Did you catch the article in the Wall Street Journal this week? “Former Major League Baseball All-Star Michael Young is auctioning his 7,715-square-foot Dallas mansion without reserve next month.”
That’s the one we have been telling you about! That’s where we are having our CandysDirt.com Staff Party TOMORROW! This is a rare opportunity to buy a celebrity home at auction in coveted University Park, with top rated schools and security, on a quarter acre of land with five bedrooms and seven-and-a-half baths, hand-scraped hardwood floors, recirculating water heaters, and decorative lighting fixtures, to say the least. And it is listed for $3.5 million. Michael Young said he wanted to take a more “creative route” to sell it.
“It’s a turnkey house; I’m excited for the next owners,” Mr. Young, 41, told Mansion Global. He mentioned that the property is “perfect for families,” given its open floor plan and unique connectedness from room to room.
Mr. Young listed the property in April of 2016 for $4.3 million and lowered the price to just under $4 million in 2017 before deciding to auction it instead. It is currently listed for just under $3.5 million as a guide price, but the mansion will go under the hammer without reserve on Sept. 1. Elite Auctions will handle the sale.
This will be a steal of a deal for a family looking for special home. Michael says they not only raised their family in the home, they updated it constantly.
“It’s a special neighborhood, very family friendly,” Mr. Young said. University Park offers its residents easy access to various campus venues, including the McFarlin Auditorium, a theater for concerts and prominent lectures, and the Meadows Museum, with exhibits of Spanish art dating back to the 15th century.
He has since moved to another home nearby so yes, that will make him one of your neighbors! Listing agent is Lillie Young — no relation to Michael — whose son plays Major League Baseball.
Michael was drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in 1997, where he started his minor league baseball career. Michael, an infielder, was traded to the Texas Rangers, where he then spent 13 seasons and was regarded as the leader on the field and in the clubhouse. With the Rangers, Michael was an All-Star in 2009 and 2011, and helped the team reach the World Series in both 2010 and 2011.