'Big Unit' Randy Johnson selling big Arizona estate

The retired MLB strikeout king's 25,000-square-foot home features a fitness facility, 'pet suite,' eight-car motor court and more.

By MSN Real Estate partner Fri 8:10 AM

ZillowBy Catherine Sherman, Zillow


"The Big Unit" is selling the big one. Randy Johnson’s 25,000-square-foot estate will be officially listed for $25 million Monday.


Located on a tiered, 5-acre parcel in Paradise Valley, Arizona, the main residence has seven bedrooms and 12 bathrooms. There’s also a detached guesthouse and commercial-grade fitness facility.

"This is a very thoughtfully designed estate," said listing agent Robert Joffe of Berkshire Hathaway's The Joffe Group. "The layout works and feels comfortable, without being overwhelming. The craftsmanship is impeccable, and the finish materials are some of the finest I've ever seen."


The main level has a massive Cantera stone fireplace, soaring 24-foot-high ceilings and a temperature-controlled wine cellar.


The east wing shows off ornate wood-paneled walls; a study lounge; oversized, eight-car motor court; billiards parlor; and a dedicated "pet suite."


ZillowThe west wing offers a more secluded master retreat with his-and-hers oversized vanities, a jetted tub and multi-nozzle steam shower.

ZillowThe lower level of the home has a movie theater with a working ticket booth and fully stocked snack bar.


But perhaps the holy grail of this baseball legend's estate is the 1,746-square-foot custom-designed workout facility. The space is filled with commercial-grade fitness equipment, showers and a locker room. It also provides direct access to tennis and sport courts on the property.


Johnson, a retired Major League Baseball pitcher known for his fastball, is being considered for the Baseball Hall of Fame. During his career, the left-hander struck out 4,875 batters and posted 303 victories.


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6 hours ago

Beautiful house but I think you can do much better if you look at Mill Valley homes for sale not only you get a better home for the price but also a lush area with great view and a downtown that you won’t get tired hanging out at. Check out some of these luxury homes: http://www.marinhomelistings.com/

Fri 4:14 PM
I don't really follow baseball *yawn*, but I WAS a kind of a fan of Johnson as he liked Rush and Metallica (two of the greatest bands ever), but this house is just too-over-the-top.  It has all the markings of a raving egomaniac.
Fri 4:10 PM
Things don't always stay the same in life.  Best wishes for Randy though. 
Fri 3:42 PM

Changing Speeds ....

The bottom line is that Randy Johnson is among the greatest pitchers to have ever played professional baseball, and he is a shoe-in for induction to the Hall Of Fame. Whatever the reason or reasons he's selling his Arizona mansion...it's his business ...and he e a r n e d it.  Peace to all ~

Fri 3:27 PM
What a bunch of jealous losers you all are,lol....And how do you know he cant afford it anymore? Why the **** should he pay it forward and to whom some border jumping scumbags? He worked for it and its his. Maybe he is scaling down or has marital problems, could be a bunch of different scenarios.
Its a beautiful place and well worth 25MM.

Fri 3:07 PM
So sad the excess that rich and famous people go to. There is "living comfortably" and then there is this kind of over the top, flaunting of riches. Are they any happier in this multi million dollar place than they would be in one that cost them 5 million? 
Fri 2:54 PM
some realize they cant afford it after they retire. use all that money on a property come on people, use the money to help people who really need help. money comes and goes.   www.loveachild.com
Fri 2:11 PM
What a joke! This is what people do that have/make too much money. Instead of paying it forward and living in a normal big house, this joker buys a gaudy gargantuan mansion. What an idiot. proves he has more Braun than brains.
Fri 1:55 PM
All that room and no stripper pole?
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