The crack of bat on ball may fade come winter, but baseball champ Mookie Betts need not abandon luxury when the boys of summer depart. His Encino estate, nine beds and amenities galore, sprawls like a ballpark across half an acre’s grounds. Though first listed for $10 million, now a mere $8.5 million secures the residence.
Behind iron gates curve driveways wide as base paths, leading to garages flanking the entry’s soaring arch. Within, a sculptural staircase crests the foyer, hinting at regal spaces above. Marble countertops gleam in the chef’s kitchen, where appliances twinkle like trophies. Personal screening rooms and a pair of lavish master suites, complete the interior.
Outdoors, a guesthouse and a gym line the sprawling outfield, and a cabana and kitchen embrace the zero-edge pool. A putting green promises practice, and a court bearing Betts’ own initials serves up active competition. When night falls, sunken firepits ignite to warm lively gatherings.
This sanctuary balances privacy with possibility, elegance with leisure. Though Betts may roam nationwide on diamonds far and wide, here family and friends can savor an enduring, exclusive escape. As summer’s fireflies and cheers fade, the home’s constancy and comforts take the field. For the dog days have passed, but the grandstand of memory remains.