New York Mets shortstop Francisco Lindor might be in hot water with fans, but he scored a home run with his new waterfront mansion in Montverde, Florida.
The stunning estate sits right on Lake Apopka, about a 30-minute drive west of Orlando. A perfect place to vacation during the offseason, Realtor.com reports that the home was listed at $3.2 million, but he nabbed it for $2.9 million. Lindor gave an offer in early February, represented by Angela Jaspon with Home Wise Realty Group, while the seller was represented by Bella Collina Real Estate.
The 6,500-square-foot mansion was built in 2017 on a 1-acre lot in a guard-gated golf community. The rustic design boasts five bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms, but a huge part of the appeal comes from the many amenities in the master suite. Lindor can take advantage of an exercise room, sitting area and master bath with an oversized shower, tub and double vanities.
Upon entering the home, there is a large room with a fireplace. The kitchen is close by with12-foot ceilings, granite countertops, Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances and a connected casual eating space. There is of course a formal dining room and living area with plenty of space for Lindor to entertain guests. He can make the most of Florida's winter with the outdoor living area, complete with summer kitchen and lanai, as well as a pool and spa with views of the water. There's even a practice putting green in the home’s backyard.
There's a casita on the lot, and a large courtyard with a fountain. Other amenities include a home office, a bar with wine storage, a laundry room with a special spot to wash furry friends, and a four-car garage.
The Puerto Rico-born baseball star has always had connections in the central Florida neighborhood. His family moved to the area when he 12, and Lindor attended high school at Monteverde Academy. In fact, the academy’s baseball facilities are named for him.
After graduating, he skipped university and went straight to the Cleveland Indians. Lindor played with them for six seasons and was traded to the Mets in January of this year. Lindor signed a $341-million, 10-year contract with his new team earlier this month. Moteverde is close to Orlando but two hours north of the Mets' spring training facility in Port St. Lucie. We wouldn't be surprised if he bought another home closer to the field.
Learn more about Lindor's new waterfront mansion and see pictures of the estate via Realtor.com.
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