Yankees legend Andy Pettitte is finally selling one of the most boring athlete houses I’ve ever come across. Pettitte has listed the 6,800 sq. ft. of boring Westchester County, New York house for $3,499,999, which is down from the $3,981,000 he paid back in 2007 when he returned to the Yankees after a stint in Houston.
Guys, I’ll keep the message simple on this one: Andy Pettitte had to be bored out of his mind while imprisoned in this colonial. I went through the listing photos. Where is the basement bar where a baseball legend can feel like a god surrounded by artifacts commemorating his accomplishments? I don’t see a basement bar featuring a wall of TVs for Andy and the neighborhood dads to watch the NFL Ticket. I don’t see an outdoor bar set up where Andy and the neighborhood dads crush Fireball shots on crisp Saturdays in the fall while smoking chicken wings that they can crush during the 7:30 games on ABC.
Fellas, it’s one thing to let the wife pick the house with her dream kitchen and bathroom. It’s another to let her pick how the whole damn house is going to look and feel. She has to understand that compromise is a must. Look through the photos. You tell me where Pettitte went to feel like a grown man. He bought this house at 35! He had three World Series rings by 35, but he has nowhere to show them off and get slapped on the back by Steve down the street who has a six keg tap system in his garage.
The space above Andy’s garage is nearly empty. No trophy cases. It’s sad.
Stunning and beautifully decorated Colonial at Purchase Estates. Located on a level acre in a cul-de-sac, this spectacular home offers a two-story open foyer, a gracious living room/fireplace, formal dining room, large kitchen with breakfast room, family room w/fireplace, office/den/library, plus guest suite & laundry room on the first flr. The second floor includes a very spacious master suite w/two large walk-in closets, and a bath; then four additional en suite bedrooms and a huge recreation room. The unfinished basement offers lots of possibilities & there is a huge storage attic. Central air, generator, large rooms, privacy, easy access to recreation, shops, restaurants, airport, NY City, country areas, and more.
Look at the furniture. Andy’s been living like he’s 68, not 48. This guy deserves a solid golf trip weekend with the boys. I’m talking about a “waking up with regrets” golf trip. Like “buying out all the Fireball from the cart girl on Day One” mistake.
Mortgage: $18,000 and change per month, but that includes those Westchester County taxes to keep the schools afloat. Yankee Stadium is a 27-mile drive. Getting to the clubhouse must’ve been a huge relief for Pettitte.