Red Sox Legend David ‘Big Papi’ Ortiz Seeks to Sell His Custom-Built Miami Paradise
For those looking for a sunny new home base, this listing may knock the others out of the park. Legendary former Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz, who was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame last summer, is selling his custom-built Miami mansion for $12.5 million.
After many years playing for the Red Sox in snowy Boston, it makes sense the now-retired player, nicknamed “Big Papi,” wanted a warm-weather paradise to call home. So, he designed his own. Matching Ortiz’s larger-than-life personality and career, the 10,178-square-foot modern impresses and is clearly meant for fun. Its five bedrooms with private staircases, six full bathrooms, and two half-bathrooms are just the starting lineup. Beyond the fine finishes and playful lighting, the true MVPs are the modern entertaining spaces.
An open floor plan with plenty of room to host fills the first level. Downstairs is the ultimate suite for viewing big games or reliving favorite sports moments, whether you’re into the World Series or the Super Bowl. Choosing between watching from the home’s “Boom Boom” sports bar (complete with nine paneled television screens and outdoor access) or the home theater with surround sound might be a bigger challenge than deciding which team you want to win. Either space will certainly be a crowd-pleaser.
And, outdoor living is always on deck as well. A swimming pool, separate spa, covered terrace with a kitchen, outdoor shower, and three fire pits are just a few of the luxuries you’ll find amidst the lush Florida greenery.
For those who want to take a swing at owning this grand slam property, Michael Martinez with ONE Sotheby’s International Realty holds the listing.