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Former all-star places home on the market

RANCHO SANTA FE — Prospective buyers and industry experts toured the home of former professional baseball player and San Diego native Brett Boone. The home, in Rancho Santa Fe’s The Bridges community, has been placed on the market by Barry Estates, Inc.
The Tuscan farmhouse-inspired 12,521-square-feet home with seven bedrooms, 9 baths offers views of the Bridges Golf Course, orchards and the scenic Rancho Santa Fe Mountains. Listed at $14 million, the home, also features a resort-style pool and spa with custom rock slide and grotto, wine cellar, tennis court and more.
“It’s really a children’s home,” said Catherine Barry, co-founder of Barry Estates, Inc. “It’s a children’s paradise. They have their own project room, they have a theater, they have a gym where they can work out with their father,” she added.
The home is so unique because it offers every potential amenity, Jason Barry said. “It’s very rare to be able to find an estate at almost any price that will fulfill the needs of a family completely…and the reality is this home fills those needs.”
The house is new, having been built in 2010, and that’s what makes this property so rare, Jason explained. “It’s rare to have something that offers what this offers and new — that’s what makes this extremely rare.”
“What are the desires of the people today? They want the central wonderful oversized great room/kitchen combination with the nice flow — the indoor, outdoor appeal. This has that.”
The home is so thoughtfully designed, Jason said.
The real estate market is still a little tough, he said. Properties like these can go in months or take a year.
“What really comes into play is how unique of a property; how desirable it really is…It goes back to, once again, we’re in one of the most desirable areas in the whole country. So if someone really wants to be in the best area, with the best schools, with the best golf course community, and they want a family home, there’s not many choices, especially if they’re looking for this type of quality,” he said.
Boone’s baseball career lasted 14 seasons, spending the majority of his time with the Seattle Mariners and Cincinnati Reds, including one season with the San Diego Padres in 2000. Boone retired from baseball in 2006. He earned multiple awards, including two MVPs with Seattle and was a three-time all-star.
Boone is the third generation of a baseball family, which includes his grandfather Ray and father Bob. Brett’s brother Aaron also played 12 seasons in the major leagues before retiring.
Barry Estates, Inc. was founded by Daniel and Catherine Barry in 1990 and remains a family operated residential real estate company, specializing in North County coastal communities, including Rancho Santa Fe, Encinitas, La Jolla and others.
For more information, contact Barry Estates, Inc. at (858) 756-4024 or visit

1 comment

JHDunn June 25, 2011 at 8:00 pm

Prospective not perspective.

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