Jeff Bagwell can cross at least one item off his list of New Year’s resolutions.
The former Houston Astros first baseman and 1994 National League MVP has sold his mansion-estate at Memorial Village in Houston for $11.98 million.
On and off the market for a number of years, the property resurfaced in September priced at $12 million. Bagwell previously asked as much as $15 million for the 16,414-square-foot home, records show.
Completed in 1994 and rebuilt in 2009, the estate features a main residence modeled in French Country style, a two-bedroom guesthouse, a saltwater pool, a detached fitness center and a gated motor court on 2.46 acres.
The three-story floor plan, with arched doorways, exposed beams and barrel vault brick ceilings, has a grand foyer, large formal areas, a country-style chef’s kitchen, a billiard/media room, five bedrooms and eight bathrooms.
Centering on formal gardens and rolling green lawns, an outdoor living room sports a fireplace, kitchen and wet bar. Elsewhere on the landscaped grounds is a putting green, pool and spa.
Bagwell, 46, spent his entire career with the Astros, totalling 449 home runs and 1,529 RBIs while making four all-star teams in 15 seasons. He retired in 2006.
Patricia Reed of John Daugherty Realtors was the listing agent. Laura Sakowitz, also of John Daugherty Realtors, represented the buyer in the sale.