Ted Williams is an MLB icon. He’s believed to be one of the hardest hitters to ever step onto a baseball diamond. His home in the Florida Keys, appropriately named “Fishers Paradise” is now on the market for $4.2 million.
Simple modern style and ocean views make this palatial estate a dream home for fishermen and sportsmen alike. This palatial estate sits on 1.72 acres and has 100 ft of water frontage. The main home is 3,200 sq ft.
Ted Williams was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1966. He was also inducted into the IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame. He purchased the home in 1960. He chose the vacation getaway home so he could hone his sportfishing skills.
His major league career began in 1939 when he joined the Boston Red Sox. He served in WW2 and the Korean War. After 19 years with the Red Sox, he retired from playing. He went on to manage the Texas Rangers and had a long-running fishing show.
Williams lived in Fisherman’s Paradise for decades. In 2002 it was sold to Richens, who was also a sportfishing enthusiast. He purchased the home for $1.8 million and purchased the guest house that is now part of the property for over $300,000.
Tasteful and Classic Interior
Grey tile floors, classic white walls, and wooden golden colored wood ceilings are seen throughout much of the home. The dining room is a unique oval shape with glass windows representing the majority of the wall. The white walls and ceiling are a perfect backdrop for the view of the bay that is the room’s true focal point.
The bedrooms are very simple with glass doors leading to the balcony for an open and airy feel. The kitchen is large and modern, with stainless steel appliances and countertops. A large balcony hallway provides entrance to the home’s four bedrooms. It features four bathrooms as well. A guest house provides guests with a private getaway.
The stand-alone gym provides everything you need to remain in shape. Outdoor amenities include a swimming pool with an ocean view and a small deck. The outdoor bar features rich dark wood for the walls and bar.
A white pool table and a dartboard provide plenty of entertainment. It’s accompanied by a white ceiling, white marble bar top, and white chairs. This creates a look that is clean yet cozy. The landscaping features a courtyard full of lush vegetation and paved walkways.
Of course, Fisherman’s Paradise provides ample opportunities to do just that. On Upper Matecumbe Key on Islamorada Island, Ted Williams found his paradise. It’s a cove with a private dock. Fish from the dock, take a boat ride to secluded areas, or brave the surf and go spearfishing. You can do it all here. It’s also a short walk from the island’s shops and restaurants.
Photo credit: Ocean Sotheby’s International Realty
Jon Dykstra owns an interior design company in North Vancouver, British Columbia. He's fascinated by architecture and interiors. He also enjoys gardening at his "house in the burbs" and "homesteading" at his off-the-grid boat-access cabin.
Combine all that with a love of writing and Homestratsophere.com was born. He balances his working time between running his interior design company, working on his off-the-grid cabin and publishing homestratosphere.com.