Barry Bonds, the former All-Star outfielder, has sold his Italian-inspired estate in gated Beverly Park for $22 million.
Designed as a family home capable of hosting large-scale events, the 17,100-square-foot villa sits off a circular motor court with a fountain. The 1.85 acres of grounds include a swimming pool, a 2,100-square-foot sports court and an olive grove.
Ceiling heights up to 30 feet, hand-painted murals, limestone columns and Venetian plaster walls are among interior details. Aquariums flank the living room fireplace.
There is a walnut-paneled office, a 12-seat theater, a game room, a wine cellar, a gym, seven bedrooms and 13 bathrooms.
Bonds, 49, played for the Pittsburgh Pirates and San Francisco Giants during a two-decade-plus career that included seven most valuable player honors. He put on a Giants uniform once again this week for a stint as a spring training instructor.
Despite being baseball’s all-time home-run leader, he has failed to gain entrance into baseball's Hall of Fame. He was convicted in 2011 for obstruction of justice related to the government's investigation of steroid use and the Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative (BALCO).
He paid $8.7 million for the property in 2002, public records show.
Mauricio Umansky of the Agency handled the sale.
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