Former Arizona Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers is putting his east Phoenix house up for sale—again.
This five-bedroom, 5.5-bath, ranch-style home is listed at $ 1,875,000 with agent Patty Camp Schmid—almost $ 1 million less than what the home sold for six years ago.
But Towers, who was fired by the Diamondbacks in September after a series of questionable trades and a terrible 2014 campaign, isn’t taking the full brunt of the price cut. According to the Phoenix Business Journal, Towers bought the home in 2011 for $ 1.3 million, so he’ll still clear a profit if he can manage a sale this time around.
The 5,852-square-foot home built in the Spanish Colonial Revival style is a blend of Old World and the Southwest. The floors are fashioned from reclaimed wood from a century-old Mexican ship, according to the Business Journal. Many of the home’s special touches are made from imported Mexican wood, including the hand-carved kitchen cabinets, heavy interior doors, and ceiling beams.
The wrought-iron staircase, hand-cast roof tiles, carved mantel, stone flooring, tile flooring, and frescoes are also imported from Mexico. Colorful mosaic tiles and stained glass also add a Spanish flair.
Outside, a covered patio, fountain, and spacious pool are perfect places for a siesta—don’t forget to grab a bottle from the wine room. Or you could head upstairs and enjoy a glass while gazing at the Camelback Mountain.
This house is spectacular—so why was Towers selling it even before the ax fell? His previous listing agent, Jim Bruske, told AZ Central the home was just too big for the amount of time he and his family spend there.
In fact, there was more than enough space for Towers to take in an unlikely tenant: former MLB All-Star and 1989 World Series MVP Dave Stewart, who’s now the general manager of … the Diamondbacks. That’s right—Towers invited the man who replaced him to stay in his home. However, the two are old baseball buddies, and Stewart moved in while house hunting in the desert.
We’re not sure if Stewart’s found a spot yet, but even if he hasn’t, he may have a while before he needs to move out. Towers tried selling the home in 2013 for $ 2.25 million, gradually dropping the price over 10 months before taking it off the market in September. This past week he put the home back on the market with a price cut.
The home is located in Camelback East, part of the affluent Arcadia neighborhood in Phoenix, just 15 minutes from downtown. Excellent schools, close proximity to Biltmore Fashion Park and Scottsdale Fashion Square, and a location peppered with orange and date groves make it attractive to home buyers.