“Look no more, because this home is sure to be a home run.” So says the listing of the Brooklyn Park, MN, residence built by the Hall of Famer Kirby Puckett.
The former Minnesota Twins great, who died in 2006, left a baseball legacy. And he left his mark on this custom home, which is headed onto the market for $485,000 with the listing agent, Brandon Johnson.
For baseball fans, this home is a true—and relatively affordable—score.
Built in 1986, the 3,500-square-foot abode located outside Minneapolis was built for the player, who lived there during his first of the team’s two World Series victories.
“The cool thing about this home is that it’s in a semi-affordable price range, so one could live in a piece of baseball history for well under the $1.7 million price tag of his famous mansion,” says Johnson.
One of the area’s largest lots, the property comes with 270 feet of shoreline. And there are other details sports fans will adore.
Enter into a bright and sunny living and dining area. An eat-in kitchen opens out to the large backyard.
Set on five levels, the home has five bedrooms and three bathrooms, including a private master suite. It’s on the top floor and comes with a walk-in closet.
A lower level designed for entertaining includes a sunroom, two living areas, and a wet bar.
The custom space also features a collection of memorabilia that the sellers are willing to include in a final deal.
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The sports mementos come in a converted trophy room in the basement that has since been turned into two bedrooms. But the original trophy case built-ins—with memorabilia inside—remain.
A bar Puckett added in the basement can still be enjoyed. Rumor has it that the player had a secret compartment installed in the bar, but as yet, no one has been able to locate it. That could be a fun project for the next owner.
The basement exercise room that Puckett built is still intact as a gym. In a rebellious move, Puckett also added a gazebo that overlooks the pond, against Home Owner Association rules, Johnson notes. It’s now the only property in the community that has one.
Puckett played his entire career with the Twins, and is the team’s all-time leader in career hits, runs, and total bases. He helped the team clinch World Series victories in 1987 and 1991.
At the age of 36, Puckett was forced to retire after 12 seasons in the big leagues, due to loss of vision in one eye. He was elected to the baseball Hall of Fame in 2001. The 10-time All-Star died at the age of 45, after suffering a massive stroke in 2006.
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