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Wanna buy Jamie McCourt’s house for $65 million?

Mar 29, 2013, 3:31 PM EDT

Jamie McCourt

Justin Verlander could. Like, three times:

Former Dodgers Chief Executive Jamie McCourt is quietly offering her Westside estate at $65 million.

The Palladian-style villa, which is not in the Multiple Listing Service, was marketed as having 20,000 square feet of living space when she and ex-husband Frank McCourt bought the property in 2004 for about $25 million. Also on the 2.6-acre site then were two guesthouses, a tennis court and an outdoor swimming pool. She has since added a subterranean indoor pool.

This is all a nice reminder of the spectacular business sense the McCourts had. They nearly went broke running a baseball team, which is almost impossible to do, while purchasing multiple homes in the same city — including two adjacent homes in Malibu — as the real estate market was imploding.

Frank did OK because he was stubborn enough and lucky enough to finally be forced to unload the Dodgers just as MLB franchise values were skyrocketing. But I have this feeling Jamie is gonna do way worse on the real estate with which she walked away from the marriage.

  1. ramrene - Mar 29, 2013 at 4:42 PM

    SERIOUSLY???

    This is a story?

    Thanks for taking 90-seconds of my life I’ll never get back.

    • baseballisboring - Mar 29, 2013 at 4:50 PM

      dude, you saw the headline before you read it. it’s entirely your fault.

  2. kiwicricket - Mar 29, 2013 at 5:31 PM

    2.6 acre site and some of the best weather on the planet….so she spends a million bucks digging a subterranean indoor pool.
    Not sure who wins this one, the real estate agent or the contractors who have already been paid.

    If you had that type of cash, would’t you pay a few million just to avoid living in a house Jamie McCourt lived in?

  3. stabonerichard - Mar 29, 2013 at 5:57 PM

    Wonder if they did the nasty in the subterranean pool.

    • kiwicricket - Mar 29, 2013 at 6:14 PM

      Pretty much doing anything with Jamie McCourt would be considered ‘nasty’

      • historiophiliac - Mar 30, 2013 at 12:45 AM

        Ditto Frank.

      • stlouis1baseball - Apr 1, 2013 at 1:52 PM

        She may be a wretched old hag. She may be looney tunes. She may be incredibly bad at business. But she is not “nasty.” In fact…Mom’s still got it! And she is still smoking hot!

  4. 4d3fect - Mar 29, 2013 at 6:47 PM

    LAD fans would buy that for you Jamie.

    –oh, snap, they already did.

  5. randygnyc - Mar 29, 2013 at 7:30 PM

    Can’t see how Jamie McCourt loses anything here. Even if she’s got nothing, she has this home that’s gonna sell, at some point, for a bunch of money. So, she’ll have 35, 45, 55 or 65 MILLION DOLLARS. If she has nothing else, she still wins.

    • louhudson23 - Mar 30, 2013 at 7:23 AM

      No reason to believe she will have nickel when all is said and done…..The ability to waste money is not a very marketable or enriching talent….

      • gloccamorra - Mar 30, 2013 at 7:04 PM

        Really. When did the McCourts ever pay cash? It’s probably been financed, re-financed, and all the top-of-the-market equity removed. She’s asking $65 mil so she won’t have to PAY to get rid of it and its likely mid-6-figure maintenance costs including property taxes.

  6. badintent - Mar 29, 2013 at 7:41 PM

    AND THE”L.A. HOE OF THE YEAR ‘AWARD GOES TO …………………………………..
    AND THE “DESPERATE HOUSEWIFE OF L.A.” GOES TO ………………………………..
    And here to present the awards is Donald Trump. Are these awards the same thing ?

    • johnstjc - Mar 29, 2013 at 10:14 PM

      i was reading something on hollywood stars and their houses the other day and didn’t see a list price over 20 million…this house must be truly ridiculous

      • manchestermiracle - Mar 30, 2013 at 11:29 AM

        Or maybe just the asking price is all that’s ridiculous….

  7. soxfan34110 - Mar 29, 2013 at 10:30 PM

    Does anyone else think that Jamie looks hot in that pic? I’m just saying.

    • kiwicricket - Mar 29, 2013 at 10:42 PM

      How long were you in jail?

      • badintent - Mar 30, 2013 at 3:43 AM

        Priceless ! great retort.She does look great to another animal with a huge nose…………..an anteater.

    • stlouis1baseball - Apr 1, 2013 at 1:54 PM

      Yes Sox fan. See my post above. Everyone else is just trying to be like the cool kids.
      As I stated previously…Mom’s still got it!

  8. historiophiliac - Mar 29, 2013 at 10:36 PM

    What happened to my comment? Hrmm.

    • badintent - Mar 30, 2013 at 3:44 AM

      HBT skiped, happens to me on PBT. Blame the CIA again.

  9. soxfan34110 - Mar 30, 2013 at 2:16 PM

    She’s is one fine chica Bonita!

    • jimeejohnson - Mar 31, 2013 at 12:36 PM

      No, she’s not.

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