Former Major League Baseball player Bret Boone has put his estate in Rancho Santa Fe up for lease at $38,000 while lowering the asking price for the property by about $1 million.
The single-story Tuscan-style house in a gated community returned to the market in November for about $9.5 million. It's now listed for sale at $8.499 million, according to the Multiple Listing Service.
Boone, who played 15 years in the major leagues, bought the property in 2004 for $1.955 million, property records show. The 12,521-square-foot custom house with eight bedrooms, eight full bathrooms and four half baths was completed in 2008.
Among its features are a great room topped with beamed ceilings, a chef’s kitchen, a game room/bar, a home theater, his and hers offices and two laundry rooms. A formal wine cellar boasts a glass-enclosed wine cellar and seating for 16 people.
Retractable walls of glass bring the outdoors inside.
Outdoors, the grounds of more than two acres center on a resort-style swimming pool with a beach entry, raised spa and waterslide/grotto. A tennis court, a play yard, a covered pavilion and a one-bedroom guest house complete the grounds.
Nina Wells, the wife of retired baseball pitcher David Wells and Realtor with Keller Williams, is the listing agent.
The 46-year-old Boone has ties to Southern California having starred at USC and before that at El Dorado High School in Placentia.
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