aerial image: Google

13 comments:

Duchesse de Guermantes said...

"Steroidal" seems to be the right word.

While we're at the subject of Beverly Park, do any of you people know whether there exists a legal way to see some of these houses up close? Perhaps by taking a walk somewhere in the Franklin Canyon Park, maybe near the Heavenly Pond or the Upper Franklin Reservoir, though those are perhaps at a lower height above sea level than the entire Beverly Park neighbourhood. I guess there is always a helicopter.

lil' gay boy said...

Duchesse,

I understand that a tip down Main Street USA in DisneyWorld is a good approximation...

chris said...

What a marvelous place to entertain the cream of LA society and indeed world society. I am sure he did that often.

James McNamara said...

Interiors by Adrienne Maloof

Smith Wilkin said...
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Duchesse de Guermantes said...

Li'l Boy, LMAO!

I'll take a choppy rather!

:D

Emma said...

Duchesse, you could always ask average joe. He's renting a room in North Beverly Park, remember? I think he said it was at one of the Saudi prince's abode.

Shopgirl said...

What a place to be on house arrest! Like when Martha Stewart what on house arrest in her compound in Bedford. Why would you want to leave?

nursedeb said...

as over inflated of a house, as bond's ego. WHO needs that much house?

Duchesse de Guermantes said...

No, thank you, Emma!

Anonymous said...

Albert Brooks
Would love to see Lance Armstrong and Barry Bonds do The Odd Couple on Broadway.

Anonymous said...

Wow. Incredibly bad taste, even for a McMansion. And when it comes to "architecture", $25,000,000 for a glorified, butt-ugly bus station?
Do you have to pay extra for him to haul the furnishings away???
Everything is brown, tan, brown, taupe, brown, sepia, brown, ochre, or BROWN. (Gag!)

Dharmendra Kumar said...
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