Retired MLB center fielder Vernon Wells is hoping to win big in the future sale of his Texas mansion. The three-time All-Star’s Westlake home just hit the market with an $8.5 million ask.
The house is sizeable and eminently comfortable, spanning 16,238 square feet and packing in the creature-comfort amenities. An outside view reveals a house that earnestly aspires to the palatial, and a look inside bears out the aspirations. A double-height foyer, an ornate curving staircase, and a dining room with a coffered hardwood barrel ceiling are a few of the details that demand attention.
The home offers not one but three kitchens; the residence was clearly designed with hosting and regular catered affairs in mind. It’s not all play and no work, though; one of the more appealing spaces is the two-story office/library.
A wood-paneled media room, an expansive game room complete with a full bar, and a wine room with built-in cooling handle interior R&R. Outside, residents and guests alike will enjoy use of several fire pits, a tennis court, and a massive infinity pool with a swim-up bar, a beach, and a water slide. The home is especially ideal for another pro-athlete owner: it boasts a professional gym, a batting cage, and a sports court for practice and workouts.
Additional amenities include a hair salon, a massage room, and a comprehensive spa with a therapy tub, a steam room, and a sauna. I don’t think we left anything out.
Wells spent much of his career with the Blue Jays; he finished up with the Yanks, with 3 Gold Glove Awards to his credit.