Ryan Howard’s custom-made home in Montgomery County, placed on the market in June, is now pending sale. The deal is expected to close sometime in August, according to Philly.com. What does it mean? Where is Howard going? When? Will the Phils release him?
From a baseball standpoint, we don’t know right now. But from a real estate standpoint, we do know this: He’s certainly not going to live in his still-in-construction 20-room Florida mansion. He used to spend time in Rittenhouse Square, where pals Cliff Lee and Jonathan Papelbon settled, as PhillyChitChat’s HughE Dillon noted in October:
— PhillyChitChat.com (@iPhillyChitChat) October 8, 2013
Whatever the case, the sale of his Deerfield Estates home is a lucky break. The property may have attracted more curious fans than actual potential buyers in the beginning, as hinted by the listing's closing line: "Only qualified buyers, please. Listing agent must accompany..."
Philomeno & Salamone who served as Howard's home grantors, as per property records, designed the house. Unfortunately, no known images can be found of the home (save for the above), which claims a gym, two 3-car garages (one of which has a finished second floor), and a walk out basement with bar and wine cellar.
That's not all, though. The master suite includes an exercise room with lounge area (have to stay fit during the off-season, right?), sitting room with cabinetry, marble fireplace, and his-and-her bath areas.
Now, as already mentioned, there's no official gallery of the home's interior. However, Phil & Sal have done their fair share of homes in that particular neighborhood, so we've used a gallery of a different (but still nearby) home that may give us an idea of what the inside of Howard's former home looks like.
THE FINE PRINT
Baths: 7 full, 2 half
Square feet: 8,921
Price: $2.95 million
Ryan Howard Home Look Alike (Possibly)
• Listing: 501 Deerfield Ct, Blue Bell, PA, 19422 [Bristol Real Estate]