[Update November 18, 2012]: This home sold for $1.9 million which was $510,000 less than the original list price and completed in roughly 5 months. Also, this home was purchased by Jenna Fischer from The Office which you can read about here.
The Casey Stengel estate has hit the market for the first time in over 30 years at $2.41 million according to the always informative Lauren Beale at Los Angeles Times Hot Property.
Casey Stengel played major league baseball from 1912 through 1925 and later became a manager from 1934 to 1965 having won 8 World Series with five of those World Series won consecutively from 1949 to 1953 for the New York Yankees. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1966 and his jersey number was retired by both the Yankees and Mets. He passed away on September 29, 1975 and was interred at Forest Lawn in Glendale.
According to the listing, the home measures 5 Beds/4 Baths on 4,565 sqft on a total lot size of 0.94 acres built in 1925:
Rare Trophy estate property in Northwest Glendale near the historic Brand Library on a huge flat lot with tennis court, pool and private orchard. Formerly the home of baseball legend Casey Stengel, this is first time the estate has been on the market in over 30 years. With spacious rooms on two floors, the upstairs features the difficult-to-find combination of 5 Bdrms, 3 Bas + 2 Sitting Rooms while the main level offers a formal Living Room, grand Dining Room w/ Butler's Pantry, an eat-in Kitchen/Family Room combo and 2 Baths. The Cynthia Bennett designed Kitchen and Master Suite were added (w/ permit) approximately 11 years ago. This home also features newer systems and overall excellent care. The sparkling pool and tennis court are in wonderful condition, redone 4 yrs ago. Additionally there is a 420 sf summer house w/ fireplace, 3-car garage with adjacent maids rm + ba, and a huge orchard at the back of the property. Mills Act candidate for significant property tax reduction.
Its not known when Casey Stengel purchased this property nor the price but three years after his death, the estate was sold to James and Virginia Davis on November 16, 1978 for an unknown price. James Davis owned Animal Hospital in Valley Village from 1964 to 2000 who had many celebrity clients including Cher, Henry Winkler, and Marlon Brando according to the Los Angeles Times article.
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