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A Retired MLB Pitcher’s Former Missouri Estate Has Hit the Market for $14.5 Million

A sprawling 104-acre Missouri estate built by MLB legend and World Series MVP Cole Hamels has hit the market for $14.5 million. However, the vast spread’s massive residence has a curveball up its sleeve—it’s not quite finished yet.

According to Mansion Global, the pitcher, who retired last year, began construction on the mega-mansion in West Branson back in 2016 while he was playing for the Texas Rangers. Hamels and his wife later put the property up for sale in 2017 but ended up handing the spread over before it was completed to Camp Barnabas, a Christian summer camp for children with disabilities. The baseball player’s former home was later purchased in February 2021 by its current owners, Samuel and Simona Bodea, the owners of SS Express, an Arizona-based trucking company.

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The former Missouri home of retired MLB pitcher Cole Hamels is up for sale.

“The current owners bought the home from Camp Barnabas and did major renovation work over the past three years,” listing agent Jim Strong of Berkshire Hathaway’s ReeceNichols told Mansion Global. Measuring a whopping 36,000 square feet, the stately compound features a main house and a separate guest dwelling. Since the Bodeas moved in, they’ve transformed the 14-bedroom, 15-bath main residence into a luxury event space to accommodate weddings or corporate outings. Currently, the couple resides in a five-bed, six-bath annex.

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Among the updates made over the years by the Bodeas are adding underground plumbing, installing new electrical systems, and putting in a sinuous, tiered infinity swimming pool. On the main floor, the kitchen alone measures a commodious 2,000 square feet.

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The property features a shaded boat dock with three slips.

“Everything in the home is automated, including the water,” Samuel told the listing site. “There are no taps or valves here, you just talk to the house and say, ‘Kohler, start a shower at 70 or 100 degrees [Fahrenheit],’ then jump in.” Of course, there are other custom touches too, including exposed beams, barrel ceilings, and wood-trimmed casement windows and doors.

As it stands, Samuel told Mansion Global that the estate is almost finished, but the new owners are welcome to pick up where he and his wife left off. “Someone could definitely still make it their dream home if that’s what they want,” Samuel said. “No dream is too big or too small for this place.“

Click here to see more photos of Cole Hamels’s former home.

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