Two former MLB sluggers, forever linked by huge muscles and the era in which they played, have put their respective homes up for sale. Barry Bonds is selling his Beverly Hills home, probably because it costs a lot of money to fight the United States government. Jeff Bagwell has put his Houston home up for sale because, presumably, all the guys that hit home runs in the “steroid era” do all the same stuff.
Let’s take a look at what these two luxurious homes have to offer.
Exhibit A: Barry Bonds’ Beverly Hills Estate
Bonds’ 17,100 square foot property is listed at a cool $25 million and boasts seven bedrooms and 13 bathrooms. Baseball’s home run king purchased the home in 2002 for $8.7 million when the house was a mere 11,500 square feet. Bonds enhanced the home shortly after purchase by adding a two-story wing. It is now worth 10.5 wings above replacement.
La Casa Bonds also features a basketball court, theatre, pool, music room, wine room, and a guest house that is currently inhabited by 2004 Barry Bonds. This 1.85-acre estate is an idyllic setting to spend a house arrest.
Exhibit B: Jeff Bagwell’s Fabulous Houston Home
Bagwell’s beautiful five bedroom, seven full plus two half bathroom home is built on a stunning 2.46-acre property. It’s listed at the low, low price of $15 million. This Texas paradise features a gourmet kitchen, a billiard room, a media room, loggia with a summer kitchen/fireplace, a wine vault, a saltwater pool, and four guest suites.
The property’s two bedroom guest house is currently inhabited by Craig Biggio’s hustle and the disabled list records of Mike Hampton.
Both Bonds’ California home and Bagwell’s Texas home come with a fresh coat of taint, although such revisions were completely unnecessary.