Maybe a seaside villa on the Tuscan coast of Italy has always been a dream, but it just isn’t in the cards right now. Now, let’s also assume baseball is high on your list of loves.
Well, it might not be Tuscany and you might not be swatting home runs, but a stunning, Tuscan-influenced mansion is available for sale in Miami Beach, FL, and as of right now, the home belongs to baseball Hall of Famer Mike Piazza and his wife, Alicia.
“This grand estate evokes a true California-meets-Italy feel,” says co-listing agent Jill Herzberg. And with close proximity to all things South Beach, this 10,000-square-foot mansion is definitely a little slice of paradise.
The original owner of the home wanted a waterside villa that was an exact replica of his Tuscan abode. It features lush greenery, including a vine-covered exterior reminiscent of vineyards in Tuscany.
Speaking of vineyards, what’s an Italian home without a wine cellar? This home has a lovely place to store your finest vintages
Tired from too much wine or maybe the Florida sun has you a little beat? Not to worry. The elevator can take you upstairs.
The home was initially listed in December 2017 for $18.5 million, which reflected the housing market at the time. But this month, the price was trimmed to $16.9 million. It’s unclear why the former catcher decided to dial back on the price.
“It’s an outstanding opportunity for a smart buyer, and they priced it to sell,” says Herzberg.
Whatever the reason, it might be high time to swing for the fences and get in on this place while the price is down. Eight bedrooms, 9.5 bathrooms, and an incredible poolside view of Miami’s Intracoastal Waterway are calling.