It’s unclear where MLB free agent pitcher Cole Hamels (that’s right, he’s still not officially retired) is headed, but he’s officially done with his massive suburban Philadelphia house with some of the nicer landscaping you’re going to see in the Athlete Real Estate world. Hamels, who is asking $2,495,000 for the nearly 10,000 sq. ft. house built for his family in 2014, seems to be up to a big life change because you don’t just sell the forever home and downsize to some 3,500 sq. ft. ranch.
The house that Heidi Hamels designed here is spectacular, but I’m a guy and guys think of things like the yard, the rock in the yard, the pool house where we spend most of our time and the garage where we keep our toys. The landscaping boulders are spectacular. The massive spruces are stunning and have to look amazing with white lights. And the pool house is a perfect place to get away from it all, but it could use some garage doors or some sort of all-season weatherproofing. That’s the only problem I can see with this forever home that Hamels ($210,400,000 in career earnings) is leaving behind.
From Cole’s realtor Kit Anstey from BHHS Fox & Roach West Chester:
Custom Built & Designed for Cole & Heidi Hamels. Custom built 3 story home 6 bedrooms 7 full bathrooms 3 half bathrooms, 4 car attached garage, in-ground Ted’s pool with hot tub and pool house. Pool house includes vaulted ceiling, recessed lights, ceiling fans, lots of cabinets, double sink, full bathroom, dressing area, gas fireplace, stereo system, and mounted flat-screen TV all in the fenced-in rear yard.
Full finished walk-out basement with bar/kitchen with two-tier granite counters, refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, sink, tiled backsplash and Samsung flat-screen TV with outside entrance to side yard. Two-story entry foyer 18 x 18 with hardwood floors custom curved staircase with wrought iron railings, crown & chair rail moldings wainscoting and recessed lights.
Now, let’s go over some other highlights: 6.8 miles to Costco; 9.1 miles to Whole Foods; 8.5 miles to a liquor store; 6.4 miles to the nearest Stihl dealer. Guys, I’m telling you right now, for $2.5 million this is some seriously easy living. This is some fine suburban Philly living.
Mortgage: You’re looking at about $11,700 a month before you hire out the landscaping because there’s no way you’re keeping up with this swath of land on Thursdays all on your own.