Kenyon Martin Selling Extravagant Texas Mansion for $5 Million

    Posted by Cristin  |  January 14, 2013  |  1:41 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,


    Kenyon Martin

    Arlington, TX

    Most Known For

    NBA player and first round draft pick in 2000

    Home Stats

    5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 15,000 square feet, bowling alley, resort-style pool



    Professional basketball player Kenyon Martin is selling his extravagant Arlington, Texas, mansion for $5 million! The most expensive single-family home in the entire city of Arlington, K-Mart’s house has every possible amenity you can think of: pecan orchards, a tricked-out workout room, private pond, full outdoor kitchen, basketball court, 10-car garage, bronze dolphin fountains, two elevators, and a resort-style pool with two water slides and a diving board.

    We’re not done yet.

    The house is situated on 8.4 lush acres and also features beautiful white marble floors, a gourmet, state-of-the-art kitchen with stainless steel appliances, a media room, multiple wet bars, and let’s not forget the game room with a four-lane bowling alley.

    And it’s no surprise that this ballin’ estate has seven fireplaces throughout the property, a two-bedroom guest house, and huge master suite, too.

    Not too shabby, Kenyon.

    Ginger Levine of Dave Perry Miller holds the listing.


      Lakers Legend Elgin Baylor Selling Los Angeles Mansion For $4.25M

      Posted by Cristin  |  November 27, 2012  |  11:31 am  |  Tags: , , , , , ,

      Elgin Baylor

      Beverly Hills, CA

      Most Known For

      Retired Hall of Fame player and former NBA general manager who played 13 seasons as a forward for the NBA's Lakers and spent 22 years as the Clipper's GM

      Home Stats

      6 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, 8,114 square feet



      Los Angeles basketball legend Elgin Baylor is selling his longtime Beverly Hills mansion for $4,250,000. According to public records, the Hall of Famer purchased this home on March 25, 1992 for $1,445,248. It has 6 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms and clocks in at 8,114 square feet. Baylor has been a longtime Los Angeles resident. He played 13 seasons as a forward for the Lakers and then to the other Los Angeles hoops team – the Clippers – where he spent 22 seasons as General Manager. He was relieved of his duties shortly before the 2008-2009 season. In February 2009, Baylor filed an employment discrimination lawsuit against the Clippers, team owner Donald Sterling, team president Andy Roeser, and the NBA. He alleged that he was underpaid during his tenure with the team and then fired because of his age and race. His claim was later rejected in court.

      Since his retirement from basketball, Baylor has maintained a low profile and likely spent a great deal of time in his beautiful home. Now for sale, the estate is perfectly positioned for maximum views of the City of Angels.  The 8,114 square foot estate rests comfortably on a private road, just steps away from Trousdale Estates. The home features 6 bedrooms, all with their own private bathroom. The home has a 1,600 square foot grand room that could also double as a home theater/game room. Multiple decks and every single room offers straight shot views of downtown Los Angeles. High ceilings, hardwood floors and a gourmet kitchen are just some of the amenities of Baylor’s beautiful home


        Brooklyn-Bound Johnson D’s-Up His Atlanta Mansion

        Posted by Matt  |  August 16, 2012  |  5:00 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,


        Joe Johnson

        Atlanta, Georgia

        Most Known For

        NBA All Star

        Home Stats

        13,882 square feet, 8 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms



        On July 2nd, NBA All Star Joe Johnson was traded to the Brooklyn Nets, after spending 7 quality seasons in Atlanta with the Hawks. Now he’s putting his palatial Atlanta area home on the market and going all-in on becoming part of Brooklyn’s first NBA basketball franchise. And who can blame him? Maybe it was the thought of Jay-Z being the minority owner? Or the idea of creating a new basketball super power right in the backyard of the New York Knicks? Either way the $90 million of mad scrilla left on the next 4 years of his contract certainly makes moving an easy decision from a financial standpoint.

        So what is Joe leaving behind? Well the Hawks might not be in good shape, but his expansive home sure is a gem. Settled on over an acre of land the European-style home is 13,822 square feet and features 8 bedrooms and 9 bathrooms and welcomes visitors to the home with a dramatic 2 story foyer and cathedral ceiling. The kitchen alone includes a breakfast room, large granite-topped island and a walk-in pantry. Other spaces throughout the house include computer, media, recreation, family and living rooms, as well as a library, den, gym and wet bar for entertaining. And after all that you can settle into a large dining room with room for more than 12 people, wood floors and expansive 10 foot ceiling.

        The amaziness that is Joe Johnson‘s former home isn’t limited to indoors. Once you head into the back yard you will encounter myriad additional features that solidify this home’s status as a luxury retreat. Walk onto the deck and notice the carefully tended garden, baller-status grill, hot tub, spa and built-in pool including pool house. And if you want to work up a sweat before hitting the pool you can hit the ball around on the private tennis court.

        Maybe he’s crazy for selling this place, but you have to wonder where a man used to this lifestyle will settle once he arrives in the Big Apple. Perhaps he wants to pick up Derek Jeter’s old pad for a cool $17.95 million? With his average pre-tax salary in the $1.7 million per month range, a host of New York rental opportunities become very affordable. For $45,000 per month Johnson could choose this massive, lower-Manhattan flat, or perhaps he wants to be close to the brand new Barclays Center in Brooklyn? If so, he’ll find rentals to be exceedingly less expensive, like this 2 bedroom apartment that is just minutes from his “office” at the arena and will set him back a paltry in comparison, $5,500 per month.

        One thing we know for certain, Johnson will be playing on an exciting team come 2012, and likely living in style.

        Credit to for home images.


          NBA Star Gilbert Arenas Selling Baller-Worthy Virginia Mansion

          Posted by Cristin  |  July 27, 2012  |  12:01 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , ,


          Gilbert Arenas

          Great Falls, VA

          Most Known For

          NBA baller who's knees and personal reputation crumbled beneath him

          Home Stats

          7 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, 13,000 square feet, in-ground grotto and shark tank



          NBA baller, Gilbert Arenas, is looking to bounce-pass his Great Falls, Virginia property to a buyer who may also have an affinity for a seductive in-ground grotto and shark tank. Price tag for a house with those unique features? Only $3.5M. A lot for the average Joe or Jane, but it’s pocket change for a professional athlete who once signed a $111 million dollar contract. After some personal missteps on and off the court, Arenas has found his career in relative “no man’s land.” This means it’s time to sell the shark tank-laden mansion that costs the baller a small fortune to maintain each month.

          Aside from moving in some scary dorsal-finned roommates, Arenas also spent about a million clams creating a custom-built grotto and pool with a waterslide. Perfect for the kind of parties that many professional athletes are so (in)famous for.

          The seven bedroom, ten bath home spans over 13,000 square feet of space. According to the listing language, the “expansive, grand home is sited on an exquisite gated lot.” Aside from the sultry outdoor entertaining areas, the interior features soaring ceilings, gleaming cherry floors, custom details throughout, grand entertaining spaces and comfortable family living space. If your personal interests include both grotto-sitting AND cooking, this home could be the one for you, as it features a chef’s kitchen with large breakfast room. In true baller fashion, this home is the ultimate playground.

          Donna Karpa of Long & Foster holds the listing

          Additional images courtesy of the Mouse on House virtual tour.

          Hat tip to the folks at Deadspin for originally reporting this listing.

            Former Los Angeles Laker Sasha Vujacic lists Rancho Palos Verdes Home

            Posted by Cristin  |  April 4, 2012  |  12:19 pm  |  Tags: , , , ,

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            Sasha Vujacic

            Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

            Most Known For

            Former Los Angeles Laker, engaged to Maria Sharapova

            Home Stats

            4,048 square feet, 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, views.



            Former Los Angeles Laker Sasha Vujacic is selling the home he shared with his parents, sister and brother on a quiet street in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, according to the Los Angeles Times. Public records show he bought the property in 2005 for $1,860,000. Vujacic was a guard for the Lakers from 2004-2010 and played for the New Jersey Nets till late 2011. He now plays for the Anadolu Efes in Turkey and is planning a wedding to tennis star Maria Sharapova, making it the perfect time to say goodbye to the family home.

            The Vujacic’s abode is a resort-style home sitting on a 21,377 square foot lot. Tremendous attention to detail has been given to this fully remodeled home, offering 4,048 square feet in a one-level floor plan that includes 4 bedrooms, 4 baths. Of the 4 bedrooms, 2 are master suites. The private, gated property allows entry through a charming terracotta paved courtyard. The home welcomes you through a double door entry into a dramatic living and dining room with soaring ceilings, an exquisite fireplace with handpainted talavera tiles and terracotta floors. The kitchen has gleaming granite counter tops with stone backsplash, top of the line appliances, Marmorino and Venetian plaster walls, ceiling and crown molding. There is an adjoining family room, open with lots of natural light with a wet bar, wine cooler, fireplace.

            The very spacious master suite includes a fireplace, custom walk-in closet and a master bath with huge Jacuzzi and shower. The large flat backyard is a true California dream with ocean and Catalina Island views, colorful landscaping, abundant trees, flat grassy areas, and a romantic fountain. Terracotta tiles surround the inviting pool and spa with multi color lights. Additionally, for the sports buff, there is a completely redone full tennis/basketball court with pro original NBA Baskets…naturally.

            Ornella Green of Coldwell Banker holds the listing


              Washington Wizard’s Rashard Lewis Selling Florida Mansion

              Posted by Cristin  |  December 28, 2011  |  1:16 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,

              Rashard Lewis

              Winter Park, FL

              Most Known For

              Former Seattle SuperSonic and Orlando Magic forward, who is now with the Washington Wizards

              Home Stats

              5 bedroom, 7 bathroom, 8,973 square feet



              Former Seattle SuperSonic and Orlando Magic forward, Rashard Lewis, who is now with the Washington Wizards, is selling his Winter Park, FL house. Rashard purchased his home back in October of 2007 for $4,495,000 and he is now currently selling it for $3,950,000 – an immediate loss of $545,000, if he gets full asking price on the home.

              While Lewis lived in Florida and played for the Orlando Magic, he lived in this stunning ‘Santa Barbara’ style home with expansive rooms detailed with river washed wood beams, Peruvian travertine and a reclaimed terra cotta roof. The home boasts 5 bedrooms, including 2 master suites, as well as 5 full and 2 half baths. The master suite has a beautiful view of the gardens and the master bath features a rain shower, warming drawer for towels, and an oversized closet with organizers. A hidden passage to the office completes the master wing. A second master suite is located upstairs along with 3 guest suites; all complete with crown moulding, niches, and beautifully detailed baths. An outdoor cigar terrace adjoins the “gentlemen’s lounge” with theatre, and the home features an extraordinary kitchen with every top-of-the-line amenity.

              The estate is gated and situated on a .58 acre lot, with a 3 car garage and extended parking space on a Chinese quartzite driveway. Other amenities include a Lutron lighting system and a 1,200 bottle wine room. Outdoor living includes a pool with water deck, swim shelf and fire pits.


                NBA World Champion Buys Mansion in Southampton

                Posted by Cristin  |  December 1, 2011  |  11:45 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,

                Jason Kidd

                Southampton, NY

                Most Known For

                Dallas Mavericks’ guard and NBA All-Star

                Home Stats

                5,500 square-feet, 6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, guest house, pool



                The NBA lockout is over, salaries are flowing again, and that only means one thing to real estate watchers – big-name NBA stars are making some big home purchases. It’s just been uncovered by the New York Post that Jason Kidd is the newest kid on the block in Southampton, NY. Although he spends the basketball season dribbling for the champion Dallas Mavericks, Kidd wanted an East Coast abode. He found it in the 5,500-square-foot, six-bedroom, six-bathroom home that was once rumored to be Jennifer Lopez’s first big post-Marc Anthony purchase.

                Under contract with Kidd for $5,975,000, the home at 100 Flying Point Road in tony Water Mill, is located “just a bike ride to the Flying Point ocean beaches.” The home is custom-built with modern interior style designed around a clean lines, European fixtures, and a impeccable attention to detail. The 5,500 square-feet include master and guest suites fit for a king (or a Maverick). The master suite includes sitting room, fireplace, and balcony. The additional 2,300 square feet lower level includes staff suite and recreational areas.

                The property itself is open and expansive. Just shy of 2 acres, Kidd’s new home includes a heated gunite pool, an all weather tennis court, a beautiful pool house with cabana kitchen, bar, full bath, outdoor shower, and a fireplace. The separate carriage house is also located on the property and can accommodate 2 cars and has space above that could be used for a gym, office, or play room.

                In other Jason Kidd real estate news, we just reported that Kidd currently has his Dallas condo on the market for $1,595,000.

                  NBA Baller Amar’e Stoudamire Selling Phoenix Condo

                  Posted by Cristin  |  November 30, 2011  |  12:16 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , ,

                  Amar'e Stoudamire

                  Phoenix, AZ

                  Most Known For

                  6'10 NBA baller who plays power forward and center for the New York Knicks

                  Home Stats

                  2 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, 3,000 square feet



                  NBA baller Amar’e Stoudamire is selling his 8th floor Phoenix condo. Like the NBA lockout, the sale of this particular property has been difficult to sort out for the 6’10 New York Knicks star.  The Real Estalker has the full run-down of Stoudamire’s full real estate portfolio drama, but this particular Phoenix property has it’s own interesting backstory.

                  The condo was first listed on the open market in February 2008, and was subsequently placed on and pulled off the market multiple times in the succeeding years. Not one to give up, Stoudamire put the property back on the market in June of this year, with an asking price of $1,375,000. The NBA player paid $1,775,000 for the condo, so even if he can get a slam-dunk buyer for the entire listing price, he still stands to lose $400,000.

                  For a buyer that wants to take the condo off Stoudamire’s hands, they’ll be getting a luxury 2-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom, 3,000 square feet unit on the 8th floor of the Esplanade Place. Built in 2003 and purchased by Stoudamire in 2004, the unit is upgraded with top-of-the-line finishes. It has a large, open great room and flowing floor plan. A gourmet, eat-in kitchen features stainless steel appliances, custom cabinetry and granite countertops. The huge master bedroom has a sitting room and mountain views. A guest suite has a separate entrance for complete privacy. Esplanade Place is a full-service, luxury building that features a roof-top swimming pool, a clubroom/party room with catering kitchen to host large parties, a conference room and round-the-clock security.


                    Jason Kidd Selling Dallas Condo for $1,595,000

                    Posted by Cristin  |  November 25, 2011  |  6:00 am  |  Tags: , , , , ,

                    Jason Kidd

                    Dallas, TX

                    Most Known For

                    Dallas Mavericks’ guard and NBA All-Star

                    Home Stats

                    3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, 2,607 square feet



                    Dallas Mavericks’ guard Jason Kidd is using the NBA lockout as an opportunity to take care of some personal business. First item on his list? Selling his upscale condo on the 21st floor of Dallas‘ prestigious Azure building. According to Aaron Rosen of Prospera Real Estate, Kidd’s condo is a brand-new addition to the Dallas market.

                    At $1,595,000, the 3 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom, 2,607 square-foot condo is priced to sell. Kidd’s home features a gourmet kitchen with granite countertops coupled with Miele and SubZero appliances. Floor to ceiling glass, motorized Lutron blinds, and hardwood and stone floors are just a few of the many amazing amenities in this home. The unit also comes with a private four car garage.


                      La Quinta Mansion is a Sportsman’s Paradise

                      Posted by Cristin  |  November 3, 2011  |  4:03 pm  |  Tags: , , , ,

                      Home Stats

                      11,000 square-feet, 6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms



                      If you lived in this La Quinta, California home, you might be asking yourself, “what NBA lockout?” Equipped with a full-sized indoor basketball court, putting green and game room, the home is a perfect hideaway for the athletically inclined. The palatial family residence features high mahogany beamed ceilings and richly stained hardwood floors. Designed and built with modern luxury in mind, the home possesses features that include state-of-the-art audio/visual electronics, video security and a 13,000 watt solar system. Few homes possess the outdoor flow that this property does. Southern California‘s famous warm weather makes a perfect backdrop for the outdoor entertaining area that features a 65 foot pool with a rock slide and misting system. Inside, experience the full basketball gymnasium with 4 glass backboards. A game room and fitness room are situated at an ideal vantage point overlooking the gym. For those who need a little more relaxation, experience a movie on the 16 foot HD TV with surround sound speakers. Luxury amenities, coupled with exquisitely detailed elements like granite, limestone and hardwood make all the difference in this home.