Here’s Your Reminder That Ryan Howard’s House is Still Being Built and is Still Massive

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Photos via @mattstankowski
Photos via @mattstankowski

Reader Matt was spending some time down in Florida when he realized he was staying about a block away from Ryan Howard’s perpetually under-construction, so-big-it’s-silly, moat mansion. We’ve seen the GIFs before, and some other pictures, but these are probably the best shots of what the money from Howard’s 115 strikeouts in 2014 is going towards.

Really though, we cannot get over the size of this thing. There’s like a dozen pillars. A. Dozen. Pillars. This is the house of a drug cartel or a movie villain or a cartoon billionaire, not an overpaid athlete. Which number do you think is higher: The number of rooms in this house or the number of Howard’s career triples (20). My guess is the former.

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47 Responses

  1. What I find greatest about Derek jeter from listening to him yesterday before the ASG about how he wants his legacy to be about consistency and giving the Yankees exactly what they expected and what they paid for and delivering… THAN THeReS THiS ASSHOLE!!!!!!!

      1. Jeter’s made a ton of money from Yankees salaries: $265,159,364

        Howard is at $130,255,000 (does not include the $73 mil left on current contract for 3 more freaking years) for his career, 6 years younger than Jeter, and 10 years less time in the league.

        Not sure what all that means, but it still upsets me for some reason.

  2. This is Ruben Amaro’s fault, not Ryan Howard’s fault. With that said, Ryan better just bank every single cent he earns from the Phillies because once this contract runs out he’ll barely be able to keep the lights on in that mansion. I’d be surprised to see him given another ML job after this to be honest.

    1. He is making over 125 million bucks in his career. Do you have any idea how much money that is? He hardly needs to “bank every cent”. I think he splurge a little.

      1. Allen Iverson made over 125 million bucks in his career and didn’t have a mansion like this one built. He’s broke and he isn’t even old yet.

        Howard is spending 25% of his total earnings on a home which is probably going to run about 200k for taxes alone annually, maybe more. He best bank every cent or hope the market for gaudy mansions is in it’s prime in 10 years.

        1. There is a big difference between banking every cent and living AI levels of “hoodrichness” and bankrolling an entire crew of ne’er do wells. Just making the point the guy can live a really awesome life without saving all his money. By not purposely blowing his money and being irresponsible to the point of insult, he will be fine.

        2. Iverson gambled at least half of his earnings away, with the majority of the other half divided up between the posse members, his ex-wife, and booze.

          1. Actually, Iverson is still owed around a $50MM balloon payment when he turned a certain age (50?). He’s far from broke. Yet.

  3. Looks like Evander Holyfield was his architect. Too bad Evander didn’t tell him that homes this big lead to bankruptcy!

  4. 125 million x 65%(taxes) = 81.25 million. not sure if this is right but some pimple faced troll out there will correct me.

    ALSO don’t forget the money he owes his agent and the yearly tax the NAACP charges Howard for marrying a white girl.

    So if your ask me, he needs all the money he can get!

  5. Do you think he doesn’t have investments? He’ll pay the taxes from interest earned i’d imagine and all other utility bills too.. common… rich people just get richer, money makes money… dude will never be broke or close to it unless he starts smoking rock

    1. that’s why athletes are lined up down the block to participate in “30 for 30 Broke” on ESPN.

  6. Well, money does not shine shit as my grandfather always said! What horrible, tacky taste. He will probably get his own zip code.

  7. My house has 12 pillars – that means I have 11 more pillars at my house than I have fans.

  8. By the time this thing is finished crystal will be long gone, along with half of whatever big nose has in the bank.
    This guy has no prospects for employment after he is done. Not successful or beloved enough to keep getting endorsements in retirement, not compelling or funny enough to be an analyst, too stubborn and lazy to be in baseball as a coach. The money isn’t going to last.

    1. Granted, this house is ostentatious as fuck. Who needs that much space?

      Disagree about your assessment of him though. When he signed that huge contract extension, I thought the Phillies were paying him in part because they were investing in their brand. At the time, he was the face of the franchise: he was a big-time power hitter who hit the long ball without steroids. He was the only one on the team with a national endorsement deal. He was more the face of the franchise than Utley because, while I love Utley’s grit and work ethic, he just isn’t a personable guy.

  9. Mike Miss doing Seinfeld questions for general knowledge. Seriously, next Wed will be Goodfellas and the following Wed will be Roadhouse. Is this guy a fucking joke or what. Are these movies and TV shows his entire life when he goes home.

  10. Too outlandish!
    Waste of money…these guys must learn how to invest what they earned so it can trickle down to all their generations after them…..really foolish in my opinion. Learn from the 2nd richest in the USA Warren Buffet….modesty is the key to keeping your money!

  11. Kyle Scott is the worst thing to happen to Philadelphia sports since Ruben Amaro Jr.

    Who the hell cares that he is building a house?

  12. We were staying next to this behemoth of a mansion right on the Gulf in Sand Key. Ryan has actually had a small water park built on the inside center of the house for his kids and visitors. NOT KIDDING this manse is crazy big!

  13. Seriously? Everyone posting critical and judgemental comments here need to remember we live in America where this is possible. Good for him for living the dream. Stop whining and work harder. Hating on someone for succeeding is pathetic.

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