The Houston Astros pitcher Justin Verlander and his wife, the model Kate Upton, have tossed their Beverly Hills home onto the market, according to Architectural Digest. It’s available for $11.75 million.
The couple purchased the property in 2016 for $5.25 million.
Billed as a “legendary celebrity” estate in the listing, the home has a star-filled pedigree. It was once the home of the tennis great Pete Sampras, who added a championship tennis court. Sampras purchased the lovely property from the musician Kenny G.
The ace and his lovely wife have listed the home for more than double what they paid six years ago. Part of that steep price hike has to do with their recent interior makeover of the 1970s residence.
Updated with a “fresh perspective,” the four-bedroom, 4.5-bathroom spread offers 5,521 square feet, with a freshly painted white and gray palette. Highlights of the open-concept plan include beamed, pitched ceilings, a spacious, eat-in kitchen with a marble island, an adjoining dining room, and a living room with a stone fireplace.
The bedroom has separate walk-in closets, both stuffed to the ceilings. A lower-level entertainment area features a bar, wine cellar, and home theater.
Outside, the sprawling, 1.55-acre grounds include space for dining, a grassy lawn, a brick patio, pool, and tennis court.
The couple probably means to settle down on the East Coast. They recently paid $6.55 million for a waterfront mansion in Jupiter, FL. Set on 1.25 acres, the gated property includes a five-bedroom home, and outdoor amenities including a pool, putting green, and boat dock.
Upton, a Sports Illustrated swimsuit model, is also an actress. She starred in “The Other Woman” and “The Layover.”
Verlander, a future Hall of Fame pitcher and World Series champion, recently concluded a two-year, $50 million contract with the Astros.
Susan Smith with Hilton & Hyland holds the listing.