Photographs Courtesy of Chad Carrol (Carroll Group)
What seems to be a strike out for this home's seller turned out to be quite the homerun for professional baseball star Manny Machado, who managed to purchase the home for around half the original asking price. After dropping $11.3 million on the deal, Machado is now the owner of this waterfront property set on the prestigious Tahiti Beach Island Road in Coral Gables, according to The Real Deal
.Machado recently signed the world's fifth largest sports contract, which promises him to the San Diego Padres for 10 years and is worth a whopping $300 million. Now that he's locked that down, it seems a second home in Florida was the perfect celebratory splurge. The shortstop's lavish 8,305-square-foot mansion in a gated community is definitely what you picture when thinking of luxurious living for a high-profile athlete. It has six bedrooms and seven and a half baths, so teammates can join the star for Miami excursions. Interiors are bathed in sunlight due to floor-to-ceiling windows, and gifted with views of the scenic Miami skyline from the all bedrooms.The one-acre property is equipped for all sorts of fun in the sun. There is 121-feet of water frontage, a 90-foot dock and boat lift, pool, and jacuzzi.Yvette Rivero of Rockway Realty
had represented Machado on the exclusive Miami estate while Chad Carroll of Douglas Elliman
had represented the sellers.