The Villanova estate that Pat Croce is auctioning off on Oct. 25 is receiving national media attention.

The former Sixers president's home just made the Wall Street Journal's "House of the Day."

In the slideshow, some of the home's eclectic details inside are mentioned, including carved Gargoyles in Croce's office, an island with mermaids carved in the dressing room, and pirate décor in the media room.

Croce and his wife, Diane, bought the 10,500-square-foot stone house in 1993. They renovated the kitchen and bathrooms, and added a media room and eight-car garage.

The mansion sits on three-and-a-half acres on Mount Moro Road, and is listed as a two-story single-family colonial with six bedrooms and eight bathrooms. A tennis court, pool and pool house are also on the estate, all of which the Croce's redid.

The couple first listed the estate in December for $7.95 million, but earlier this year dropped the price tag to $6.25 million.

Croce has decided to auction off the home through Premier Estates Auction Company on Oct. 25 without reserve, meaning it's an absolute auction and the home will sell to the highest bidder regardless of price.

"I turn 60 on November 2 – I want to wipe the slate clean," Croce told the WSJ in reference to putting the home up for auction. "I'm not too good with waiting."

The Croces are selling the home to downsize nearby. They also have a home in Florida.

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