Kobe and Vanessa Bryant Unloading Gated Southern California Mansion For $8.6 Million

    Posted by Cristin  |  August 21, 2013  |  10:59 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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    Kobe Bryant

    Newport Coast, CA

    Most Known For

    Lakers basketball star and his on-and-off-again wife

    Price

    $8,599,000

    Lakers star Kobe Bryant and his wife Vanessa are unloading a gated So Cal mansion for $8,599,000. Property records we peeped show that it’s Vanessa Bryant who’s the actual seller. As TMZ and others reported last year, Kobe deeded the property – and 2 others – over to her in January 2012 amid divorce proceedings that never came to be – the duo are still legally married. Together, they purchased the home in 2001.

    Set behind massive private gates in a prestigious guard gated community, the Bryant’s home is recently expanded, reconstructed and highly upgraded. Boasting unobstructed ocean and city light views, the home is set at the end of a cul-de-sac, with complete privacy.

    The two-story home spans 8,500 square feet and alongside 4 bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms, the home also features a hair salon, a theater with lobby and bar, a large gym, and a library with a shark tank.

    The resort-like exteriors feature a custom pool and spa, lush manicured lawns, fire pit and an outdoor kitchen/ BBQ center.

    Jordan Cohen of Re/Max Olson & Associates,Inc. is the listing agent.

      NBA Great Kenny “The Jet” Smith Selling Encino Estate For $2.795 Million!

      Posted by Cristin  |  July 17, 2013  |  9:17 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , ,

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      Kenny "The Jet" Smith

      Encino, CA

      Most Known For

      Retired NBA star and current TV basketball analyst

      Home Stats

      5 bedroom, 6.5 bathroom, 6,106 square foot main residence with detached 760 square foot guest house. Pool.

      Price

      $2,795,000

      Former basketball great and current broadcast star, Kenny “The Jet” Smith, is selling his Encino mansion for $2,795,000.  Smith had an illustrious NBA career that included being the sixth pick of the 1987 NBA Draft. He played in the NBA from 1987 to 1997 as a member of the Sacramento Kings, Atlanta Hawks, Houston Rockets, Detroit Pistons, Orlando Magic, and Denver Nuggets. He won two NBA championships with the Rockets in 1994 and 1995. Now, Smith is still in the game via his career as a successful TV basketball analyst.

      Smith and his stunning “Price is Right” model wife Gwendolyn welcomed their second child in fall 2012. With their two children together, and kids from previous relationships, the married duo are in need of some new digs.

      Brand new to the market, the Smith’s Encino home is a private and sophisticated 5 bedroom, 6.5 bathroom 6,106 square foot contemporary estate. Hidden at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac behind gates on a 30,000 square foot flat lot, the property includes a stunning main residence and detached 760 square foot guest house.

      The main residence features four en-suite bedrooms downstairs, an upstairs master suite with spa tub, steam shower and balcony, and a separate upstairs wing with an incredible movie theater.

      The estate’s exteriors include a motor court with plenty of parking, a sparkling swimming pool and lush landscaping.

      Kofi Natei Nartey and Craig Knizek of The Agency are the listing agents.

        Not A Slam Dunk! Even With A $8M Price Chop, Michael Jordan’s Chicago-area Mansion Still Lingers On the Market

        Posted by Cristin  |  June 25, 2013  |  5:22 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , ,

        Michael Jordan

        Highland Park, IL

        Most Known For

        NBA great and current owner of the Charlotte Bobcats

        Home Stats

        9 bedrooms, 19 bathrooms, 27,648 square feet

        Price

        $21,000,000

        Air Jordan is getting grounded in Illinois, where the sale of his 9 bedroom, 19 bathroom, 27,648 square foot Highland Park home is failing to take flight. The NBA great  listed his Chicago-area home at 2700 Point Drive in February 2012 for $29 million, and later slashed the price by $8 million, to bring it to its current asking price of $21 million…where it’s been lingering for months.

        With an indoor basketball court, a 3-bedroom guesthouse, indoor/outdoor entertaining and pool area, outdoor tennis court, putting green, deep-water pond and 3 garages, the home is incredible – but is it worth the price? If Jordan gets his full asking price for the estate, it’d be a historic sale in the state of Illinois. According to MLS data from the past 25 years, only 8 homes have sold for more than $10 million and the last massive sale of this magnitude was in 2006, at the height of the national housing bubble.

        Jordan custom built the home in 1995 and lived in it during his illustrious career with the Chicago Bulls. After his divorce from his first wire Juanita, retirement from the NBA and his new career as majority owner and chairman of the Charlotte Bobcats, Jordan has found himself a stunning new $2.8M lakefront estate on Lake Norman in Charlotte, NC. He’s also recently built a 38,000 square-foot estate in Jupiter, FL. With a new wife and a new life in North Carolina and Florida, Jordan’s more than ready to alley-opp this mansion over to a new owner.

         

          Legendary NBA Coach Pat Riley Renting Out His Beachfront Malibu Home for $18,500 A Month!

          Posted by Cristin  |  May 8, 2013  |  3:58 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , ,

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          Pat Riley

          Malibu, CA

          Most Known For

          Legendary NBA coach and current team president of the Miami Heat

          Home Stats

          3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,386 square feet, office, beachfront

          Price

          $18,500 a month

          Legendary NBA coach Pat Riley is making a play in the real estate game by putting his longtime beachfront Malibu home up for rent for $18,500 a month. Riley and his wife purchased the oceanfront abode on July 14, 1989 for $1,600,000, back when ‘Riles’ was still winning championships with the Showtime Lakers in L.A. Since then, Riley has moved onto more NBA titles in Miami, first as head coach and more recently as Team President of the Heat, which might mean he’s spending less time on the West Coast.

          The home is located within an exclusive gated enclave off of Broad Beach Road, and has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms,  plus an office where Riley likely spent many late hours breaking down the Celtics defense or writing plays for the likes of Magic Johnson, while waves crashed a few feet away.

          The floor plan includes a large living room with fireplace, open kitchen, and walls of glass for great, natural light. Outside, expansive patios have limitless views of the Pacific Ocean. Riley and his wife won’t be missing the summer in Malibu, though, as the rental isn’t available until September 1, 2013.

          Even when they do rent it out, they won’t be going far. They also own the house two doors down, which has 3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and 2,088 square feet. They paid $7,000,000 for it in February 2007.

          Images via the MLS.

            No Practice Necessary To Score Allen Iverson’s Former Home – Just About $3 Million Dollars

            Posted by Matt  |  March 1, 2013  |  11:39 am  |  Tags: , , , , , ,

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            Allen Iverson

            Gladwyne, Pennsylvania

            Most Known For

            Tattooed, NBA All Star and prolific scorer

            Home Stats

            6 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, 8,141 square feet, 1.91 acres

            Price

            $2,899,000

            For Allen Iverson, the undersized but uber-talented former NBA All Star, it’s been a rough few months dealing with a recent divorce, losing a child custody battle, and a foreclosure on his Atlanta mansion. One could say that AI has left as many homes behind as he did defenders with his legendary cross over, which makes even the great Michael Jordan look bad.

            Two of his former homes have recently hit the market. One is a beautiful home in the Villanova, PA area, and the other is listed here, which is an amazing property in Gladwyne, PA.

            The Gladwyne property is gorgeous, but has a bit of an infamous reputation (like Allen Iverson’s play on the basketball court). It’s the same location where he hid out in 2002 after allegedly threatening two men with a handgun in a Philadelphia apartment, while searching for his wayward wife.

            Considered one of the finest estates in the Philadelphia suburbs, his Gladwyne mansion is in cherry condition and recently renovated. The 1.91 acre lot is on an exclusive street in a prime area and features completely manicured grounds as you make your way up the private driveway. Visitors will be greeted by a voluminous, two-story reception hall that would be reminiscent of a basketball court if it weren’t for the custom finishes and marble floors.

            There’s an elegant living room with a fireplace that features palladium windows and custom wood floors while the formal dining room is perfect for low key evenings or more formal dinners.

            Any chef would be impressed with the kitchen, featuring wood-mode cabinetry, butler’s pantry, an expansive center island, and granite counters throughout, while being connected to a spacious breakfast room with views of the pool.

            The family room features another fireplace and has additional custom wood floors that seem to bring the home together, while also offering French doors that lead to the deck and backyard.

            You’ll find beautiful, custom, vaulted ceilings in the renovated library, which would be a perfect place to lose yourself in a book or review game tapes for your next NBA opponent.

            On the 2nd floor is a luxurious master suite with a sitting room, walk-in custom closets and marble bathroom. Throughout the floor you will find four additional large bedrooms with bathrooms.

            Despite the posh set-up throughout the rest of the house, it’s perhaps the lower level that will provide the most enjoyment, with features such as a home theater, exercise room, playroom and finally a wine cellar and tasting room. NBA All Star or not, it would be hard to miss a shot at this amazing property.

              NBA Baller Chris Bosh Shows Us The Definition of The Term, Puts Pacific Palisades Home Up For Lease for $45,000 a month

              Posted by Cristin  |  January 31, 2013  |  3:57 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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              Chris Bosh

              Pacific Palisades

              Most Known For

              NBA baller for the Miami Heat

              Home Stats

              6 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, 10,755 square feet, pool, views

              Price

              $45,000 a month

              NBA Baller Chris Bosh is showing us the literal meaning of the term now that his Pacific Palisades home has hit the rental market for $45,000 a month, according to The Real Estalker. The NBA star who currently dribbles for the Miami Heat is away from this home so frequently that it’s time to temporarily give it up to some well-heeled renters for a while. But don’t cry for Chris, he has an incredible Miami mansion that he and his wife bought in September 2010 for $12,333,000. That home is a gated and glassy 12,368 square foot modern mansion on the water.

              Chris’ for-lease place is a real palace in the Palisades. For a mere $45,000 a month, you’ll get a wonderful ocean-view gated estate on approximately an acre-and-a-half. Secluded at the top of a knoll, the home has spectacular unobstructed views of the gorgeous Pacific Ocean and mountains. The outdoor area is punctuated with a resort-style infinity pool with swim up bar and lounge areas. A huge outdoor eating area features a full outdoor kitchen with pizza oven. There’s even an outdoor shower and large flat grassy area, perfect for extravagant entertaining. Inside, you’ll find a movie theatre, bar area with billiards, basically a total sports bar within the house.

              The home is perfect for the CEO-type, with it’s ultra-luxurious office/library. Last but not least, the home has a huge master suite with dual master baths with huge walk-in closets and large ocean view balcony with spa off the master.

              For those who need a little extra help around the (giant) house, this lease comes with fully-equipped staff quarters.

               

                Kenyon Martin Selling Extravagant Texas Mansion for $5 Million

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

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                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

                Price

                $5,000,000

                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: , , , , , ,

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                  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

                  Price

                  $4,250,000

                  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

                   

                    Former Celtics Star Ray Allen Selling Massachusetts Mansion for $5.2 Million

                    Posted by Cristin  |  October 15, 2012  |  7:36 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , ,

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                    Ray Allen

                    Wellsley, MA

                    Most Known For

                    Former Boston Celtic's star, now shooting hoops for the Miami Heat

                    Home Stats

                    4 stories, 11,000+ square feet, 9 bedrooms, 9.5 bathrooms

                    Price

                    $5,200,000

                    Ray Allen, formerly a megastar on the Boston Celtics, has migrated south to the warmer climate of Miami and started shooting hoops for the Heat. A new team and a new city means one thing for Allen – he must sell the baller-worthy Massachusetts mansion he and his family used to call home. According to Curbed, the semi-empty home has just hit the market with a price tag of $5.2 million.

                    This swank Wellesley mansion was the Allen residence since he joined the Celtics in 2007. And just like the 6’5 hoops star, the home is large! It clocks in at 11,093 square feet. In all that square footage, you’ll find nine bedrooms, nine and a half bathrooms and four stories of stunning house on 1.44 acres.

                    The home features a wood-paneled library, a 12-seater home theater, a statement foyer with curved walls and a beautiful staircase. The gated property also features impressive grounds and a six-car garage with 10 space carport.

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

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

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                      Joe Johnson

                      Atlanta, Georgia

                      Most Known For

                      NBA All Star

                      Home Stats

                      13,882 square feet, 8 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms

                      Price

                      $4,700,000

                      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 estately.com for home images.