A sprawling 24-acre Baltimore County estate owned by Orioles alumnus Adam Jones, and previously by Cal Ripken Jr., has sold for $3.55 million.

Jones listed the 21,890-square-foot, six-bedroom Worthington Valley mansion for sale for $3.995 million in March. The sale comes less than a year after he purchased the home at auction from the Ripken family, who bought the land in 1984 and built the house in 1987.


Listing agent Karen Hubble Bisbee, of Long & Foster Real Estate, said Jones and his wife, Audie, settled Tuesday morning. She declined to identify the buyers, but said they were “not in baseball.” The sale has not yet been recorded in county property records.

Bisbee described the property as a “slice of paradise” and compared it to a five-star resort. The gated Dover Road property has a sports complex with an indoor basketball court, a full gym, a locker room, a batting cage and hydro therapy/shower room. It also includes pool complex with a spa and pool house, landscaped grounds, two four-car garages, a large pond and a regulation baseball diamond.

Cal Ripken's 24-acre spread in Baltimore County lingered on the market for so long, he decided to auction it off. Ray Lewis and the late Tom Clancy similarly haven't been able to sell their high-end homes either. Such properties often are too idiosyncratic, and too expensive, realtors say.

Jones and his wife made significant and “au courant” upgrades and renovations to the property before it sold, Bisbee said. The buyers toured the property amid the renovations and submitted an offer several weeks ago, she said.

The former Orioles outfielder purchased the property in 2018 for $3.465 million. Jones reportedly bought the home as a real-estate investment at a fraction of the original purchase price of $12.5 million, The Sun reported at the time.

Jones entered free agency after the end of the 2018 season and has since agreed to a one-year contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Baltimore Sun reporter Colin Campbell contributed to this report.