Real Estate Rumors
The Westchester home of former N.B.A. star Allan Houston—complete with indoor basketball court and trophy room—is listing for $19.9 million. Measuring about 19,300 square feet, the house sits on more than 10 acres in Armonk, N.Y., in the exclusive gated community of Conyers Farm, according to real estate agent Brian Milton of Houlihan Lawrence, who is listing the property with colleague Ellen Mosher. The French Country-style estate has seven bedrooms, 10 full and two half bathrooms, Mr. Milton said.
Add Michael Malone’s home in Granite Bay to this year’s free agent crop. The new Denver Nuggets head coach on Tuesday listed the Northern California property for sale at $1.3 million.
Shawn Marion FINALLY unloaded his Miami condo … the one he was so desperate to sell, he once offered up Super Bowl tickets to any takers! The former NBA champ closed the deal on the massive, 7,373 sq. ft pad, which features six bedrooms and seven baths. It’s located in a super exclusive Coconut Grove gated community. Marion lost money on the deal — he sold it for $1.8 million after buying it in 2008 for just under $2.5 million.
Klay Thompson, one-half of the Golden State Warriors’ sweet-shooting “Splash Brothers,” now has a splashy home to go with the title. The shooting guard, who has played his part in the Warriors’ run to the NBA Finals, found time to make another sort of play earlier this year, buying an ocean-view home in Dana Point for $2.2 million.
Other living spaces include a step-down living room, a formal dining room and a master suite with a glass-enclosed shower. In all, there are four bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms in 4,505 square feet. Outdoors, a covered patio opens onto a long swimming pool. A water-facing terrace extends off the home’s upper level. Stojakovic bought the home in 2012 for $3.675 million, records show.
Former Sacramento Kings forward Peja Stojakovic, who was a perpetual Lakers antagonist during the early 2000s, has listed his home in Miami for sale at $8.9 million. Set among tall palms in the guard-gated Sunset Islands, the property centers on an updated 1930s home with private canal frontage and a boat dock.
NBA All-Star Kevin Durant closed on the sale of his Miami condo for $3.15 million to a company controlled by Felipe Moncaleano. The Oklahoma City Thunder forward paid $1.825 million in 2011 for Unit 6307 in the condo at 900 Biscayne Blvd. so he enjoyed a 73 percent return. However, Durant also remodeled the unit, according to court records.
The walled estate encompasses nearly half an acre with a 12,178-square-foot main house, a guesthouse, security quarters, a 4,500-square-foot patio space and an infinity-edge pool with waterfall features and custom lighting. Private dockage can accommodate space for up to two 60-foot yachts. The three-story main house, replete with dark hardwoods, box-beam ceilings and glass walls, has an elevator, a wood-paneled office and a home theater with stadium seating. An entertainment wing features a lounge area, a game room and a wet bar. There are six bedrooms and 8.5 bathrooms.
Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James is under contract to sell his waterfront home in Coconut Grove, Fla., according to the Multiple Listing Service. The pending sale comes after James in March lowered the asking price for the modern compound in the Crystal Cove area to $15 million, down from $17 million last year. Records show that the 30-year-old basketball player paid $9 million for the property in late 2010, the year it was built.
Mike Richman: Aldridge may very well play for a different team next season, but it won’t be because the house he rented was put on the market in June. Aldridge has lived in at least three different places in his 9 seasons in Portland. Millionaires move around because they can.
Amy Schwartz: One month before free agency begins…and LaMarcus Aldridge’s Portland home is for sale. Take it for what it’s worth. #Blazers
Kobe Bryant is finding new ways to add records to his storied career. The Los Angeles Lakers guard sold his home in the Pelican Ridge area for $6,116,500 on Friday, according to the Multiple Listing Service, the highest price ever paid for a home in the Newport Coast enclave. The sale bests the previous high-water mark set by an 8,000-square-foot home that sold for $4.78 million in 2013.
A Newport Coast home owned by Lakers basketball star Kobe Bryant sold Friday for just over $6.1 million. The home, which had been under contract since mid-April, topped Pelican Ridge’s previous record of $4.78 million, according to Steve Thomas of ReportsOnHousing.com.
It appears that Kevin Durant is good at more than basketball: He also has an eye for hot real estate properties, Yahoo Homes reports. Durant’s Miami penthouse recently sold for $3.15 million, almost double what he paid for it just four years ago.
Andrew Keh: Andrei Kirilenko’s penthouse apartment is on the NYC rental market for a chill $45,000/month. (ht @Devin Kharpertian) bit.ly/1zKheWY
Towns did mention that his family would not relocate if he were to be drafted by a local team like the Knicks or the Philadelphia 76ers, but that he would have his own place of residence closer to the practice facilities.
Houston Rockets owner Leslie Alexander is putting his Manhattan penthouse on the market for $49.75 million, just two years after he bought it for $42 million, according to listing agent Melanie Lazenby of Douglas Elliman Real Estate. The apartment is located at 18 Gramercy Park, a prewar building recently converted to condos by Zeckendorf Development and Global Holdings. Mr. Alexander bought the apartment from the developers, going into contract in 2012 and closing in 2013, according to Ms. Lazenby, who sold Mr. Alexander the property. She is co-listing the apartment with Dina Lewis.
Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant is under contract to sell his home in Newport Coast, according to the Multiple Listing Service. The pending sale is expected to set a price record for the Pelican Ridge community. The current high water mark for the enclave is held by an 8,000-square-foot home that sold for $4.78 million in 2013, property records show. Bryant’s house currently shows a list price of $6.45 million.
Buyers looking for a piece of property with a scenic view of the canyons and hills in Southern California need not look any further. Miami Heat player Chris Bosh has been looking for a new owner to take care of his Pacific Palisades mansion and he even sweetened the deal by slashing off $1.5 million to the price.
LeBron James can’t seem to get out of Miami fast enough. Since leaving the Heat for the Cleveland Cavaliers he’s 0-2 there. Now he’s chopped $2 million off the asking price of his waterfront estate in Coconut Grove, Fla. Reduced to $15 million, the walled compound encompasses nearly half an acre. In addition to the 12,178-square-foot contemporary mansion, there’s a guesthouse, security quarters, a 4,500-square-foot entertainment space, an infinity-edge pool and dock space for up to two 60-foot yachts.
Because the only thing better than visiting Disney World is staying there forever, Mickey Mouse is getting a new 7-foot neighbor with smooth post moves. Nets center Brook Lopez, 26, a longtime Disneyphile with a Goofy figurine in his locker, told the Daily News that he is building a luxury home on site at his favorite Orlando resort. “My older brother Chris sent me a link when the property development was first announced three or four years ago now,” Lopez said. “We joked about doing it. As it got more real and real, I just decided I wanted to do it.”
Even without Thomas, who’s become a sparkplug for the Celtics since his acquisition, the C’s earned a thrilling win at TD Garden Wednesday night. Thomas was rooting his team on from a local hotel – he still hasn’t found a permanent home since the trade-deadline deal that brought him to Boston. “My team showed a lot of heart last night. I was watching the whole game. I was excited,” Thomas said. “Hopefully I can get back as soon as possible.”
Nash, 41, is committed to raising his family in Manhattan Beach, so Lakers fans will continue to see him around town as a retiree.
NBA center Ryan Hollins has listed his house in Tarzana for sale at $2.699 million. The Sacramento Kings player bought the country English-style home in a gated community four years ago for $2.3 million.
Brian Robb: Wow. KG just said he kept his home in Minnesota after all these years and visits each summer. That’s awesome.