Former Major League Baseball All-Star Michael Young is auctioning his 7,715-square-foot Dallas mansion without reserve next month.
“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.
The property sits on a quarter acre of land and offers five bedrooms and seven-and-a-half baths. The mansion features hand-scraped hardwood floors, recirculating water heaters, and decorative lighting fixtures, according to the listing.
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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.
“Our home is a very special place, so we wanted to go the creative route to find the perfect buyer,” Mr. Young said.
Having raised a family in the property, Mr. Young has consistently upgraded the home.
The custom home is located in north Dallas in the affluent town of University Park, home to Southern Methodist University.
“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.
Mr. Young said that he bought the home in 2007 for $3.5 million.
“Every touch makes it one of the most elegant homes I’ve ever seen,” said Lillie Young (no relation to Michael) of Allie Beth Allman and Associates, the agent who listed the property. Young mentioned that Mr. Young built a new home nearby and has lived there since November.
Mr. Young explained that, with his kids changing schools, it made sense for the family to move into their newly built property northwest of University Park.
Mr. Young, was drafted in 1997 by the Toronto Blue Jays, where he started his minor league baseball career. After a few seasons, the infielder was traded to the Texas Rangers where he spent 13 seasons. With the Rangers, Mr. Young was an All-Star in 2009 and 2011 and helped the team reach the World Series in both 2010 and 2011.