Former Giants pitcher Barry Zito sells his spot in the Bird Streets
Major League Baseball pitcher Barry Zito and his wife, Amber, have parted ways with their second Hollywood Hills West home in as many months, selling a house in the celebrity-coveted Bird Streets area for $2.875 million.
The 1960s contemporary, with walls of glass centering on canyon, city and ocean views, originally came to market in April at $4.375 million and was more recently priced at $3.25 million. Zito bought the property in 2010 for $2.155 million, records show.
An open-space floor plan of 4,366 square feet features double-height interiors with a chef’s kitchen and a step-down living room with a wet bar. The top-floor master suite, one of four bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms, is outfitted with three closets, a two-person steam shower and a fireplace.
Long terraces lined in glass flank each level of the home while a hot tub sits off of the master suite.
Josh and Matthew Altman of Hilton & Hyland, an affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate, were the listing agents. Nathaniel Smith, also of Hilton & Hyland, represented the buyer in the sale.
Last month, Zito sold a home on Sunset Plaza Drive, which features, among other things, a hillside pitching mound, for $3.375 million. Still on the market is the free agent pitcher’s Kentfield estate, which is currently priced at $8.995 million.
Zito, 36, is aiming return to the mound in 2015 after sitting out last season. The 2002 American League Cy Young Award-winner last pitched for the San Francisco Giants, with whom he won a pair of World Series titles, in 2013.
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