A little over a week ago Giants pitcher Matt Cain scored a five-year contract extension that guarantees the baseball player $112.5 million through 2017. This is the largest amount of a cash a right-handed pitcher has ever received in a contract.
Cain recently sold his 4-bed, 3-bath, 2,815 square foot Mid-Century modern home in Noe Valley at a loss of $250,000. Now the family's renting a house at a secret location in the East Bay. We know the Cain clan is probably very busy right now popping celebratory bottles of champagne, and Cain's day job just got real serious. Because of all that distraction, we've decided to help the Cain family out and find them a new home to purchase. Below, our picks and why.
If Cain wants to call San Francisco home (and we'd gladly welcome it), it'd probably be best to nab a spot with a concrete wall that's at least ten feet tall. You know, to keep the riffraff out. This Stanley Saitowitz-designed contemporary monster in Cow Hollow would be a perfect fit. Originally listed for $9,250,000, it's now "on sale" for $8,950,000.
Or maybe Matt Cain should go big and buy a $18,250,000 waterfront Italianate fortress in Belvedere. Bonus points: He can get his morning exercise by kayaking from his dock in Belvedere to McCovey Cove before practices and games.
Lastly, an expensive fixer-upper over in Lafayette (San Franciscans, that's a town east of us). 3000 Windtree is a 4-bed, 6.5-bath, 6,065 square foot home on 3.5 acres of land. It's asking $5,295,000, or as Matt Cain would (probably not) say, "chump change." We think this Mid-Century modern abode would be a good fit because it's in the same style as his last known SF address, but needs enough upgrades (check out that yellow kitchen and outdated pool house) that the Cain family could make it their own. Plus, there's plenty of room out back to build a batting cage or two. What do you think, dear readers? Should the Cain family settle in one of the above abodes or should they look elsewhere? Let us know in the comments!
· 2555 Union, San Francisco [Redfin]
· 3000 Windtree, Lafayette [Redfin]
· 125 Belvedere [Redfin]
· Matt Cain Agrees To Five-Year Extension [McCovey Chronicles]
· Giants Pitcher Matt Cain Sells Noe Valley Pad at a Loss [Curbed SF]
· Giants Pitcher Matt Cain Relists For Less Bucks [Curbed SF]
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