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We’ve found nirvana for baseball fans—or any type of athlete. Not only does the estate of three-time All-Star outfielder Vernon Wells come with a batting cage, a sport court, and a professional gym, it also has a legacy of pro baseball players partying on the premises.

Now Wells has put his mansion in Westlake, TX, on the market, and you can score all the athletic accoutrements and much more for $8.5 million.

Vernon Wells’ estate


Pro athlete gym with batting cage


Wells is proud of the home, but his playing days ended after the 2013 season, and he’s ready to part with it. “Having teammates who are as financially successful comment on how stunning our house is, how comfortable it feels despite the size, and how well designed it is was a huge compliment,” says the 13-year big league veteran.



Besides all the athletic pursuits, a new owner can indulge in such luxuries as a lavish spa with a steam room and infrared sauna, a therapy tub, massage room, and a hair salon.

There’s an enormous game room with a billiard table, a walk-around bar, and an arcade game alcove, as well as plenty of space to celebrate victories.

Game room


For entertaining friends, there’s a luxe wood-paneled media room with plush seats, as well as a red oak-clad wine room with a high-tech cooling system.

Home theater


Paneled wine room


After guests depart, there’s a two-story office/library with oodles of wood paneling.



There are three kitchens, including one outside and one for catering. The main kitchen opens to the dining area and has two islands, plus a posh breakfast nook.

Family kitchen


Outdoor kitchen with pizza oven


When it’s time to truly unwind, there’s a master suite that includes a dining area, media area, and an enormous bathroom with its own fireplace.

Master bedroom


Master bath


Master suite sitting/dining area


In total, the Mediterranean-style mansion measures 16,238 square feet and has five bedrooms, seven full bathrooms, and two half-baths.

Out back, there’s a 90,000-gallon infinity pool with a beach, water slide, and a swim-up bar. There’s also a tennis court, fire pits, and many landscaped paths.

Pool area


Best of all? The home is smart. Wells explains, “We recently updated the entire backbone of the system. All touch panels and remote control around the house were upgraded. During the process, the entire Wi-Fi network was upgraded as well.”

Wells, 39, played for the Toronto Blue Jays, the Los Angeles Angels, and the New York Yankees, and slugged 270 home runs over the course of his career. He grew up in Arlington, TX, which explains his home base nearby.

The property is represented by Alicia Chmielewski of Keller Williams Realty.

Vernon Wells’ mansion


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