Former Angels slugger Albert Pujols lists Irvine mansion for $10 million – Orange County Register
Last week, baseball great Albert Pujols put his Spanish Revival-inspired mansion in Irvine’s guarded Shady Canyon on the market for $9.98 million.
Since February 6, a sale has been in progress.
Completed in 2010, the five-bedroom, 9,239-square-foot, eight-bath residence spans three floors, from the entertainment and wellness area in the basement to a dedicated office space with features built into the last stage. Pujols bought the house for $5.55 million in May 2012, records show.
Views of the surrounding canyon and community abound from the hilltop property, which sits at the end of a cul-de-sac on a half-acre lot. In the courtyard is a newly renovated swimming pool with a Baja step, slide, grotto, waterfall and spa.
The interior of the home features a gourmet kitchen that opens to the family room. On the same entry level is a formal dining room, living room and main retreat with a living room, two walk-in closets and a luxury bathroom centered around a bath.
In the basement, a cinema room and the wet bar share the space with a meditation room.
A garage for four cars “perfect for any car enthusiast” completes the offer.
Charisse Okamoto and Carrie Hale of Caliber Real Estate Group hold the list first reported by the Los Angeles Times.
Considered one of the greatest right-handed hitters of all time, the 43-year-old former first baseman launched his 22-year-old career in 2001 with long stints with the St. Louis Cardinals and Angels.
When the Angels abruptly released Pujols during the final year of his 10-year, $250 million contract in 2021, he signed with the LA Dodgers. He returned to St. Louis on a one-year deal with the Cardinals and retired from the sport in October 2022 after hitting 700 career home runs, one of only four players to achieve that milestone.
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