Friday, August 8, 2014

Ryan Howard's Florida mansion will include $80,000 in doorknobs: Report

The doors for Ryan Howard's departure from Philadelphia had been opening and closing pretty quickly leading up the the trade deadline last week and most parties said the Phillies first baseman's price tag was just a little too expensive.

And it apparently takes the same amount of extravagance to open the doors inside Howard's new Florida mansion as well.

Details of the $5.8 million house, which is located near the team's spring training facility in Clearwater and will be completed in 2015, were recently revealed — and it includes $80,000 worth of doorknobs.

Here's the story on the former All-Star's new beachfront house, via the Tampa Bay Times.

The first baseman's new digs — being built on the gulf 10 miles south of the Phillies' Clearwater spring training complex — will (have) eight bedrooms, at least 10 baths, a two-story library, a trophy room, two kitchens, three laundry rooms, two elevators, a wine room and a bowling alley. Doorknobs for the beige home with its terra-cotta roof, one the largest homes in the bay area, will cost $80,000 alone, the Tampa Bay Times reported in 2012.

But perhaps the coolest feature? A swimming pool complete with an underwater treadmill and lazy river that floats under the mansion.

Howard, who will have earned $180 million by the time his contract expires, is getting close to closing the door on a great career.


  1. Appears to be a hotel.

  2. Will be homeless in 20 yrs.

  3. wtf ? door knobs? what are they made out of diamonds? he should focus on batting practice instead of picking out door knobs. maybe he can get a show on HGTV as designer. sweet batting average...