Hall of Fame baseball pitcher Randy Johnson, whose Arizona estate made headlines when it came to market at $25 million last year, has made another multimillion-dollar splash in Orange County, selling a Dana Point home for $6.25 million.
The Mediterranean-style spread, designed for indoor-outdoor living, sits at the end of a cul-de-sac in Ritz Cove, a guard-gated community in Monarch Beach. Built in 1991, the two-story floor plan is highlighted by limestone flooring, stone pillars, telescoping doors and elaborate window coverings.
Within the 5,500 square feet of living space is a center-island kitchen, a formal living room, a wood-paneled office, five bedrooms and 3.75 bathrooms. The master suite sports a sitting room, a spa-like bath, a walk-in closet and two fireplaces.
Outdoors, landscaped grounds of more than a quarter of an acre contain a pool with water features, a circular spa and an outdoor kitchen set beneath a vine-wrapped pergola. Ocean views complete the idyllic setting.
The home came on the market in November at $6.85 million and entered contract within a week, records show. The property previously sold for $2.3 million in 1991.
Bob Wolff of Harcourts Prime Properties handled both ends of the transaction.
While his O.C. home has come and gone, still up for grabs is Johnson's mansion-estate in Paradise Valley, Ariz., which listed for sale in August. The 25,000-square-foot Mediterranean sits on five acres with a commercial-grade fitness facility, a two-bedroom guesthouse, a pool and a tennis court. A trophy room, a music room/recording studio, his and hers offices and a pet suite are among the interior features.
Johnson, a 10-time an All-Star, retired in 2010 with a 303-166 career record and five