Retired major league baseball All-Star Vernon Wells is hoping for a hit in Texas. His 16,238-square-foot mansion, complete with a batting cage and tennis court, is on the market for $8.5 million in the Fort Worth suburb of Westlake.
Everything is oversized in the palatial estate, which spans nearly two acres and holds separate garages for cars and golf carts. Through a double-door entry, the interior opens to a rotunda foyer wrapped in columns.
Dual chandeliers and curved coffered ceilings hang over the formal dining room. The main level also boasts a two-story living room, a two-story office, a double-island kitchen and an indoor-outdoor family room.
A lounge and spa tub highlight the master suite, which opens to a private terrace. It’s one of five bedrooms and eight bathrooms.
For amenities, there’s a wine cellar, a gym, an arcade, a movie theater, a poker nook and a billiards room with a wet bar.
The living space extends outside, where a spacious covered patio holds a fireplace lounge and outdoor kitchen. A swimming pool with a spa, slide and swim-up bar sits adjacent.
Alicia Chmielewski of Keller Williams Realty is the listing agent.