Los Angeles Dodgers star Andre Ethier’s custom-built Gilbert home at 21423 S. 147th St. hits it out of the park – and it can be yours for a cool $5 million.
“It’s an absolutely amazing piece of property, with quality we rarely see here in Arizona,” said listing agent Sandra Baldwin.
With the rugged San Tan Mountains as a backdrop, the 9,326-square-foot main house sits on 4.58 acres. It features beautiful leather- and stone-clad walls and lots of distressed wood to create a rustic, contemporary Southwest style.
There are five bedrooms, four full baths and two half-baths. The master suite boasts an impressive two-story “hers” dressing closet with a sliding ladder.
A 5,628-square-foot multipurpose building houses another full kitchen, family room, fitness center, game room and – of course – a batting cage.
The Ethiers invested heavily in outdoor amenities and landscaping. An al fresco kitchen and swim-up bar serve the large pool, luxurious spa, four patios and dining area. Kids will love the large play structure and in-ground trampoline, plus there’s plenty of room for a pick-up soccer game.
“It’s a kids’ paradise,” Baldwin said.
A Valley native who also has a home in West Hollywood, Ethier has played outfield for the Dodgers since 2006. He was an All-Star pick in 2010 and 2011 and has won the Silver Slugger and Gold Glove awards.
He played ball for Chandler-Gilbert Community College and ASU.
Ethier will be 35 in April, and is likely to sit out the start of the season with a herniated disc in his back. Last year, he played only 16 games after he fractured his leg in the Cactus League.
This is the last year of Ethier’s six year, $95 million contract.
– Mike Butler, East Valley Tribune / Edited for Phoenix.org