It looks like an All-Star might have whiffed on an auction of his luxury home.
MLB star Matt Kemp, who was traded final year by a San Diego Padres to a Atlanta Braves, bought a 15,884-square-foot estate in a Heritage village north of San Diego in 2014. He paid $9.1 million, and reportedly invested an additional $3 million into a property.
He listed a Poway, CA, home in Dec 2016 for $11.5 million, that means he was prepared to catch a detriment right off a bat.
The luxe bachelor pad—which includes an infinity-edge pool, tennis court, guesthouse, gym, and outside kitchen—was scheduled to go on a auction block on Apr 20, though a behest was deferred to Apr 25. Billed as an auction with no reserve, a behest never happened.
“Despite carrying competent interest, including 6 purebred bidders, and clever opening bids and a pre-auction offer, a seller inaugurated to repel a skill from auction,” according to a deputy for Concierge Auctions. Kemp’s home attracted “over 425 prospects and 25 private showings.”
Listing agents Kofi Nartey and Morgan Trent did not respond to requests for comment.
“While Concierge Auctions takes a immeasurable infancy of properties they are hired to sell to auction —including any of a 12 auctions they have conducted in San Diego County—occasionally there are those that do not strech a auction block,” a Concierge rep said. “The skill will sojourn on a marketplace and is still accessible for offers.” As of now, a slugger’s home is not on a market.