Ex-Padre Matt Kemp loads his Poway base before listing the estate at $11.5 million


Having been traded by the Padres to the Braves last season, Matt Kemp is ready to play ball for his home in San Diego County. The professional ballplayer has listed his mansion estate in Poway’s Heritage community for sale at $11.5 million.

Kemp bought the property three years ago for $9.075 million and has spent another $3 million in renovations, according to Kofi Nartey of Compass, who shares the listing with Morgan Trent of Paramount Properties. Features of the 15,884-square-foot home include custom Travertine floors, a cigar lounge with a humidor and a 1,200-bottle wine cellar with a separate tasting room.


Other living areas include a contemporary kitchen with an oversized island, a solarium, five bedrooms, five bathrooms and two powder rooms. The custom home theater sports tiered seating and a snack bar.

Two walk-in closets, two showers and a secondary laundry room are highlights of the master suite, which takes in an unobstructed view of the golf course at the Maderas Country Club.

Outdoors, the manicured grounds include an infinity-edge swimming pool, a large pool deck and a tennis court. A separate pool/guest house, currently outfitted with a gym and a roman spa, has doors that open to an outdoor kitchen with a pizza oven.

A five-car garage and a large motor court also lie within the gated grounds.

The 32-year-old Kemp began his career with the Dodgers and spent his first nine seasons with the team, making two all-star teams. The outfielder hit .268 with 35 home runs and 108 RBIs in 156 games for the Padres and Braves last year.

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