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Former Cardinals ace Chris Carpenter lists Florida home for sale

Former Cardinals ace Chris Carpenter lists Florida home for sale
Retired pitching ace Chris Carpenter has listed his home in Palm Beach Gardens for sale at $625,000. (Realtor.com | Inset: Elise Amendola)

Chris Carpenter, the retired St. Louis Cardinals pitcher and winner of the 2005 NL Cy Young Award, has listed his home in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., for sale at $625,000.

The Mediterranean-style house, built in 2002, sits on a quarter-acre in the BallenIsles Country Club with a large patio, barbecue pavilion and a pool and spa. Designed for year-round entertaining, the 3,335 square feet of living space includes an updated kitchen, a formal dining room, a living room with custom built-ins, a wet bar, four bedrooms and four full bathrooms.

Light-filled interiors are highlighted by raised ceilings with trey ceilings, arched entries and crown molding. Controls for a custom Russound sound system are found in every room.

Outdoors, tall hedges and palms provide cover for a pool with a spa and waterfall feature.

Residents of BallenIsles are required to a purchase a membership to the country club, which includes a 72,000-square-foot clubhouse, 23 tennis courts, three championship golf courses, dining facilities and a fitness center. Basic tennis memberships run $65,000 while golf memberships start at $120,000.

Carpenter, 39, played 15 seasons for the Toronto Blue Jays and Cardinals, making three All-Star teams and winning two World Series championships (2006, 2011). He joined the St. Louis front office following his retirement in 2013.

The right-handed pitcher purchased the home, found in close proximity to Roger Dean Stadium, the Cardinals spring training facility in Jupiter, Fla., in April 2003 for $605,000, according to public records. He is also shopping his 10,800-square-foot home in Saint Louis, Mo. which lists for $3.5 million.

Erin Duke-Warren of Keller Williams is the listing agent.

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