Four-time Major League Baseball champion and All-Star Darryl E. Strawberry, now an ordained Christian minister with wife Tracy, paid $829,000 on April 29 for a lakefront home a few blocks off of S. International Drive.
Located in the 7000 block of Lake Willis Drive, the custom-built home sits on 1.66 acres fronting the 150-acre spring-fed Lake Willis.
Built in 1992, the home features four beds, 3.5 baths, with 3,971 square feet on the first floor and 2,068 square feet of unfinished area on the second floor for a new owner to design themselves.
Between 1995 and 2005, Strawberry faced a series of problems with drugs, short stints in prison and bouts with cancer. Darryl and Tracy met at a drug recovery convention in 2003, were married in October 2006, became pastors and founded The Daryl Strawberry Foundation, which is dedicated to helping children with autism.
The two opened a Christian recovery center in Orlando in 2014 for addiction, spiritual and biblical recovery aid.
The home's top features include a large brick-paved lanai, 8-foot heated pool, boat dock with two jet ski lifts.
The couple acquired a mortgage of $124,350 for the home purchase from Angel Oak Mortgage Solutions out of Atlanta.
The property was listed by Watson Realty Group and sold by Reid Realty Group.