All-star baseball player Mark Teixeira might be known best for his time playing for the Yankees, but before he came to the big apple, he played for the Texas Rangers and made his home in Vaquero, a golf community outside of Dallas. Teixeira and his family have been renting their five-bedroom residence out since 2010 when they moved to Greenwich, Connecticut and officially became Yankees fans, but soon they will auction off the luxury property without reserve, meaning that there is no minimum selling price.In the story of how they found the picturesque Texas house, they first fell in love with the community. “My wife and I were really looking for a secure community that had some amenities and was a place where we could raise our kids,” Teixeira explains. After a friend recommended Vaquero, a golf trip to the prestigious community confirmed that this was exactly what they were looking for. The couple quickly started house hunting and found home sweet home in just a day, a 90% complete abode located at 2220 King Fisher Drive.With construction still underway, they were able to add personal touches and fun spaces like a game room above the garage and a home theater that connects to the outdoor patio for seamless indoor/outdoor entertaining.As for the design, Teixeira and his wife loved the style of the home. “I like clean and contemporary, but the rustic elements just gave it character.” In total agreement with the builder, they set out to finish the home with Texas style. “We have a beautiful pond in our backyard, you can see farms across the road and we really wanted to take advantage of that and build a rustic house.”After attempting to sell the home twice, they have now decided to try the unconventional, yet efficient, auction route because the Dallas luxury real estate market is thriving and the title of landlord has lost its charm. No reserve auctions are starting to gain popularity with big names all over the country it seems. Not long ago, Suzanne Somers made headlines for putting her Palm Springs estate up for auction
, only to cancel it days before. This special auction is sure to draw baseball fans and will take place at the house on May 12th through Elite Auctions
.While the baseball legend’s traditional, New England home in Greenwich may seem like the polar opposite of this Dallas pad, the functional spaces are decidedly similar. The biggest adjustment to Connecticut may have just been the shorter golf season.