Justin Upton is officially on deck in Southern California, where he’s hoping to land a real estate deal at home. As first reported by the Orange County Register, the former Anaheim Angels outfielder is asking for a particle under $6.8 million for his stylishly designed Newport Beach spread, which was listed by Compass’s Annie Clougherty.
Records show that in the spring of 2020, Upton and his wife Ashley paid $4.7 million for the Moderna farmhouse-style excavations, originally designed by architect Randall Coombs and later redesigned by Scottsdale-based DeCesare Design Group. The white wooden structure was completed in 2019 and offers five bedrooms and seven bathrooms on a living area of almost 6,000 square meters with reclaimed oak floors, lutron lighting and brass fixtures, as well as an impressive floating staircase with solid oak steps.
The three-storey house is located on a plot of less than a quarter of an acre in the sought-after Dover Shores neighborhood near the Upper Newport Bay Nature Reserve and is highlighted at the entrance by a sunken living room with a fireplace. Barn doors open to reveal a cozy den, and a family room and dining area are connected to a gourmet kitchen equipped with lava stone countertops, a butcher island with a block top and Thermador appliances.
Upstairs is a luxurious master retreat with fireplace, sitting area, private balcony, walk-in closet and jacuzzi with double sink, bathtub and separate shower. and on the lower level there is a custom-made glass wine cellar, as well as a surround sound projection room, flanked by a full bar counter equipped with a beer freezer, an ice machine, a refrigerator and a popcorn machine.
Outdoors, the grassy backyard houses a large patio ideal for outdoor entertaining with a built-in barbecue and fire pit. There is also an attached garage for three cars and a moutcourt at the front.
Upton, 36, became a free agent in 2022. He began his professional baseball career in 2007 with the Arizona Diamondbacks, having been selected as the first pick of the 2005 draft right after high school, and joined the Atlanta Braves, Detroit Tigers, San Diego Padres, Seattle Mariners and Los Angeles Angels. He was selected to four All-Star teams and won three Silver Slugger Awards.