Former Phillies All-Star Ryan Howard Sells Palatial Waterfront Estate for $16.5 Million
Most expensive residential sale in Tampa Bay area
TAMPA, Fla., February 1, 2019 (Newswire.com) - Ryan Howard, the former Philadelphia Phillies all-star first baseman and National League MVP, has sold his Belleair Shores mansion for $16.5 million, setting a record as the highest-priced residential sale in the Tampa Bay area. Located at 1700 Gulf Boulevard, the 3-story residence was listed exclusively by Jackie Diaz and Karen Hegemeier of Premier Sotheby’s International Realty’s Clearwater office. With over 200 feet of Gulf frontage, the coastal oasis boasts a lazy river pool with waterfall, bridges, bar and grotto winding through its private grounds. Encompassing more than 19,000 square feet of interior living space, the one-of-a-kind home showcases a bowling alley, secure art room and Napa-inspired wine room. With custom ceilings and the finest finishes throughout, the residence offers eight bedrooms, seven bathrooms and four powder rooms. Walls of windows and multiple terraces provide stunning water views and magical nightly sunsets.
Additional luxury appointments include a chef’s kitchen, fitness center, game room with bar, custom home theater, library, panic room and eight-car garage.
Howard, a three-time all-star who spent 13 seasons with the Phillies, was named Rookie of the Year in 2005 and crowned Most Valuable Player in 2006. In 2008, he led the Major League in homeruns (48) and RBIs (146), while helping the Phillies win their first World Series title since 1980 — its second in franchise history.
“Boasting the utmost in style and comfort, and a luxury lifestyle, this estate represents the epitome of luxury living in Tampa Bay. Selling a private listing is the most challenging feat any luxury agent could face, especially when that listing is the most expensive in Tampa Bay. Knowing that I had the full support of Premier Sotheby’s International Realty and the company’s international reach, we were confident we could find the right buyer," says Jackie Diaz, Premier Sotheby’s International Realty, Clearwater.
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Source: Premier Sotheby's International Realty