One of the former homes of the late Minnesota Twins legend Kirby Puckett is set to hit the market on Friday for $485,000.
Puckett built the five-bedroom, three-bathroom, 3,500-square-foot home at 8924 Ashley Terrace in Brooklyn Park in 1986, and lived in the home during both his World Series victories, according to the "coming soon" listing.
The current owners, who are sports enthusiasts, have lived there for nearly 25 years and raising their family there, listing agent Brandon Johnson, of The Twin Cities Team with JW Willman Realty, told Bring Me The News.
The property will hit the market on Friday and there will be an open house from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Johnson said. And the property — like most in this crazy market — is expected to go quickly, with Johnson saying he expects it to be sold by the end of the weekend.
Here's a look inside:
8924 Ashley Terrace, Brooklyn Park
"The perfect buyer for the property is almost anyone looking in the $475-500,000-plus price range, not only just Puckett fans," Johnson said. "It's the largest lot in the development (the Pucketts were some of the first to build around there), and has some incredible views for a middle-of-the-suburbs home. I actually looked into buying the property directly from the sellers before we took it to market because it impressed me so much."
The home has become a local icon for Twins fans, Johnson said, noting the current owner told him when Puckett would show up in the news, he'd see increased traffic in the cul-de-sac from people driving to look at the house.
And while the Pucketts sold the home decades ago, it still features some of Kirby's touches. Johnson says the basement had a trophy room, which was converted into two bedrooms, but still has a trophy case built-ins in both rooms. And the sellers are including their collection of Kirby Puckett memorabilia to keep with the Puckett home.
"He also had a bar put into the basement, which the homeowners have had multiple people who knew the Pucketts tell them has a secret compartment Kirby had installed, but they've never been able to find/open it," Johnson noted.
Johnson also listed a few other features of the property, courtesy of Puckett:
- Puckett, "Against HOA restrictions, put in a gazebo overlooking the pond. Let's be honest, who was going to stop him? It's now the only property with one within the HOA," Johnson said.
- The extra-large lot has 270 feet of shoreline and is one of the largest lots in the Edinburgh area.
- The basement still has Puckett's exercise/training room.
- Puckett had an indoor hot tub installed flush with the flooring in one of the rooms, which was removed, but all the pumps and pipes remain so someone could tap right back into the system, Johnson said.
Here's the coming soon listing, courtesy of Realtor Brandon Johnson and The Twin Cities Team.