Teixeira in Texas, Estate of the Day
The Real Estalker Mama was a little harsh on this one but I don't think the Westlake,Texas home of baseball player Mark Teixeira is all that bad. Especially if you are a golfer. It's located in the posh Vaquero development which offers residents a Tom Fazio golf course, swim center, fishing ponds a fitness center and a clubhouse. The house itself has four bedrooms and is nearly 7,000 square feet. Teixeira, who is a first baseman, used to play for the Texas Rangers but currently plays for the Atlanta Braves (he recently signed up for a one-year contract so he will be there a while longer. He and his wife purchased the home in 2005 for $3.99 million. His Texas home has a bit of that dreaded modern Tuscan look going on but it really isn't terrible. It's got a nice negative-edge pool with a nice outdoor entertaining area. Sure it's a little stodgy and Pottery Barn catalog-like but it seems like a home that looks like it would be on MTV Cribs and many people would find it charming. Not my taste perhaps, but not bad at all. As the Real Estalker Mama did mention, the couple did show admirable decorating restraint when they could have really could have ridden the train to tackytown. And even though the library has a staircase in it, the wood-paneled walls are delightful. It is listed at $5.75 million.
Gallery: Teixeira in Texas