World Series Fever: 2 Former Baseball Legends Homes On the Market
Steal One of These Homes From the Market and You’ll Score a Home Run
With the World Series officially upon us this autumn, now is the perfect time to find yourself a once-great baseball legend’s former home for sale! And right now, it just so happens that there are two beautiful homes on the market: the former homes of Hank Greenberg and Carlton Fisk, true greats of the game.
Just like these two icons of the Diamond, their homes couldn’t be more different from each other. Read on and take a tour of these two baseball legends’ homes, as the latest World Series begins and fall is in the air.
Hank Greenberg’s Beverly Hills Estate
Hank Greenberg enjoyed much success as first baseman for the Detroit Tigers for 12 years before playing his final season for the Pittsburgh Pirates. He was a two-time MVP winner and is a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame. Although he was born and raised in New York City, after he achieved fame, he found his way to Beverly Hills. And now, the magnificent estate he once owned is up for sale.
This sprawling home is located at 1129 Miradero Road in Beverly Hills, California where it sits on a private, 1-acre gated lot. Originally built in 1957, the house has undergone extensive remodeling and it has been altered quite a bit since its original design. It boasts generous city views despite the property featuring beautiful mature tree cover.
Greenberg’s former home is pure Beverly Hills indulgence. Upon entry, you’re greeted by a large foyer, complete with its own fireplace and floor-to-ceiling windows to let in plenty of natural light. Farther in you’ll discover that nearly every room is graced with a view of the home’s beautiful rectangular swimming pool and plush cabana area with outdoor fireplace. Premium tile flooring is found throughout the home while the bedrooms are extremely generously sized and finished with plush, comfortable carpeting. The eat-in kitchen is equipped with professional-grade appliances and fixtures. There’s also a formal dining room with sitting lounge right next to it, and both overlook the pool.
The bathrooms are equipped with handsome granite countertops, floors and wall tiles. There’s also a warmly decorated home office featuring its very own sitting area. Throughout the home, you’ll find a variety of fine details that truly make this home a work of art, like the built-in bookshelves, the courtyard fountain, the gorgeous French doors, and subtle recessed lighting throughout.
Interested in owning Hank Greenberg’s former Beverly Hills estate? The four-bedroom, four bathroom home can be yours for just $8.7 million.
Carlton Fisk’s Antique Cape in New Hampshire
Carlton Fisk was an All-Star Catcher and Hall of Famer who played for the Boston Red Sox from 1969 to 1980 before being traded to the Chicago White Sox, where he played until he retired in 1993. Whereas Greenberg’s home in Beverly Hills is a sprawling one-level home, featuring traditional Californian aesthetics, Carlton Fisk’s home in Charlestown, New Hampshire is a stately and historic home that exudes charm and character.
Fisk’s home, located at 38 Elm Street in Charlestown, New Hampshire, is the epitome of early American Cape Cod architecture. The home’s handsome exterior is painted stalwart white, with crisp black accents and bright red chimneys. The home has been so lovingly cared for that it looks just as it did when it was built in 1865. Completing the picture of New England perfection is a beautifully landscaped one-acre lot, featuring a host of colorful gardens, fruit trees, grape vines, and berry bushes.
Inside, there are plenty of examples of timeless, hand-honed woodwork. The home was intentionally kept much like its original design, with a modest kitchen and eat-in area, a formal dining room, and large living room making up the majority of the home’s ground floor. The bedrooms, of which there are three, are found upstairs where they feature plenty of space, interesting angles, and built-in closets. The home has the traditional two bathrooms, as well.
The beauty of Fisk’s home exists in its timelessness. When you step through the front door, it’s like you’re being transported back in time to an America when things were simpler, more wholesome, and more family-oriented. Another example of how vastly different these two properties are is the fact that whereas Greenberg’s home is being sold for several million dollars, Fisk’s historic home is on the market for just under $160k.
Ready to Make an Offer on a Baseball Legend’s Home? Then Step Up to Bat!
It’s not every day that a sports legend’s home is put up for sale. So right now is sort of an unprecedented event because there are two homes from two baseball legends currently on the market. If you ever dreamed of living in the home of one of your childhood sports heroes, then the last thing you want to do is strike out. Step up to the base, choke up on the bat, and swing for the fences!