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    Ex-Angels player Gary Matthews Jr. lists Corona del Mar home for $22M
    • June 29, 2023

    The private gated courtyard. (Photo by Toby Ponnay)

    The great room. (Photo by Toby Ponnay)

    The kitchen. (Photo by Toby Ponnay)

    The wine cellar. (Photo by Toby Ponnay)

    View of the office from the bar area. (Photo by Toby Ponnay)

    The office, seen here decorated with Matthews baseball memorabilia. (Photo by Toby Ponnay)

    The media room with a full wet bar. (Photo by Toby Ponnay)

    Glass doors open onto the terrace with its infinity-edge pool, raised spa and outdoor kitchen. (Photo by Toby Ponnay)



    A blufftop Corona del Mar home owned by retired Major League Baseball outfielder Gary Matthews Jr. is on the market for $21.995 million.

    Perched on a third-acre lot in the sought-after Irvine Terrace neighborhood, the 6,232-square-foot contemporary-style house has four en-suite bedrooms and six bathrooms.

    When the house briefly hit the market in 2015 for $15.5 million, the Register reported that Matthews bought the then-vacant lot in 2010 for $3 build on. Architect Carlton Graham designed the house and Steve Davidson Construction and Tom Waters built it, according to the listing.

    Completed in 2014, the custom home has a gated entry courtyard.

    A pivoting glass door opens to reveal an interior with white oak ceilings, limestone floor, wall accents and fold-away glass walls that frame the front-row views of Newport Harbor, Balboa Island and the Pacific Ocean.

    There’s a great room with a fireplace, a dining area and a kitchen with an island and top-of-the-line appliances.

    Also on the entry-level is the primary suite, which features all the bells and whistles expected in a luxury home, plus a heated view deck. It runs the width of the home.

    Downstairs is a media room with a full wet bar, an office with glass doors and a wine cellar with a full-size beverage refrigerator.

    The house backs up to a terrace with an infinity-edge pool, raised spa and an outdoor kitchen.

    Tim Smith and Casey Lesher of Coldwell Banker Realty are the listing agents.

    Matthews, 48, recently appeared on Smith’s RUHM Podcast, The former Major League Baseball outfielder and 2006 All-Star played professionally from 1999 to 2010. He launched his career with the San Diego Padres and went on to play for the Chicago Cubs, Pittsburgh Pirates, New York Mets, Baltimore Orioles, Texas Ranges and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

    In 2010, the Angels traded him to the Mets for relief pitcher Brian Stokes.

    A second-generation baseball player, Matthews is the son of former Major Leaguer turned broadcaster Gary Matthews Sr. The younger Matthews invests in real estate these days.

    See the Corona del Mar home that ex-Angels player Gary Matthews Jr. is selling for $15.5 million

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