Larger than life figures require larger than life houses. Barry Bonds had a very successful baseball career. Widely considered one of the greatest players in the history of the sport, his reputation was irrevocably tarnished when it became clear that he had lied to a grand jury in 2007 regarding steroid use. This led to his being passed over for entry into the Baseball Hall of Fame this year. He made his Major League debut in 1986 with the Pittsburgh Pirates. After six seasons with the Pirates, he went on to play fourteen successful seasons with the San Francisco Giants. He won multiple sports awards and set multiple records. His numerous sports accolades include winning the Gold Glove Award eight times, the Silver Slugger Award 12 times, and the Hank Aaron Award three times. He was also a National League MVP seven times, and an All-Star 14 times. He holds the record for the most home runs ever, with 762, the most home runs in a single-season with 73, and the most walks and intentional walks. He was not re-signed by the Giants after the 2007 season, and was not picked up as a free agent in 2008 or 2009. He announced his retirement in 2010, though he has considered returning. In the meantime, he seems to have decided to unload some reminders of his former baseball glory. One of the first things to go is his mansion in Beverly Hills.
Barry Bonds' house is 17,100 square feet and has seven bedrooms and 13 bathrooms. The house is located in the very exclusive Beverly Park area, and is meant to replicate an Italian villa. Barry Bonds' house has 30′ ceilings, an eat-in, state-of-the-art kitchen, a home gym, a private screening room, multiple fireplaces and skylights, separate living, dining, and family rooms, an office, and a spa. The spa comes complete with a tanning salon, a steam room/sauna, a jacuzzi tub, and a therapy room. Outside the house, there is also a rose garden, a swimming pool, and walkway lined with olive trees. Barry Bonds' house is on the market for $25,000,000, and it is very much an example of just how far athletic ability can take you.