Baseball great Randy Johnson has been trying to sell his huge Arizona mansion (a "Big Unit," so to speak) since way back in 2014, when he put it on the market for $25 million. After failing to find a buyer at that price, he substantially slashed it down to $14.5 million, and now TMZ reports that even that price reduction failed to seal the deal, so the house is going up for auction instead.
The 25,000-square-foot estate is stacked with goodies, so there is potential for a pretty good bargain to be had here, at least compared to the previous asking prices. The home, with its seven bedrooms and 12 baths (as well as its own separate guest house), also boasts a full tennis and basketball court, a swimming pool with a built-in waterslide, and a "secret garden area." In the master bedroom, there's "an oversized sitting area, his & hers vanities, separate walk-in closets, a tranquil private patio and direct access to the beautifully manicured rear grounds through a rose-covered trellis."
That, as they say, is not all. There's the trophy room you might expect in the home of someone with Johnson's career in Major League Baseball, as well as a full fitness room measuring 1,800 square feet on its own. But there's also a room specially designated for playing music and a completely over-the-top home movie theater, complete with a lavish "box office" style entrance welcoming visitors to the "Full Count Theater" – with room for Coming Attractions posters and everything.
Bidding on the home reportedly begins on January 29th. No minimum bid, but prospective bidders are required to cough up a $100,000 deposit as well as proof of sufficient income to participate. Whether that includes you or not, you can take a full guided tour of the home in the YouTube video below:
Randy Johnson purchased this palace at the foot of Mummy Mountain in Paradise Valley, Arizona in 2003. Back then, he paid just $2.7 million for it.