Model Kate Upton and Houston Astros pitcher Justin Verlander have splashed back into the real estate market with a waterfront property in Jupiter, FL. The couple dropped $6.55 million on the custom-built home, Dirt reported.
Built in 2015, the home had surfaced on the market in June for $6 million, and the couple appear to have paid over the asking to seal the deal.
Set on 1.25 acres with views of the Loxahatchee River, the gated property is minutes from waterfront restaurants and the Jupiter inlet.
Made from concrete block, the solid build features hurricane-rated impact windows and doors.
According to the listing, the design is inspired by the British West Indies, with a metal roof and glass entry doors.
Inside, the 4,621-square-foot interior includes walnut hardwood floors, glass doors that open outside, and beamed ceilings. The living room features built-ins and access outside.
An open kitchen comes with custom wood, Shaker-style maple cabinets, granite counters, dual islands, and professional-grade Thermador appliances. A dining area looks out onto glass doors, which open to an outdoor dining space.
Other highlights include a study with shelving, a gym, as well as a game room complete with a wet bar, wine fridge, and a pool table.
The master suite includes a spalike bath with glassed shower and a free-standing tub, as well as dual vanities. And the single-story home includes three more bedrooms and a total of 5.5 bathrooms.
The selling point is the outdoor space, which has everything needed for outdoor living. Start with the summer kitchen and then move to the lounge area around the covered patio, which comes with motorized phantom screens. Also in the backyard is a putting green, as well as a heated pool and spa with fiber-optic lighting.
A large boat dock features two personal watercraft lifts, plus a boat lift.
Perhaps the couple grew tired of being renters, even though the nearby Palm Beach Gardens, FL, home they were leasing was a knockout.
This isn’t their first property purchase in Jupiter: Long-term plans may include a custom-built home on a 2.19-acre lot in Jupiter, FL, which they picked up for $3.45 million in October 2020. It boasts 150 feet of water frontage and a dock on the Loxahatchee River.
The waterfront locale is filled with fellow A-listers. The upscale area is the home of the golf legend Tiger Woods, the chanteuse Céline Dion, and Greg Norman, the golf legend, who recently let go of his $60 million Jupiter Island compound.
The Trump family has also moved in. Recently, Donald Trump Jr. and his girlfriend, the TV personality Kimberly Guilfoyle, picked up a place, with his brother Eric Trump following suit.
Upton and Verlander, who married in 2017, also own a swanky Beverly Hills estate once owned by the tennis great Pete Sampras, and appear to rent an upscale abode in Houston for Astros home games.
Known for her Sports Illustrated covers, Upton is also an actress. She starred in “The Other Woman” and “The Layover.”
Verlander, a star pitcher and World Series champ, will perhaps be spending more time than usual in his resortlike Florida digs. The ace announced on Instagram a year ago that he would be sitting out the entire 2021 season due to injury.
Brad Ball and Shannon Ball with Frankel Ball Realty represented the seller. Ashley Kaplan with Premier Properties of South FL repped the buyers.