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Location: Montclair, N.J.
The Skinny: Set aside any preconceived notions of what the home of an octogenarian baseball player with a propensity for folksy malapropisms should look like, and you won't be surprised at the restrained, charming interior of the long-time home of legendary Yankees catcher Yogi Berra, which just hit the market in Montclair, N.J. The relatively tasteful look of the home just might spring from the influence of his late wife, Carmen, who was known for her elegance and of whom he once remarked, "I guess I've got a smart wife." Home to the pair (who were married for over 65 years!) from 1974 until her passing in March, the former Yankee great is reported to now be looking to downsize. Though as the voluble Hall of Famer would say, "A nickel ain't worth a dime anymore", the asking price of $888K isn't bad for a 112-year-old, six-bedroom home less than 25 miles from Yankee Stadium, especially one as obviously well cared-for as this one.
· 19 Highland Avenue, Montclair, N.J. [Zillow]
· Yogi Berra's N.J. Home an MVP [Zillow Blog]
· All House of the Day posts [Curbed National]