Baseball’s Ichiro Suzuki scores in quick sale of Arts District condo

Miami Marlins outfielder Ichiro Suzuki has sold his loft-condo in downtown Los Angeles for slightly more than $2.45 million. He bought the unit in the 1920s building a decade ago for $2.2 million.
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Professional baseball player Ichiro Suzuki has recorded another hit of sorts, selling his condominium in downtown L.A.’s Arts District for more than $100,000 over the asking price.

The property came to market in early March for $2.349 million and sold in less than a month, records show. The sale price was $2,450,777, or about $1,207 per square foot.

“The speed at which the sale was completed truly underscores the ongoing resurgence of downtown Los Angeles and the area’s attractiveness to a new generation of luxury buyers,” Mercer Vine agent Dominic Labriola said in a release.


Labriola co-listed the property with agent Tara Hotchkis, also with Mercer Vine. Frank Bruno of Keller Williams Realty represented the buyer, eSports pioneer Alexander Garfield.

The 2,030-square-foot unit, in the Biscuit Company Lofts building, retains the industrial vibe of the onetime 1920s factory. Brick walls, steel-case windows and exposed ductwork are among details of the loft-style space. A steel staircase connects each floor.

Living areas include a large common room with a galley-style kitchen, one bedroom and 2.5 bathrooms. A 1,000-square-foot private rooftop patio tops the residence and takes in city-to-ocean views.

Suzuki, 43, became the 30th player in Major League Baseball history to reach 3,000 hits last year with the Miami Marlins. The Japanese-born player has twice won the American League batting title and has earned all-star nods in 10 of his 16 major league seasons.

Garfield founded GoodGame Agency, a talent management and content agency for competitive gaming players and teams. The company was acquired in 2014 by the live-streaming video game platform Twitch.

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