Baseball Hall of Famer Barry Larkin took plenty of swings at selling his Orlando, Fla., mansion over the last decade. He first sought $7.9 million for the waterfront property in 2008, then bumped the price up to $12 million two years later before a series of cuts took the tag down to $5.4 million.
Now, the decorated shortstop has sold the estate for $4.587 million, records show. That’s a fraction of the previous asking prices but significantly more than the $775,000 Larkin paid for the place 25 years ago, records show.
Eccentric in style, the 15,000-square-foot home occupies 2.5 acres on Lake Chase. The voluminous foyer kicks things off with a bang, boasting marble mosaic tiles, a stained-glass rotunda, dual glass staircases and a pair of aquariums.
Past that, a two-story living room awash in shades of tan tacks on a fireplace and rounded wall of glass overlooking the water. A solarium with a fire pit shares similar views.
Elsewhere are seven bedrooms, 13 bathrooms, two elevators, a dining room and a chef’s kitchen. Upstairs, the master suite features a fireplace, wet bar and a pair of steam showers. Covered balconies line the second story, taking in the landscaped backyard with a pool and spa.
Outdoor amenities include a movie theater, gym, private dock and a pair of fireplaces. A two-story guesthouse with a kitchen and bedroom completes the property.
Mark Santolin of Engel & Volkers held the listing. Jean Lei of Keller Williams at the Lakes represented the buyer.
A Cincinnati Reds legend, Larkin spent his entire career with the team and received nine Silver Slugger Awards, three Gold Glove Awards and 12 All-Star selections in addition to leading the squad to a World Series title in 1990. In 2012, he was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame.