For a few million dollars, you could live in the home that Big Papi was convinced was his good luck charm.
On Monday, the former Red Sox player put his 8,586 square-foot Adirondack-style home on the market for $6,300,000.
“We had a great time in this house — lots of parties, lots of fun — our kids grew up here,” David Ortiz wrote in an e-mail to Boston Magazine. “But it’s time to move on and let another family enjoy it.”
Situated on 2.15 acres in Weston, 16 Driftwood Lane boasts seven bathrooms, two fireplaces, and a three-car garage. Outside, there’s an in-ground pool and hot tub.
The second floor is home to six bedrooms, one of which features a mock-up of Fenway Park’s Green Monster on the wall. According to Boston Magazine, the room is even painted in Benjamin Moore’s Green Monster Green. Off the master bedroom, there are not one, but three walk-in closets. Ortiz and his wife, Tiffany, converted a connecting bedroom into a dressing room, the magazine reported.
The star of this listing, however, is its basement. Built with input from Fenway architects and constructed with materials from the baseball park, the space is characterized by green paint, brick, and windows displaying memorabilia from Ortiz’s career. Eight black leather recliners equipped with cup holders face a stage, but a screen can be pulled down for movie nights. A popcorn machine stands across from a bar with an overhead glass rack. The room is filled with baseball memorabilia, including the jerseys of former New York Yankees Mariano Rivera and Alex Rodriguez.
The garage is another room where sports keepsakes, such as jerseys, framed front pages, and photos adorn the walls. The floor is covered by an American and Dominican flag, and off to one side, a barber’s chair decorated with Ortiz’s jersey number sits in front of a full-length mirror.