Baseball star lists Parkland home
House owned by Anthony Rizzo includes professional batting cage
The luxury Parkland home of three-time Major League Baseball All-Star and World Series Champion Anthony Rizzo is on the market, and it comes with a special treat for the ultimate fan: your own professional batting cage.
The price: $2.199 million.
The gated, one-story 7,840-square-foot home, at
6747 NW 63rd Way, sits on 1.1 acres and has six bedrooms and five full and one half bathrooms. Built in
2004, its features include marble flooring, a white onyx stone fireplace, a newly renovated island kitchen, wine room, movie theater, steam room and four-car garage.
Outside, you’ll find a lagoon-style, beach-entry pool complete with waterfalls, fountains, grottos, a sunning ledge, marble pavers and lush landscaping. There’s also a second structure that would be perfect for a “She Shed,” art studio or yoga room.
And let’s not forget that Rizzo’s personal batting cage is also available for your enjoyment.
“This was a pool builder’s home originally, so it’s decked out to the hilt with finishes,” said Bill Sohl, a real
estate agent with Re/Max ParkCreek in Coconut Creek, who holds the listing. “Plus, the batting cage is a full professional batting cage right on the side of the house.”
Rizzo, currently a first baseman for the Chicago Cubs, graduated from Marjory Stoneman Douglas
High School in Parkland and gave an emotional speech there in February at a vigil after the mass shooting that took the lives of 17 people.
He purchased the house in October 2013 for $1.83 million and invested about $300,000 in upgrades, Sohl said. He’s selling because he purchased a waterfront home in Fort Lauderdale to enjoy boating, Sohl said.
The house was originally listed on Jan. 1, and the price
has been reduced since then due to competition in the marketplace, Sohl said. “We are getting more inventory in Parkland, which is competing with new construction,” he said. “With interest rates going up and new construction that’s competition, we’re seeing more resale inventory.”
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