Here at Rocket Lease, we always take a special interest in celebrity real estate news. Who’s buying, who’s selling, who’s flipping, who’s renovating. So you can bet we took notice when NBC mentioned that Olympic swimming superstar, most medal-winning athlete, and most impressive eater Michael Phelps had put his Baltimore condo on the market.
According to photos and details that are up on RealEstalker, the condo has 3 bedroom, 2 and a half baths and some seriously nice fixtures and flooring. The place has exposed brick walls and sweeping rooftop views of the Baltimore harbor. Phelps moved into the condo, which is located in the Baltimore neighborhood of Fells Point, in 2007. And yes, the building does have a pool.
Phelps reportedly paid $1.7 million for the condo 5 years ago and is asking $1.42 million now. We can’t help but wonder whether the mystique of owning a piece of Olympic history could bump up the price a little bit. Can you imagine eating breakfast on the same granite countertop where Phelps scarfed an entire pizza? It’s enough to make you dizzy.
There hasn’t been any word as to what Phelps’ plans are now that he’s moving out of this spacious place. There’s always a chance that he’ll make a brief stay in the rental market until he finds a nice place. Who knows, maybe he’ll take up residence in London — they’ve been good to him so far.
What do you think, would you want to live where an Olympian once lived? Would you move into Mark Spitz’s guest house or Dominique Moceanu’s split level? Let us know in the comments.