5012 E Mockingbird Lane

As we reported two years ago, prior to Matt Cain’s retirement last year:

Purchased for $5.5 million in 2013, San Francisco Giants pitcher Matt Cain has put his 11,000-square-foot pad in Paradise Valley, Arizona on the market for $5.85 million.

Rebuilt in 2009, the five-bedroom, Tuscan-style home at 5012 East Mockingbird Lane is finished in walnut, marble, mahogany and stone, with a bi-level garage for eight cars and a detached one-bedroom guesthouse adjacent to the pool.

Relisted for $5.995 million in June of last year and then reduced to $5.695 million, the asking price for Matt Cain’s piece of Paradise is now down to $5.195 million as of yesterday afternoon.

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Comments from “Plugged-In” Readers

  1. Posted by Notcom

    So let’s see, does this qualify under “Eastbay” or “San Jose(and South)”??

  2. Posted by Cfb

    I didn’t know Arizona was in the Bay Area

  3. Posted by gentrified is a dirty word for clean

    Urgh, tasteless. But I suppose if you’re someone who’d like to live in Arizona, then why not in this gaudy Loius-XIV-visits-a-Roman-bathhouse crap?

    • Posted by Brian M

      Have you ever checked out the site McMansion Hell? Good for a chuckle.

      I could see living in Flagstaff or maybe (with some reluctance) Tucson. And I am assured that Phoenix is trying hard to renovate its downtown.

    • Posted by Alai

      At least it’s got tall ceilings?

    • Posted by BobN

      Pretty nice floors, though.

    • Posted by ijustworkhere

      Because Arizona has some amazing desert architecture that can be had for less. Really great stuff is being built there now.

  4. Posted by sfjohn

    grew up in the Valley of the Sun – P.V. is booooorrring. And there’s a reason why we call it Snotsdale not Scottsdale…

    • Posted by oakland lover

      Pheonix is such a pit. Its like LA (massive/carcentric) but with nothing cool, and all the bad (smog/gridlock). And Scottsdale is the worst, like a wanna be Beverly hills. And this house is purely a reflection of all that.

      • Posted by Fishchum

        Phoenix is the place to move to when you can’t make it in L.A. or S.F. but still want to act like a big shot.

  5. Posted by frozentoast

    No need to be so anal this is an interesting real estate story involving a Bay Area celebrity. AZ is way too hot and sunny for me (and getting hotter every year!) and for 5-6M there are lots of other inland desert settings.

  6. Posted by SFRealist

    You have to think the list of buyers for an expensive huge tacky McMansion in Arizona is limited.

  7. Posted by formerly%whatever

    Maybe Matt would like to lead a more “normal” life. Like Lincecum, who sold his highrise condo to live with the locals.

    I loved Matt as a Giant. GLWS.

  8. Posted by Formerly Native

    Nothing about that says cozy.

    Even the back yard and cave areas are bland

  9. Posted by Fishchum

    Over a 12 year career, Matt Cain earned $138,552,998. I really doubt he’s sweating the loss on this place.

  10. Posted by Mark F.

    Why all of the grass in the middle of the desert? Not the worst Mc Mansion I have ever seen, but still…

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