Baseball Hall of Famer Randy Johnson's 25,000-square-foot Paradise Valley mansion will go to the highest bidder at a January auction.
The 6-foot-10-inch former MLB pitcher nicknamed "The Big Unit" put the Tuscan-style house near Mummy Mountain on the market for $25 million in 2014. The price has been lowered a couple of times, most recently to $14.5 million.
On Jan. 31, Johnson's megamansion as well as one of Arizona's priciest estates will be up for bids at a live auction at Scottsdale's Phoenician Resort, according to New York-based Concierge Auctions.
When Johnson lived at the Paradise Valley home, the house had a private poker room with a firefighter pole that dropped you into a movie theater decked out with big, comfy leather seats built especially for his family.
Inside look at Randy Johnson's $25 million home
The mansion, located on five acres, also comes with seven bedrooms, 12 bathrooms, a professional recording studio, a music room with real bank vault doors to shut out the sound and a workout facility the size of a small house.
Johnson's home is being sold "without reserve," meaning there is no minimum bid.
Last February, a 12,000-square-foot north Scottsdale mansion listed for $6.99 million sold for $4.375 million through Concierge Auctions. It sold without reserve.
Luxury expert agent Robert Joffe of Launch Real Estate has this listing for Johnson's mansion.
The house was built in 2006, after Johnson was traded by the Arizona Diamondbacks to the New York Yankees. He retired from baseball in 2009.
When he lived there, Johnson's grand-sized office was adorned with baseball memorabilia, including his Cy Young Awards, a World Series trophy and jerseys from his two no-hitters.
Johnson moved to a home in north Scottsdale's DC Ranch a few years ago.
He is remembered in Arizona for winning three games in the D-Backs 2001 World Series triumph over the New York Yankees.
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