Up and over the Sand Key Bridge, connecting Clearwater Beach to Belleair Beach , you’ll find the most ridiculous mansion you’ve even seen. I mean ridiculous like in bad; bad like in good. Ryan Howard, the big slugging first baseman of the Philadelphia Phillies, purchased a double lot in the town of Belleair Beach that overlooks the Gulf of Mexico.
What do you do with your money after you’ve been awarded a $125 million contract? The word is that Howard paid $3.5 million for the on Belleair Beach (location, location, location) and is paying another $23 million for the palatial estate. He’ll reportedly have a lazy river on the property together with a bowling alley. I fully expect to be invited. Here are some photos of the construction site on the future Home of Howard, which is about a three year project in the making.