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Dec. 1, 2020, 4:02 p.m. EST

Take a look inside retired baseball star Jarrod Saltalamacchia’s $3.3 million Florida home

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By Claudine Zap

The former baseball catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia is looking for a buyer for his home base in Florida. It’s now on the market for $3,295,000.

The 35-year-old West Palm Beach native picked up the Wellington, FL, property in 2013 for $2.65 million. Wellington has a number of attractive attributes, including parks, nature preserves, a huge equestrian community, and is just minutes from West Palm Beach and the beaches.

Saltalamacchia’s home could prove particularly attractive for aerial aficionados, since, as the listing details note, it’s in an “aeronautical neighborhood.”

It’s located in the Aero Club of Wellington, a private community that includes a 4,000-foot paved runway. The home comes with direct runway access and a hangar. So, if you have a pilot’s license, this might be the perfect place to come in for a permanent landing.

Once you’ve parked your plane, you’ll appreciate the locale, on a cul-de-sac, with “Tuscan inspiration and upgrades galore,” according to the listing. With four bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms, the layout is spread over a spacious 6,048 square feet.

Along with a formal living room and dining room, the open kitchen looks over to a large family room. A master suite includes its own breakfast bar, office, and two closets.

Some more unique elements of the ball player’s abode can be found in the listing photos, from a game room filled with sports memorabilia to a huge fitness area and an office with built-ins.

When you’re not working or working out, there’s a home movie theater with seating for 15, with a 12-foot HD screen. Alternatively, head outside to the screened porch, with a built-in barbecue grill. It overlooks the saltwater pool, hot tub, and views of the runway.

Saltalamacchia got his start with the Atlanta Braves in 2007 and debuted in the MLB with the longest name in baseball history. Over his 12-year career, he played for seven big-league clubs.

In 2013, he was a key member of the World Series-winning Boston Red Sox. Salty, as he’s known, retired as a player in 2018, and works as a Red Sox analyst and color commentator for the New England Sports Network.

Martha Wachtel Jolicoeur with Douglas Elliman holds the listing.

This story was originally published on Realtor.com

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