The seventeen-room Wildwood mansion St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny sold to pay off his real estate debts is back on the market.
Photos via Coldwell Banker Gundaker The Wildwood mansion Cardinals manager Mike Matheny built with his wife before selling it to pay off debts.
Matheny and his wife Kristen, a St. Louis native, built the rustic 7,500-square-foot house Matheney called his "dream home" before he signed on to coach the Redbirds. But when the economy tanked in 2008, the value drained out of his real estate venture in Chesterfield Valley, leaving him stuck with millions of dollars of debt.
Matheny sold the house at 2034 Joes Way to pay the bank and moved his five children into his wife's parents' home. Fast-forward to October 2011, when Tony LaRussa retired from managing the Cardinals after a World Series win. Matheny interviewed for the job, and the rest is history.More »