Alex Rodriguez just parted ways with a Hollywood Hills home with quite the past. The former New York Yankee recently sold the luxurious abode at a slight loss, for $4.4 million, five years after buying it from Meryl Streep for $4.8 million, the New York Post reports. (Carl Gambino at Westside Estate Agency had the listing.)
Built in 1954, the midcentury style dwelling was originally designed as part of an architectural research program by the firm Honnold & Rex. The concrete, wood, and glass residence features four bedrooms and four bathrooms, and seems to have been built with relaxation in mind. Just inside the front door, guests are greeted by a lounge area with high ceilings, a fireplace, and a wall of floor-to-ceiling glass windows peering out at a stone-and-concrete fountain with a narrow pebble garden. Beyond that is a television room with a built-in media cabinet, and stairs leading to the second floor. There, another lounge area with more floor-to-ceiling glass leads out to a walled backyard courtyard.
The bedrooms are all located on the second floor, and the master bedroom is uniquely positioned, just overlooking the double-height lounge. The master bathroom features a super-sleek deep-soaking tub and a separate steam shower, perfect for unwinding after a long day.
A number of televisions line the perimeter of the back courtyard, presumably an addition made by Rodriguez to ensure that no guest misses a single second of any game. A zero-edge swimming pool, spa, and lounge area with a roaring firepit complete the outdoor space. Rodriguez’s latest sale is just the most recent in a long string of real-estate moves for the athlete: He and fiancée Jennifer Lopez bought a $6.6 million Malibu beach house from Jeremy Piven in February and sold their luxurious New York City Park Avenue condo this past June (a little over a year after they bought it in March 2018).
Originally Appeared on Architectural Digest