The impressive, $3.55 million Baltimore County mansion once home to Baltimore Orioles stars Cal Ripken and Adam Jones is back on the market after less than six months since the settlement. After installing a host of renovations, the new owners are asking for $4,250,000.
The fully gated, 21,890 square foot home on Dover Road, complete with six bedrooms, eight full bathrooms and an eight-car garage, was sold in May to an entity listed as Milden LLC, property records show.
Listing agent Karen Hubble Bisbee, of Long & Foster Real Estate, said the current owners expressed reservations about moving out of their “magazine-worthy” home from the start and ultimately decided against it just a few days before they were scheduled to move in. She said they spent “hundreds of thousands of dollars” renovating the Dover Road mansion before choosing to stay put.
“They loved the Dover Road property but it just wasn’t practical to keep the old house and keep the new as well,” Bisbee said, adding that the couple was the first to look at the home when the Jones family first listed it.
Originally built in 1987, the sprawling Worthington Valley abode also features an indoor basketball court, putting green, outdoor pool, pool house, three fireplaces and a heated dog kennel. The former Orioles likely made use of the property’s regulation baseball diamond, gym, locker room, batting cage and hydrotherapy shower room. The property is situated on more than 24 acres.
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Bisbee said the current owners did not leave an inch untouched during the renovating process, upgrading the heating and air conditioning systems, replacing windows, painting and re-carpeting and installing retractable glass doors to the indoor basketball court. She said the listing price reflects the changes made.
“What they did completely revitalizes it,” she said.
Ripken bought the land in 1984 and lived there until 2018 before selling it to Jones, who purchased the property for $3.465 million.
Jones and his family lived there less than a year after settling. He entered free agency after the end of the Orioles’ 2018 season and signed a one-year, $3 million contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks in March.
Bisbee said Jones and his wife, Audie, had “big plans” for the home and hoped to host children from the local Boys and Girls clubs there. She said the current owners, while not in baseball, looked forward to hosting their large extended family and “enormous” friend group.
The home has been on the market for about a month. Bisbee said a range of potential buyers, from professional athletes to notable local families, have already expressed interest in it. Several people said they enjoyed the close proximity to Interstate 83 and Baltimore Washington International Airport as well as the handful of area private schools, Bisbee said.
She declined to say whether any current Baltimore Orioles or Ravens had contacted her about the property.