Former Cardinals ace Chris Carpenter lists Florida home for sale

Former #STLCards ace Chris Carpenter pitches Florida home for sale at $625,000

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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