Retired MLB star Randy Johnson may be one of the career leaders in strikeouts, but he certainly didn’t strike out with the sale of his Arizona home. The pitcher successfully fielded an offer of $7.3 million for the property at auction.
Johnson originally listed the Paradise Valley mansion for $25 million in 2014. But the Hall-of-Famer’s property sat on the market for five years before finally selling on the auction block.
Set on five acres, the expansive 25,000-square-foot Tuscan manse holds seven bedrooms and 12 baths, and was designed with entertaining in mind. Visitors are welcomed via an extravagant double-height foyer accented with a detailed staircase and a large chandelier.
Further inside, residents likely gather in the family room with its wood-paneled coffered ceilings and ornate fireplace. The open-concept living space flows to a casual dining area and the gourmet kitchen with a large center island.
Creature comforts are accounted for with a study, two offices, a wine cellar, a poker suite, a game room, a billiards room with wet bar, a movie theater, a recording studio, a gym, and a pet suite. That ought to do it.
Outside, the fun continues with a loggia, a fire pit, a tennis court, and a swimming pool with a bathhouse. A two-bedroom guesthouse completes the property.
Known as “The Big Unit,” southpaw Johnson spent much of his career playing for Seattle. He retired in 2010.