Retired baseball star Eric Hosmer sells $16M spec chateau, Southwest Ranches’ priciest sale of the year

8-acre compound includes indoor basketball court, speakeasy and theater

Eric Hosmer Linked to $16M Southwest Ranches Estate Sale
6232 Hancock Road and Eric Hosmer (Google Maps, Getty)

World Series champion Eric Hosmer sold an 8-acre spec estate in Southwest Ranches for $15.5 million. The mansion, styled after a European chateau, marks the town’s priciest home sale so far this year. 

Records show Hosmer’s Mimi Florida Partners Land Trust, managed by attorney M. Scott Kleiman, sold the mansion at 6232 Hancock Road to Le Chateau Hancock Land Trust. The true buyer is unknown.

Jill Hertzberg and Jonathan Mann of the Jills Zeder Group at Coldwell Banker Realty had the listing, and Bryan Levy of Cisca Real Estate brought the buyer.

Hosmer is a newly retired baseball player. He started his Major League Baseball career in 2011 playing for the Kansas City Royals, and won the World Series with them in 2015. In 2018, he moved to the San Diego Padres, where he played until 2022. He had stints with the Boston Red Sox and Chicago Cubs before announcing his retirement in February, according to published reports.  

Hosmer bought the Southwest Ranches property for $550,000 in 2016, records show. He transferred ownership to the trust in 2018. He completed the nearly 19,000-square-foot mansion last year. It has six bedrooms, seven bathrooms and four half-bathrooms, according to the listing. The home includes an indoor basketball court, jazz-themed speakeasy, gym, theater, game room, pool and massage space, the listing shows. 

Hosmer listed the compound for $22.5 million in November, and dropped the price to $19.9 million in February, Redfin shows. 

Demand has surged for luxury real estate in Southwest Ranches in recent years. Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bündchen bought a home there for $9.1 million in September. In August, airline mogul Alfonso C. Rey bought a compound for $22.5 million, a price record for the town.