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Former Met Jose Reyes buys Old Brookville house

Former Met Jose Reyes, shortstop for the Toronto

Former Met Jose Reyes, shortstop for the Toronto Blue Jays, has bought this Old Brookville home for $4.2 million. Photo Credit: Shawn Elliott Luxury Homes & Estates

Major League Baseball player Jose Reyes purchased a home in Old Brookville Thursday, said the head of the real estate firm that sold him the house.

The former Met paid $4.2 million for the 16-room brick and cedar Colonial, according to real estate records. The six-bedroom, six-bath, two-half-bath luxury home had been listed for $4.578 million. It contains 10-foot ceilings and custom millwork.

The property's 3.51-acre size was among the features that attracted Reyes, shortstop for the Toronto Blue Jays, said Shawn Elliott of Shawn Elliott Luxury Homes & Estates. Lisa Paladino, an agent with the firm, both listed the home and represented Reyes in the transaction.

Reyes was also drawn to the master bedroom suite and its large closets as well as the fact that the house has two family rooms, Elliott said.

And there was something else.

"He loved the gym," Elliott said. "It's like the kind you'd find at Equinox."

The basement where it's located has a spa and sauna, wine cellar and wet bar.

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