Base­ball star lists Park­land home

House owned by Anthony Rizzo in­cludes pro­fes­sional bat­ting cage

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Sunday) - - Money - By Robyn A. Fried­man Cor­re­spon­dent

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.”

View unique real es­tate prop­er­ties and celebrity homes at SunSen­tinel.com/ PrimeProp­erty.

Mi­crosoft’s Sur­face Go, small­est of the line, starts at $399 and went on sale Thurs­day.

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