Ex-Angels slugger Albert Pujols lists Irvine mansion for $10M
Last week, baseball great Albert Pujols put his Spanish revival-inspired mansion in Irvine’s guard-gated Shady Canyon on the market for $9.98 million.
As of Feb. 6, a sale is pending.
Completed in 2010, the five-bedroom, 9,239-square-foot residence with eight bathrooms features three stories, from the entertainment and wellness area on the basement level to a dedicated office space with built-ins on the top floor. Pujols picked up the house for $5.55 million in May 2012, records show.
Views of the surrounding canyon and community abound from the hilltop property, which sits at the end of a cul-de-sac on a half-acre lot. In the backyard is a recently remodeled pool with a Baja step, slide, grotto, waterfall and spa.
The home’s interior has a gourmet kitchen that opens to the family room. On that same entry-level are a formal dining room, a living room and a primary retreat with a sitting room, two walk-in closets and a luxury bathroom centered around a soaking tub.
In the basement, a movie theater and the wet bar share space with a meditation room.
A four-car garage “perfect for any car aficionado” rounds out the offering.
Charisse Okamoto and Carrie Hale of Caliber Real Estate Group hold the listing first reported by the Los Angeles Times.
Regarded as one of the greatest right-handed hitters of all time, the 43-year-old former first baseman launched his 22-year career in 2001 with long-running stints on the St. Louis Cardinals and the Angels.
When the Angels abruptly released Pujols in the final year of his 10-year, $250 million contract in 2021, he signed with the L.A. Dodgers. He returned to St. Louis on a one-year deal with the Cardinals and retired from the sport in October 2022 after surpassing 700 career home runs, one of only four players to reach that milestone.