Ryan Howard Spent $80K on Doorknobs

The Phillies baseman is shelling out big for his opulent Florida estate.


Days after reporting his Blue Bell home was pending sale and speculating to where the Big Piece was headed, we now find out his beachfront estate, which reportedly rang up to $5.8 million in construction costs, is closer to completion than we imagined.

Situated just 10 miles from the Phillies’ spring training complex in Clearwater, the home will include two kitchens, two elevators, three laundry rooms, bowling alley, wine room, two-story library, and (you can take moment to catch your breath now) a trophy room, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

And then there are the doorknobs:

Doorknobs for the beige home with its terra-cotta roof, one the largest homes in the bay area, will cost $80,000 alone, the Tampa Bay Times reported in 2012.

There will also be a pool with an underwater treadmill.

Beds: 8
Baths: 10
Square feet: 17,602
Price: $5.8 million

Construction on Phillies slugger Ryan Howard’s Belleair Shore home nearing completion [Tampa Bay Times]