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Retired slugger Marlon Byrd fields a winning offer for Calabasas estate

Retired slugger Marlon Byrd fields a winning offer for Calabasas estate
Retired outfielder Marlon Byrd has sold his Calabasas home for $3.2 million a month after it hit the market. (Redfin.com)

Retired Major League Baseball player Marlon Byrd has connected with a buyer in Calabasas, selling his sports-oriented home with a swimming pool and basketball court for $3.2 million.

That’s a solid return for the former All-Star outfielder. Real estate records show Byrd bought the place five years ago for $2.2 million.

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Set on a cul-de-sac, the Traditional two-story has half-timbering across the exterior that faintly evokes the English Tudor style. Inside, the 5,692-square-foot house has five bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms. Floors of hardwood and tile alternate in the living spaces, which include a two-story foyer and a remodeled kitchen with a center island/breakfast bar.

Fireplaces are found in the dining room, family room and living room, which also holds a wall of glass. Upstairs, a mirrored-wall gym offers picture windows that overlook the backyard.

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Stone borders the pool and spa out back. A rounded cabana, covered kitchen and small lawn complete the landscaped scene.

Marc and Sara Shevin of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices held the listing. Serena Scott Thomas of Keller Williams Realty Calabasas represented the buyer.

Byrd, 41, played for 10 teams in an MLB career that saw him crank 159 home runs and 710 RBIs. He played in the 2010 All-Star Game as a Chicago Cub.

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