The price of a 12,000-square foot Delaware County home that was once owned by Philadelphia Phillies legend Mike Schmidt is $4.975 Million.
The mansion, which has seven bedrooms and six-and-a half baths, is located off Providence Road near the Springton Reservoir. Schmidt purchased the house for $490,000. This was in November 1979, one year before he won the 1980 World Series Championship with the Phillies over the Kansas City Royals. Schmidt was named the MVP of the National League as well as the World Series in 1980.
Property records reveal that the MLB Hall of Famer, who is now retired, sold his home to Rainer and Antoinette Westphal in 1992 for an undisclosed amount. The Westphals founded Vertex Inc., a King of Prussia based tax software company. Its current market capitalization is over $3.4 billion.
The house sits on 3.4 acres and boasts a beautifully landscaped front yard with a pool. It also has a large patio for outdoor entertaining, as well as a variety of other amenities. The 1968 French Country style home features a bilevel foyer with marble flooring. Chandeliers adorn the entire main floor, which includes a living area, dining room, and a state-of-the art kitchen. The living room features floor-to ceiling windows and a wet-bar adjacent. This is one of three bars on the property.
The main suite is also located on the first floor, and has its own living room with hardwood floors. The suite has "His and Hers" bathrooms as well as walk-in closets and dress rooms totaling over 580 square foot.
The basement features a sauna, gym, game room, full kitchen, and large wine cellar that is attached to the wetbar. The top floor has six bedrooms, with the largest being over 350 square foot.
Schmidt bought the house from J.H. Ward Hinkson was a Delaware County attorney for many years who, according to an obituary published in the Delaware County Daily Times, won the Chester Businessmen's Association's "Man of the year Award" in the year 1955. Hinkson passed away in 1973, at the age 77.
Springton Reservoir is visible from the home. The home is located about four miles away from downtown Media, which takes approximately 10 minutes to drive. The Philadelphia Sports Complex is approximately 20 miles away.
Schmidt spent 17 years playing in the Major Leagues. All of those were with the Phillies. The 12-time All Star, three-time MVP and possibly the greatest third baseman to wear a Phillies jersey is considered by many as one of the league's best players. The organization retired his number 20. Schmidt, who is 74 years old, continues to appear on Phillies broadcasts as a color analyst, usually for Sunday afternoon games.
Schmidt listed a 8,500-square foot home in Jupiter Florida for $4.5 Million in 2009. According to the TC Palm, Schmidt and his spouse Donna purchased a smaller home in Jupiter, Florida, the same town where they had listed their 8,500-square-foot house. According to The U.S. Sun, New York Met Max Scherzer bought a Jupiter home for $9.7m after becoming the highest-paid MLB player.