Finding Nimmo a home: Mets star buys in Old Westbury

Recently extended outfielder goes above-ask for house near country club

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Brandon Nimmo (Getty, Google Maps)

After securing a $162 million long-term contract with the New York Mets, outfielder Brandon Nimmo is taking a walk to Old Westbury.

The Mets leadoff man paid $5 million for a five-bedroom ranch-style home near the Old Westbury Golf & Country Club in the Nassau County village — slightly more than its $4.8 million asking price, according to a listing.

Property records show the home was sold on March 9 to an LLC registered in Nimmo’s hometown of Cheyenne, Wyoming. 

The house was renovated in 2021 with new windows, doors, marble flooring and a new kitchen and bathrooms, according to the listing. The den has a fireplace and several rooms have vaulted ceilings. Outside, there’s a new deck overlooking a redesigned in-ground pool. The property also has a generator and a three-car garage. 

Nimmo’s purchase comes after he signed an eight-year contract extension with Mets in December. The 29-year-old has spent his entire pro career in the Mets organization since being drafted 13th overall in 2011. His 5.1 wins above replacement, a measure of a player’s contributions to his team’s success, was good for fourth on the Mets last season — behind only infielders Jeff McNeil and Francisco Lindor and starting pitcher Max Scherzer, according to

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The listing agent was Lois Kirschenbaum, leader of The Lois Kirschenbaum Team at Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty. The buyers’ broker was Daniel Gale’s Gloria Romanowski.  

It’s the second home Kirschenbaum’s team has sold to a Mets star in recent months: In December, Scherzer bought an Old Brookville mansion that Kirschenbaum listed with Tara Fox, a broker on her team. 

Long Island’s residential market — excluding the Hamptons and North Fork — may be heating up, according to data collected by real estate data firm Miller Samuel on behalf of Douglas Elliman. The number of newly signed contracts “surged” as listings increased for the second month in a row, according to report author and Miller Samuel CEO Jonathan Miller. New listings and new signed contracts bottomed out in December and January, respectively.

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