The Tampa Home Of Former Cleveland Guardians’ Closer Chris Perez Is For Sale, And It Comes With A Stage Floor Once Used By Elvis
A relic from the King has been hiding in Tampa, at the home of a former closer for the Cleveland Guardians.
Right now, the one-time home of the mercurial pitcher and Bradenton, Florida native Chris Perez in on the market, and it features an authentic stage flooring once used by the King himself.
Located at 1107 Arevalo De Avila, in Tampa's gated Avila community, the 4,540-square-foot home was built in 1999, and was purchased by the two-time All Star and his wife Melanie in 2010 for $962,500, according to property records.
The home has had a couple owners since, and currently features four bedrooms and six bathrooms, a wine cellar, a solarium, a sport court, a tiki hut, an outdoor kitchen, and a resort-style heated pool with waterfalls, a large grotto cave, and two enclosed tube slides.
But arguably the most interesting feature the game room, which features reclaimed flooring from Memphis' Ellis Auditorium, a venue where Elvis Presley played many times, but also walked across for his high school graduation on June 3, 1952.
Ellis Auditorium was razed in 1999, and pieces of it were auctioned off a few years later in 2002.
Listing agent Dianne Martin of Century 21 Affiliated told Euclid Media that the Elvis flooring wasn't installed by the current owners, though they do appreciate it and, hopefully, so do the next owners.
The home is currently listed for $1,895,000.