Baseball Star Ted Williams’ longtime home in Islamorada lists for $4.2M

Williams bought the waterfront home in about 1960 so he could pursue sport fishing

Jan.January 27, 2017 09:45 AM

Ted Williams’ former home in the Florida Keys (Credit: Ocean Sotheby’s International Realty)

The longtime home of baseball star Ted Williams on Upper Matecumbe Key in Islamorada is going on the market for $4.2 million, the WSJ reported.

Williams bought the home in about 1960 so he could pursue sport fishing, and lived there for decades according to the book “Ted Williams: The Biography of an American Hero” by Leigh Montville. The property’s long water-frontage meant the local celebrity practiced casting from his backyard.

Owner Mark Richens told the Wall Street Journal the 1.72 acre property with 100 feet of frontage has a 3,200 square foot four-bedroom main house, a three-bedroom guesthouse, and a small structure containing a gym. Richens said the home is renovated and includes an infinity-pool.

Williams was considered one of the greatest hitters of all time, after his 19-year career with the Boston Red Sox. He was also inducted into the IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame. In the year 2000 a street near the house was renamed “Ted Williams Way.” He died in 2002 at age 83.

Agent Cheri Tindall of Ocean Sotheby’s International Realty holds the listing and said waterfront homes in Islamorada are usually priced between $3 million and $5 million.

Avid fisherman Richens, 45, bought the house in 2002 for $1.8 million, then paid another $320,000 for the guesthouse. [WSJ]  — Gabrielle Paluch

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