Patience often pays off when waiting for the right pitch, and it also can pay off in home selling. Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre and his wife, Sandra, have sold their 4-acre-plus estate in Bradbury for $17,410,961. The couple listed their custom house nearly two years ago at $19.8 million.
The newly built Mediterranean, designed for both formal entertaining and casual indoor-outdoor living, includes such custom features as a 2,500-square-foot rec room outfitted as a batting cage. The 16,600-square-foot home, in a 24-hour gate-guarded community, sits off a circular driveway. The entry has a 35-foot-high painted ceiling.
A 2,500-square-foot guesthouse includes three bedrooms and two bathrooms, and a 1,300-square-foot cabana has a kitchen. Outdoor amenities include an infinity pool, a tennis court, a basketball court, two tees and two putting greens with sand traps.
There are seven bedrooms and 17 bathrooms on the property. For the math-challenged, that works out to a little more than $1 million a bathroom.
Beltre, 33, played for the Los Angeles Dodgers from 1998 to 2004. He is a three-time All-Star.
Lynwen Hughes-Boatman of Deasy/Penner & Partners, Pasadena, was the listing agent. Robin Marquez of Coldwell Banker Top Team in Chino represented the buyer.
Cast changes in the Hollywood Hills
Actress Kiele Sanchez and her ex-husband, writer-director Zach Helm, have sold their house in the Hollywood Hills for $1.75 million.
The restored Mediterranean, built in 1928, features a two-story entry, stenciled beam ceilings and original tile work. The 4,000 square feet of living space includes a living room with a fireplace, a formal dining room, an updated kitchen, a breakfast area, a service entrance, four bedrooms and three bathrooms.
Sanchez, 34, has starred since 2010 on "The Glades," which has been renewed for another season. She was on "Lost" in 2006 and 2007.
Helm, 35, wrote and directed "Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium" (2007) and wrote "Stranger Than Fiction" (2006). He has written the screenplay for the 2013 horror-comedy "Freezing People Is Easy."
Public records show that the property last changed hands in 2006 for $2.775 million.
Jennifer Pinckert and Scott Carmody of Partners Trust were the listing agents. Michael Dronge of Keller Williams in Beverly Hills represented the buyer.