Former professional baseball player Jimmy Rollins has circled the bases on his second home purchase in as many years, buying a newly built Encino showplace through a corporate entity for $8.7 million, records show.
Rollins, the 2007 National League Most Valuable Player, made headlines a year ago when he paid $10.65 million for another home in the area. The sale set a new price record for the San Fernando Valley community.
The new house, set behind fences and gates on a roomy half-acre, packs a smattering of amenities into its 11,000 square feet of living space. Among features of note are multiple indoor and outdoor bars, an elevator and a media room with a candy wall. A two-way floor-to-ceiling fireplace splits the living and dining rooms.
Listed for about $9 million, this estate has nine bedrooms ascending in size, 10.75 bathrooms and a two-story guesthouse.(Todd Goodman / LA Light Photo)
Beyond a vaulted entry, marble, stone and wood finishes can be found throughout the 11,000-square-foot estate.(Todd Goodman / LA Light Photo)
Two-way fireplaces, modern fixtures and an over-the-top kitchen are just some of the amenities in this newly built home.(Todd Goodman / LA Light Photo)
The glittering two-story includes amenities such as a media room with a candy wall, two-way fireplaces and multiple indoor and outdoor bars.(Todd Goodman / LA Light Photo)
Chef’s kitchen with two islands.(Todd Goodman / LA Light Photo)
Nine bedrooms, which increase in size from one to the next, bring to mind a luxurious matryoshka doll.(Todd Goodman / LA Light Photo)
A 3,000-square-foot rooftop patio, which has a bar and a fire feature, is larger than the average single-family home in the U.S.(Todd Goodman / LA Light Photo)
A two-story guesthouse overlooks the pool.(Todd Goodman / LA Light Photo)
The estate is designed for indoor/outdoor living.(Todd Goodman / LA Light Photo)
Including the guest house, there are nine bedrooms and 10.75 bathrooms.
Multiple balconies and a 3,000-square-foot rooftop deck create additional living space outdoors. A zero-edge swimming pool with waterfall feature and a spa sits between the main house and guest house.
The property came up for sale in October. Dennis Chernov of Keller Williams Realty had the listing, according to the Multiple Listing Service.
Rollins, 40, is a three-time All-Star and four-time Gold Glove Award-winner who played 17 seasons for the Philadelphia Phillies, Dodgers and Chicago White Sox. He was part of the Philadelphia team that won a World Series title in 2007.