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Sammy Sosa’s Former Beach House Slams Onto Florida Market For $20 Million

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Baseball slugger and enigma Sammy Sosa used to live in this 25,000-square-foot beachfront house in … [+] Golden Beach Florida. It’s listed for $20 million.

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Chicago Cubs slugger Sammy Sosa has made some curious life choices—whether it’s his alleged steroid use, conveniently forgetting his English fluency (under oath) during a Congressional steroid hearing or his bizarre new green-eyed, bleached complexion. The dude is an absolute enigma.

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Terrace view from Sammy Sosa’s former beachfront home in Golden Beach, Florida.

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But choosing this beachfront Golden Beach, Florida home is less curious. It’s easy to see why baseball’s former home run hero once lived at this grand slam retreat, now listed for nearly $20 million. The Atlas Team’s Jared Ringel, Chris Franciosa and Lisa Valko of Compass Florida have the listing.

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The open-concept home offers 7,159 square feet of oceanfront living space.

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Natural light flows into the great room through double-height windows.

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Sosa’s former supersized, two-story estate spans nearly 25,000 square feet directly on 75 feet of beach frontage. Built in 1998 on a private half acre plot in Miami-Dade county, the fully-renovated residence at 667 Ocean Boulevard includes seven bedrooms, eight-and-a-half bathrooms, a chef’s kitchen, and a large pool in the affluent Golden Beach enclave.

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The sun-lit great room comes furnished.

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Contemporary interiors

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The wide open home offers 7,159 square feet of oceanfront living space, anchored by a sun-lit great room with soaring double-height windows, designer furniture, bright white art-gallery walls, and marble floors.

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Contemporary kitchen

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Formal dining room

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An adjacent wood-beam-covered designer kitchen features a huge eight-person eat-in island, sleek built-in white cabinets, marble backsplash and ocean view breakfast nook.

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Large carport

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Fire pit courtyard

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Picture-window doors frame a waterfall vestibule, a fire pit courtyard, gardens, four-car garage, and an exterior exhibition carport. A modern steel-glass staircase spirals to a second-level balcony overlook basking in waterfront beach vistas. The projection theater boasts a celestial ceiling and movie recliner seating. There’s also a home office.

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Waterfall vestibule

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Home movie theater with recliner seating and a celestial ceiling.

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The ocean-view master bedroom suite includes a sitting area, outdoor terrace, gigantic fashion closet, and a spa-like bathroom with double vanities, glass shower, and Zen soaking tub (again with a view).

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Ocean-view master bedroom suite with sitting area and outdoor terrace

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View from bedroom terrace

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The estate’s large backyard deck is a private paradise unto itself—with a sparkling blue pool, loungers and shading palm trees—mere steps from the Atlantic Ocean. 

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Spa-like bathroom suite with double vanity and Zen soaking tub

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Large designer fashion closet

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Since his controversial exit from baseball, Sosa has kept a low profile (one could say he’s in disguise). In 1998, he and Mark McGwire helped revive baseball from a fan and television ratings slump following a 1994 labor dispute and World Series cancellation.

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Built in 1998 on a private half acre plot, the 24,900-square-foot estate is located in Golden Beach, … [+] Florida.

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Large pool steps from the beach and ocean

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Sosa, McGwire and Barry Bond’s record-shattering home run seasons exhilarated baseball fans, even under a cloud of steroid suspicion.

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Expansive backyard deck

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Sosa’s former residence sits along 75 feet of beach.

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Their records and Hall of Fame-worthy career stats were later scrutinized. They’ve been branded with an unofficial asterisk as alleged cheaters—without a whisper from the Hall of Fame, including Sosa who slammed 609 career home runs.

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Golden Beach is an affluent suburb in South Florida.

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Moonlight night

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Sosa’s controversial career led to huge success, big contracts, and a cozy lifestyle in retirement. The Hall of Fame won’t likely call. But life’s still good. Sosa’s sitting pretty in luxurious estates like this. Sitting pretty with green eyes. What’s up with that?

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