Oakland A’s farmhand Barry Zito sells Bay Area home for $8.15 million
Former Oakland Athletics and San Francisco Giants pitcher Barry Zito, who currently plays for the Athletics’ Triple-A affiliate, has sold his hillside estate in Kentfield, Calif., for $8.15 million.
He bought the house in 2007 for $8.863 million, records show.
Built in 2002, the Mediterranean-style home sits behind gates on more than two acres with sweeping views of Mt. Tamalpais and Phoenix Lake.
The main house, entered through a round rotunda, opens to a step-down living room set beneath beamed cathedral-style ceilings. A formal dining room, a family room, a center-island kitchen and a wine cellar/tasting room are also within the 7,116 square feet of space.
Designed for indoor-outdoor entertaining, telescoping walls of glass in the public areas open to a wide terrace and formal gardens. There are four bedrooms and five bathrooms including a detached guesthouse.
Outdoors, an outdoor kitchen, a fireplace and an infinity-edge pool and spa make up the relaxed grounds. A large motor court and a three-car garage mark the entrance to the home.
Zito, 37, spent his entire 14-year career with the A’s and Giants, winning the American League Cy Young Award in 2002 with the former and two World Series titles with the latter.
After sitting out the 2014 season, Zito returned to the A’s on a minor-league contract. In 23 games for the Nashville Sound this year, he’s gone 8-7 with an earned run average of 3.48.
Originally listed in 2012 for as much as $10.495 million, the house was more recently priced for sale at $8.995 million or for lease at $25,000 a month, records show.
William Bullock, Max Applegarth and Lydia Sarkissian of Decker Bullock Sotheby’s International Realty represented both ends of the transaction.
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