In late June, Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard sold his home for $2,525,000 after just two months on the market, making it the most expensive sale in Blue Bell in nearly three years.
"The new owners are a local family who wanted more space and a pool," says Cary Simons of Kurfiss Sotheby’s International Realty. "The backyard is great for entertaining."
Apparently second time’s a charm for Howard, who first listed the 8,900-square-foot home in 2014 for $2.95 million. That price tag didn’t nab a buyer for the 6-bedroom, 9-bath house, so he had it renovated and re-listed in May 2016 for $2.69 million.
The new owners now have the keys to a huge home that features a backyard pool and jacuzzi. Its outdoor kitchen is nicer than most of the normal kitchens we’ve come across in normal homes. There’s also a wine cellar, bar, sauna, and movie theater in the basement.
Simons, who sold the listing, shared some interior photos of Howard’s former home with Curbed Philly. Looks like the Phillies man is giving up some sweet digs in the suburbs—though he still owns a ritzy condo in Rittenhouse Square.
501 Deerfield Court, Blue Bell [Realtor]