Chase Utley, the former UCLA baseball product and decorated second baseman for the Philadelphia Phillies, is trying his hand at a new position this off-season: landlord.
The six-time all-star has listed his penthouse in Philadelphia for rent at $17,500 a month. Alternatively, the unit can be purchased for $4.3 million.
Located atop the Ayer Building, the tri-plex features designer interiors with arched windows, a private elevator and views of the Philadelphia cityscape. The 4,588 square feet of living space includes entertainer’s spaces, an expanded Bulthaup kitchen, four bedrooms and four full bathrooms.
Among its highlights is a study with pocket doors and a step-up formal dining room that opens onto a private terrace. The top-floor master suite, complete with his and hers closets and a spa-like bath, overlooks the living room through a wall of floor-to-ceiling glass.
A custom walnut-and-marble stairwell leads to a lower floor with a media/bonus room and a contemporary oak wet bar with a wine chiller.
Two valet parking spaces are included with the property, as are building perks such as 24-hour concierge service, a fitness room and a chauffeur.
Utley, 35, counts four Silver Slugger awards and a World Series title (2008) among his accolades. The Pasadena native hit .270 with 11 home runs and 78 RBIs with the Phillies this season and made his sixth All-Star Game appearance.
The residence originally came to market last year for the current list price, public records show. Utley and his wife, Jen, paid $4.19 million for the unit in 2008.
Melanie Stecura and Donald Pearson of Kurfiss Sotheby’s International Realty are the listing agents.