Eight-time MLB All Star John Smoltz had the winning touch in baseball. But he’s having a harder time with real estate. Now retired, the 50-year-old initially put his 20-acre Milton, GA, property on the market five years ago for $7.2 million, but had no takers.
The estate was relisted this spring for $5,490,000, and was discounted another half-million last week to the current $5 million ask.
The massive 18,265-square-feet mansion and accompanying 20-acre lot is “priced well below appraised value,” according to the listing description. Indeed, you get a lot for your money. But given that the home’s been on the market for five years, perhaps the property is overwhelming in its offerings. Let’s take a look.
The spread includes a formal living room, dining room, and gourmet kitchen. A “keeping room” includes a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace and access to the outdoors. The 10 beds include master and guest suites spread over three levels.
The terrace level includes a gym, a theater room, and multiple wet bars. Above the six-plus car garage is an apartment suite.
The former pitcher, who spent most of his career with the Atlanta Braves, apparently designed the outdoor sports lover’s paradise himself. The amenities are “unmatched by any other property in the Atlanta area,” according to the listing description.
Those sporty upgrades include a pool and spa with a waterfall and water-slide, surrounded by professional landscaping. For the golfer, there’s a putting green and 18 holes. There’s a full basketball court, tennis court, and regulation-size baseball field and football field, along with a fully stocked pond. So much for, “If you build it, they will come.”
But a lower price just might be the lure a buyer needs to finally bite on this fabulous spread.
Smoltz pitched for 21 years in the major leagues and found success both as a starting pitcher and a closer. With over 3,000 strikeouts and over 200 wins during his storied career, he was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2015.