Los Angeles Angels outfielder Justin Upton has purchased a luxurious new home in Newport Beach, CA, for $4,726,500. The All-Star closed on the luxe farmhouse-style home in March.
The five-bedroom home landed on the market last summer with a list price of $5,765,000. The price was reduced to $5,365,000 in December 2019, in hopes of enticing a buyer.
The reduced price coaxed Upton to make a winning offer on the 5,604-square-foot residence.
Located in the Dover Shores community, the property is just a couple of blocks from Newport Bay and close to plenty of walking and biking trails.
The exterior has a clean white-and-black palette, with a dark roof that provides a nice contrast to the cool white siding. As you enter the home, you’re greeted by a three-level floating staircase with solid oak treads.
The open floor plan offers seamless access to outdoor spaces, through a massive sliding door system. It’s a trademark of the indoor-outdoor lifestyle prized in Southern California.
Balconies off the back of the home also give the owners an opportunity to soak in the sun.
High-end materials were used in the home’s construction, including solid oak hardwood floors that were milled from reclaimed imported wood from a 125-year-old barn.
High-end amenities include solid brass hardware, as well as Thermador kitchen appliances, handmade butcher block and lava stone counters, Lutron wireless lighting, and two Sonos systems. In carpeted areas of the home, you’ll find wool carpet that was directly imported from Holland.
The backyard living area features Kayu Batu hardwood decks and a built-in barbecue and fire pit for entertaining family and friends.
Some of the most notable features are located on the lower level, an entertainer’s delight. Highlights include a glass-enclosed wine cellar, a home theater with surround sound, a bar with beer froster, ice maker, refrigerator, and a popcorn maker.
Upton, 32, has been in the big leagues for 13 seasons and made four All-Star teams. The slugging outfielder has been with the Los Angeles Angels since 2017, and is closing in on 300 home runs for his career.