Baseball great Randy Johnson sells Dana Point home for $6.25 million
Hall of Fame baseball pitcher Randy Johnson, whose Arizona estate made headlines when it came to market at $25 million last year, has made another multimillion-dollar splash in Orange County, selling a Dana Point home for $6.25 million.
The Mediterranean-style spread, designed for indoor-outdoor living, sits at the end of a cul-de-sac in Ritz Cove, a guard-gated community in Monarch Beach. Built in 1991, the two-story floor plan is highlighted by limestone flooring, stone pillars, telescoping doors and elaborate window coverings.
Within the 5,500 square feet of living space is a center-island kitchen, a formal living room, a wood-paneled office, five bedrooms and 3.75 bathrooms. The master suite sports a sitting room, a spa-like bath, a walk-in closet and two fireplaces.
Outdoors, landscaped grounds of more than a quarter of an acre contain a pool with water features, a circular spa and an outdoor kitchen set beneath a vine-wrapped pergola. Ocean views complete the idyllic setting.
The home came on the market in November at $6.85 million and entered contract within a week, records show. The property previously sold for $2.3 million in 1991.
Bob Wolff of Harcourts Prime Properties handled both ends of the transaction.
While his O.C. home has come and gone, still up for grabs is Johnson’s mansion-estate in Paradise Valley, Ariz., which listed for sale in August. The 25,000-square-foot Mediterranean sits on five acres with a commercial-grade fitness facility, a two-bedroom guesthouse, a pool and a tennis court. A trophy room, a music room/recording studio, his and hers offices and a pet suite are among the interior features.
Johnson, a 10-time an All-Star, retired in 2010 with a 303-166 career record and five Cy Young Awards in 22 seasons with the Expos, Mariners, Astros, Diamondbacks, Yankees and Giants. His 4,875 career strikeouts are second only to Nolan Ryan’s 5,714 K’s. The 51-year-old was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in January, his first year eligible.