Major League Baseball pitcher Joe Blanton, who began his career with the Athletics and has played for both the Dodgers and Angels, has bought a vineyard estate in Calistoga, Calif., for $2.8 million.
Set among mature oaks on more than five acres, the home centers on a Cape Cod-inspired farmhouse with three bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms in 5,200 square feet. Formal gardens, courtyards, fountains and a vineyard create a picturesque backdrop for the grounds.
Within the two-story home are formal living and dining rooms, a kitchen with a wide center island and a wood-paneled office/library. There are fireplaces in the family and living rooms.
A guest house accessed by a...