MLB All-Star Plácido Polanco Sells Florida Home
Three-time MLB Gold Glove winner Plácido Polanco sold his Pinecrest, FL, house on Halloween this year, and he knocked it out of the park.
The sure-handed infielder bought the home back in 2008 with his wife Lily. Earlier this spring, the couple decided it was time to sell and listed the home for $4.85 million. The final sale price was $4.59 million, so the transaction missed its original target by the tiniest of margins.
This spectacular south Floridian playground drips with tropical goodness: It has seven bedrooms, eight full bathrooms and two half bathrooms, while sited beautifully on a lot just a tad over three-quarters of an acre.
Reminiscent of a Tuscan estate, the home—which is almost 9,000 square feet in size—feels a lot more like a resort than a home.
In addition, there are two family rooms, a full gym, a professional-grade home theatre and an expansive wine cellar.
The property also features an oversized sapphire-blue swimming pool, flanked by gorgeous and mature queen palms, as well as a fully decked-out summer kitchen tucked away under a nearby loggia. There are comfy seating areas all around the poolscape, as well as cozy outdoor fireplaces where the new owners will doubtless relax once the sun sets.
The gourmet kitchen inside features mahogany cabinetry and granite-topped counters, warm and rich with earthy colors. Tray ceilings, dramatic mahogany crown moldings and a broad range of chef’s grade appliances round out a room that is, to say the least, a home cook’s dream.
We congratulate the Polancos’ listing agent Josie Wang on a job very well done and wish the major-league couple well on their new path.
Over the course of his 16-year career, Polanco played in two All-Star games and was named MVP of the American League Championship Series in 2006 while with the Detroit Tigers. Originally from the Dominican Republic, Polanco became a naturalized U.S. citizen after taking the oath of citizenship at Comerica Park in 2008.