Former Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton, now with the Texas Rangers, has sold his mansion in Newport Coast’s guard-gated Crystal Cove community for $12.5 million.
Designed by architect Will Hosband and built in 2013, the Provence-style house has six bedrooms and 8.5 bathrooms in nearly 11,000 square feet of living space.
Open-plan interiors done in beamed ceilings and stone finishes include a formal entry, a center-island kitchen and an office. A two-sided fireplace divides the formal living and dining rooms.
The master suite has a large soaking tub, a walk-in closet and one of six fireplaces.
A lower entertainment wing sports a game room, a home theater, a wine cellar and a garage with parking for as many as eight cars. An elevator runs between each of the home's three floors.
On the main level, sliding doors open to a loggia with a sitting area topped with stone arches. An outdoor kitchen, an infinity-edge swimming pool and spa, fountains and formal landscaping are also within the half-acre setting.
Views of the coastline, harbor and surrounding community complete the setting.
The home came to market in April for $16.5 million and was more recently priced at $14.9 million, records show. Hamilton bought the house three years ago for $12 million.
Kevin Aaronson of Keller Williams Realty was the listing agent. Payman Paul Daftarian of KR Homes Inc. repped the buyer.
Hamilton, the 2010 American League most valuable player, was traded by the Angels to the Texas Rangers in April following an off-season in which he suffered a substance-abuse relapse and filed for divorce from his wife, Katie.
The 34-year-old outfielder batted .253 with 8 home runs and 25 RBIs in 50 games for the Rangers this past season.