Mariano Rivera spent his 19 season career playing for the Yankees. This makes it a very little surprise that he chose to make New York state his home. He and his family have lived in a mansion in Westchester County since 2006, but he and his wife have recently put the property on the market. The couple have not given a reason why they are selling up, but it may be because their children have now all left home. The mansion has nine bedrooms and eight bathrooms, and measures more than 13,000 square feet. This is a lot of space when there are only two people living in the property. The home is set within 1.17 acres of land and is a gated property that also has a border of trees around the edge of the plot. The property is in close proximity to other houses, but the gates and trees offer a great deal of privacy. There is a large amount of open space around the house, but this is fairly low maintenance. The home has four garages and there is also a large driveway which can also be used for parking.
When you enter the home you are greeted by a large entrance area with an imperial staircase directly in front of you. The double height entrance is certainly impressive, and it immediately makes you think that there is a lot to explore at this property. Doorways to the sides and in front of you lead to the rooms on the ground floor of the property. The living area is made up of several different rooms. The family room has two distinct areas that are designed in a classical style with high ceilings and moldings around the door frames. There are seating areas in both parts of the room and large windows that let in a lot of natural light. Just off the family room is the sports bar, which is said to be Mariano Rivera’s favorite room in the house. He has entertained many of his teammates and celebrity friends in this room over the years. The room is wood panelled and there is a large TV on one of the walls which is ideal for watching sports.
A home office can also be found in a room that is just off the family room. This walls of the office are also wood panelled and the room is currently furnished with a desk and couch. There is a music system built in to one of the panels and this room also boasts a fireplace. Mansion Global reports that there are two dining areas that can be found on the ground floor. The formal dining room has several ornate features, including a fireplace and chandeliers. There is also a more relaxed room which has a domed roof and looks out over the pool and terrace. The exterior doors in this room can be fully opened up so that it almost becomes part of the terrace.
Another place to eat can be found in the kitchen, which has a breakfast bar with enough room for the whole family. The large kitchen has wall to ceiling cabinetry, and all appliances are built into these cabinets. There is also a lot of counter space for preparing food. The chandeliers that hang over the breakfast bar add an elegant touch to the room. 6 Square Feet describes the master suite as enormous, and this seems to be a very fitting description. The bedroom itself is large enough for two double beds, and also features a fireplace and a seating nook next to the window. There is also a separate den which includes a wet bar and another fireplace. The bathroom has a standing shower and built-in bath. There is also a double vanity which is made from custom cabinetry. Another feature of the master suite which is sure to be very popular is the large walk-in closet. This suite also provides access to the second floor terrace at the front of the house, which is flanked by two turrets.
There are six additional bedrooms on the first floor, and they all have en suite bathrooms. A further bedroom can be found in the attic. The finished attic also includes additional living space. This is not used for any specific purpose at the moment, but this is something that the new owners may want to change. As you may expect from a property that was owned by a sports star, there are several recreational activities to take part in that can be found in the grounds of the mansion. There is an outdoor pool area with a terrace and a basketball court. There are also plenty of opportunities for the owners to sit outside and relax. As well as the pool terrace, there is also a patio area with a built-in grill which is perfect for barbecuing with friends during the summer. The property also has an extensive basement. The home theater and gym are located in the basement. There is also a secondary kitchen down here which can come in handy if you want a snack while watching a film or after working out. There is also a games room in the basement, which currently has a pool table and an arcade style game.
The property is on sale for $3.995 million. According to Variety, the couple will be making a loss when they sell as it was originally purchased for $5.7 million. The property had only just been built when the family moved in, and they are the only people that have ever lived there. They would have had a lot of control over many of the design features that were put in place when the home was built. The home may appeal to baseball fans that have a few million dollars to spare. This is the house where Rivera lived when the Yankees won the World Series, and when he was inducted into the Hall of Fame. The home also has the convenience of being less than an half hour drive from Yankee Stadium.