Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Curtis Schilling Pitches His House on to the Market

SELLER: Curtis and Shonda Schilling
LOCATION: Woodridge Road, Medfield, MA
PRICE: $8,000,000
SIZE: 7,981 square feet, 7 bedrooms, 6 full and 2 half bathrooms
DESCRIPTION: The three story residence is showcased by formal public rooms, family living space, a gourmet kitchen with family room, a home theatre. The gated entry leads to a private drive. The grounds of 25+ acres include a heated swimming pool, an all sports court (tennis, basketball, ice skating rink/seasonal) and a professional batting cage. Two walk up attics.

YOUR MAMAS NOTES: As most of the children well know, Your Mama is not much a sports fan and we can not even begin to explain the difference between the Red Sox or the White Sox without the help of Blackle and/or an assist by our ball crazy buddy Fiona Trambeau, a trampy and boozy gal with a serious and somewhat embarrassing fetish for professional sportsmen. However, thanks to a blabbermouth we'll call the Boston Brahman we do know that Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Curt Schilling and his wifey Shonda have recently put their Medfield, Mass. mansion on the market with an $8,000,000 asking price.

Property records show that in January of 2004 the two time World Series winning mound man purchased the 25.99 acre estate tucked down a very long drive and in the woods southwest of Boston from Drew Bledsoe, another big name professional sports star Your Mama has never heard of and knows not a thing about. Records reveal that Mister and Missus Schilling forked over an even-steven $4,500,000 for the three story and 7,981 square foot sprawler that includes another 4,181 square feet in the finished basement level.

In addition to that swirling circular stair case that spans three floors and gives Your Mama the head spins worse than a giant pitcher of cheap gin and no brand tonic, the the uber traditional residence, which listing information labels as Colonial, includes formal public rooms and ample family quarters with 7 bedrooms and 6 full and 2 half baths. The house is also well stocked for entertaining family and friends with plenty of parking, a large and comfortable looking home thee-ay-ter, large decks extending from the back of the house towards a free form heated swimming pool, a professional batting cage, natch, and a tennis court that is somehow able to do triple duty as a basketball court and an ice skating rink in the winter. Listing information also shows there are four fireplaces and an attached 8-car garage, plenty of room for a fleet of those horrid ATV things and perfect for someone like Your Mama's Daddy who is a classic car enthu-zee-ast.

If we're being honest, and we always are, Your Mama is not a fan of this particular brand of bland interior day-core where mirrors and clocks substitute for real art. We have a nervous reaction to burgundy velvet sofas riding astride beige wall to wall carpeting, and while we know the color red is supposed to stimulate the appetite, we feel strongly that a red walled dining room is simply a tie-erd cliché. Surely there are other more clever ways to work red into a dining room than slathering the walls with blood colored paint. And let's not even discuss the dining room set or the chandelier that is hung too close to the ceiling. The large gore-may kitchen is also not to our particular taste and we're frightened by the faux greenery tucked into the island cabinet, but we do think a large open plan space like this would work very well for a large family with young children and can imagine that those who like traditional homes and day-core will swoon over this family friendly kitchen.

We haven't a clue why Mister and Missus Schilling would sell this place and move on considering this would seem to be an excellent spot to raise up their four youngsters according to their religious and right leaning Republican views. But they are. Maybe they want something even larger? Maybe they want something smaller? Or maybe it has something to do with Mister Schilling professional team affiliations? Who knows?

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