The former home of Cal Ripkin in Reisertown Maryland originally hit the market in 2015, with a $12.5 million price tag. The 25-acre secluded estate is 21,890 square feet, and it has some signature features worth of a legendary baseball player. The home eventually sold for around 1/4 of the original asking price,$3.5 million, to Adam Jones. It’s no surprise since, like Cal Ripkin, Adam Jones is a Major League Baseball player. The two men even shared the same team, the Baltimore Orioles.
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Clean, Cozy, and Elegant
Cal Ripkin had the home custom built-in 1987, along with his then-wife, Kelly. The exterior of the home sets the tone for what you’ll find inside. White with grey brick accents, columns, and triangle peaks at the roof make the home look large, clean, and unimposing.
The generous porch with wrought iron railings and oversized front door create an inviting feel. The color scheme for the home is understated creamy nudes. The foyer contains a black and white tile floor, and a spiral blonde wood staircase with white railings. The foyer also has intricate tan and white wallpaper.
The primary bedroom is a light beige with gold accents. The walls and carpets match, making the bed and the curtains that frame it the center of attention in the room. Next, your eye is drawn to the white marble fireplace, framed by windows and heavy drapes on each side.
The light feels found in most of the interior and the exterior of the home is forsaken in the theatre. Here you will find dark wood walls, dark gray granite, red curtains, and creative lighting. Paired with the specially designed glass ceiling light, the theatre feels like a throwback to another time. Cozy and luxurious, guests can enjoy their favorite movies (or sports plays) on the big screen.
Major League Appeal
The home is built for sports enthusiasts. It has a baseball diamond designed by Ripkin. The gym has a full basketball court and exercise area. The luxurious cathedral wood ceiling gives it a sense of elegance and functionality, and skylights provide a little mother nature indoors. The showerheads are reproductions of the original showerheads in Memorial stadium, a fact that only sports enthusiasts can truly appreciate.
The full-size swimming pool with diving board is surrounded by stairways and mature trees, giving it a semi-secluded feel even though it’s very near the house. The large pool room allows guests to relax by the pool without facing the elements. The gray tile surrounding the pool and the grey bricks of the pool house and archway combined with the white diving board and accents give a look that is clean yet cozy. Understated but elegant.
It sounds like something out of a mystery novel. Adam Jones purchased the home in 2018 for $3.5 million. Less than a year later, Adam Jones had to put the home back up for sale because he got a deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks, a long way from Reisterstown, Maryland. When the home was sold again for $3.55 million, the buyer wished to remain anonymous.