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A few months after purchasing his new Beantown abode, Dave Dombrowski, president of the Boston Red Sox, has listed the six-bedroom estate in Bloomfield Hills, MI, that served as home base for the baseball exec and his family during his 14-year tenure with the Detroit Tigers.
"Our kids grew up there," says Dombrowski's wife, Karie Ross. "It was perfect for our situation."
Now on the market for $2.5 million, the nearly 2-acre property offers more than enough room for fun and games -- and entertainers will love the outdoor amenities, like a pool, tennis court, slate patio, and built-in grill.
"We had so many parties. I can't count how many baseball and football games we played, because the lot is so big," Ross says.
Even Michigan's rough winter weather doesn't take away from this house's relaxing nature. Buyers will find a half-dozen cozy hideouts -- including an enormous bay window in the living room perfect for camping out in comfortable chairs while watching the snow fall. You might even spot some wildlife visitors, like deer, fox, and maybe even a coyote.
"We have sat there so many times in the holidays and watched it snow," says Ross. "It's picture- perfect."
To cap off the day, spend the evening soaking in the calming master bathroom, whose rose tones and white walls make for an elegant escape -- and its "his and hers" division leaves room for everyone to relax without stepping on each other's toes.