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Indeed, the Iguodala home feels like the epitome of California living, complete with a sprawling backyard filled with native plants and views over the Redwood forests beyond. “The house is very bright; there’s a lot of light there,” Warner says. She met the airy architecture with a neutral palette of whites, grays, and natural textures, like stone and glossy dark-stained wood. For instance, in the formal living room—which boasts double-height ceilings and faces the pool—they chose furniture that would elicit a calm yet luxurious vibe: a made-to-measure speckled gray sofa from Egg Collective, cream bouclé wool armchairs from CB2, a modernist-inspired travertine table by Lawson-Fenning, and an oak lamp by Lostine. However, above the white marble-lined fireplace, they added a burst of color in the form of an abstract painting by Nigerian American artist Odili Donald Odita, which provides a vivid sense of contrast to the otherwise light-toned space.

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If the Nets get to the mountaintop, will they get a reception atop 220 Central Park South, Joe Tsai’s new digs, as well? We ask because this weekend, the New York Waterdogs, champions of the Premier Lacrosse League, got that treatment. In the process, the PLL and its co-founder, Paul Rabil, tweeted what look like the first images of the apartment. Tsai purchased three apartments and two studios in the building earlier this year for a reported $345.5 million. As images from the tweets show, it’s quite the apartment… including the pool and accompanying marble sculpture…

Russell Westbrook lists Los Angeles home for $29.995 million

Professional basketball player and fashion icon Russell Westbrook has listed his Los Angeles home for $29.995 million.  The Los Angeles Lakers guard bought the Brentwood property for $19.75 million in 2018, property records show.  Set on about half an acre, the roughly 13,500-square-foot house was built in 2018, according to a listing on Zillow. There are six bedrooms, a bar, wine room, gym and movie theater.

The Nets want the rehabbing Simmons to be in Brooklyn as much as possible, putting Philadelphia as far in the review mirror as he can. The 25-year-old finally is offloading his South Jersey mansion, which can only help toward that end, one small step.  Simmons — who forced a trade from the 76ers to the Nets on Feb. 10, but didn’t play at all this past season — sold his suburban mansion in Moorestown, N.J., for $4.55 million, and has his condo in the Ritz Carlton Residences in downtown Philadelphia on the market as well. Both listings were reported by The Dirt.

The former Philadelphia 76ers guard, who was traded to the Brooklyn Nets for James Harden after a disappointing end to his 2021 playoffs, has sold his house in Moorehead, New Jersey, to Philadelphia Phillies right fielder Nick Castellanos. The house, a 10,500 square-foot mansion with six bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms on a 1.78 acre lot, is approximately 40 minutes from Philadelphia. The house had been on the market for six months before the sale. Simmons is still trying to sell a $3 million condo in the City Center area of Philadelphia. According to, Simmons bought the house in 2019 for $2.375 million. Castellanos will be buying it for $4.55 million, although Simmons made extensive renovations and additions to it during his time there. Renovations include a kitchen makeover, a wine cabinet added to the dining room and a customized recreation space in the walk-out basement. The recreation area includes a theater room, pool table, custom esports gaming area, and a bar and kitchenette.

Former pro basketball player Devean George is working on a project that would bring a significant new housing and commercial development to the city of Brooklyn Park. George is behind the Village Creek Apartments, a project that’s been in the works for several years. On Monday, the Brooklyn Park Economic Development Authority (EDA) approved a financing arrangement to assist in the development of the 5-story building, which would contain 83 housing units with 19 of those set aside for lower incomes. It would take over vacant land at 7621 Brooklyn Boulevard currently owned by the EDA.

Hotelier and businessman Ricky Newman and NBA star José Juan Barea have teamed up to build a $7 million multi-sport complex with lodging located at the former facilities of the Nuestra Señora de la Merced school in Hato Rey, they announced. The sports development complex called JUMP Sports Development Center is a multi-use facility consisting of indoor and outdoor spaces. The project that spans five acres of land, will provide “exceptional and high caliber sports training while endorsing sports tourism in Puerto Rico.”

Bogut’s fight to build a forever family home has taken years. In March, all five councillors on the Bayside Council’s planning committee voted against giving the development a permit, against the advice of planning officers who approved it. But in October, Victoria’s Civil and Administrative Tribunal overruled the council and approved the proposal for the four-bedroom mansion with a swimming pool, gym, sauna, massage room, roof terrace and, of course, half-size basketball court.

Shaquille O'Neal sells mansion for $11 million

After more than three years on the market, Shaquille O’Neal’s Isleworth mansion has finally sold for $11 million, one of the highest prices ever paid for a home in Central Florida. A view of the front of the 31,000 square-foot-home currently owned by NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal, located at 9927 Giffin Court, in Windermere, photographed Wednesday, April 14, 2021. The lakefront house is for sale for $16.5 million and includes 12 bedrooms, 11.5 bathrooms and its own movie theater, cigar bar and an indoor regulation basketball court. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel)

Last week, Los Angeles Lakers co-owner Jesse Buss put his Los Angeles mansion on the market for about $10.9 million. According to Jennifer Beron of Compass, the exact listing price is $10.950 million. For the best part, 17-time All-Star LeBron James lives nearby. In fact, James is his neighbor. The three-story mansion has a fancy underground pool, home theater, nine bathrooms, six bedrooms and a nice gymnasium. In addition to the aforementioned features, Buss also has a wine cellar and bar. Furthermore, Buss bought the property back in 2018.

The home drew a purchase price 17% higher than it originally cost, as Fournier and his wife Laura Kebe bought the home for $2.3 million in 2016. Of course, the median home price in Central Florida’s hot housing market shot up 55% from July 2016 to July 2021, according to the Orlando Regional Realtor Association. This is the second Central Florida home Fournier sold since January. In February, he sold a 6,384-square-foot Winter Park home to fellow NBA player Courtney Lee for $3.05 million.

“I was offered the head coaching job with the Sonics in 1974. When I took the job I was a single parent and chose Mercer Island because it had the best schools in the Pacific Northwest,” Russell told the Business Journal by email. “The house was not built for me. I was actually looking at the house next door, but it was not private enough. I not only purchased this house but the two lots above me for the added privacy, and a number of years ago sold them but still maintained my privacy here at the house.”

Kevin Durant buys $15.6 million mansion in Los Angeles

Kevin Durant still has off-season love for Southern California, it would seem. Two summers ago, the perennial All-Star bounced out of his oceanfront Malibu villa, selling the $12.2 million house to “CSI” television franchise creator Anthony Zuiker. A professional move from the NBA’s Golden State Warriors to the Brooklyn Nets soon followed. But now Durant is back, and the 32-year-old holds the keys to a $15.6 million mansion in Hidden Hills, a celebrity-packed guard-gated city in L.A.’s San Fernando Valley.

Built this year by a local developer on speculation, the house was pre-sold to Durant prior to its completion, and was never on the market — so details remain exceptionally slim. But the two-story mansion is large, probably around 10,000 square feet, and was designed in the trendy modern farmhouse architectural style. Sited near the end of a quiet cul-de-sac on a 1.8-acre lot, the spacious property is a literal stone’s throw from the $17.5 million mansion of fellow NBA star Ben Simmons.

HDLC approval was required because adding a level to the First Street house would have required the removal of 62% of the home’s existing roof, and part of the addition would have been visible from the street. At a virtual hearing Wednesday, the HDLC unanimously dunked the request after expressing concern about the “precedent” it would set for other properties in the historic district, home to some of the grandest houses in New Orleans.

After selling their luxury Miami Beach, FL, condo on the exclusive Fisher Island for $16.25 million in February, the tennis great Caroline Wozniacki and the former NBA All-Star David Lee have made another move. However, the athletic couple didn’t venture too far afield. Instead, they snapped up the last unit in the same high-end building for $18.7 million. Their latest purchase in the Palazzo Del Sol is a penthouse, which spans 6,644 square feet and features four bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, and a rooftop oasis.

Of course, the 29-year-old Moreno Valley native is no stranger to big real estate splurges. Leonard still owns a sumptuous estate in the equestrian-oriented San Diego suburb of Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., acquired in 2019 for $13.3 million. And during basketball season, he bunks up in a $6.7 million condo at the ritzy Ritz Carlton Residences at L.A. Live, the skyscraper condo complex that sits high above the Staples Center, and where other moneyed residents include fellow pro basketballer Lonzo Ball, Lakers owner Jim Buss, and horror movie maestro Jason Blum.

Wanna live like a King? You can buy the enormous Brentwood mansion LeBron James called home … if you’re willing to drop $20 mil! The NBA superstar has listed the 9,500-square-foot estate he purchased back in 2015 — a colonial-style mansion on Rockingham Ave. And, if that street sounds familiar … it’s because of the O.J. Simpson connection. Bron’s home is actually just a few blocks from the infamous Rockingham estate where O.J. lived when Nicole Brown and Ron Goldman were murdered in 1994.

The extraordinary spaciousness of Amar’e Stoudemire’s South Florida mansion is perhaps unsurprising given that its current owner stands six foot ten inches tall. But now, someone else will have the chance to live under its soaring ceilings, because the former NBA star and six-time All-Star has put the ultraprivate 2.3-acre property on the market for $3.5 million. With doorways that measure 10 feet in height, the home appears from the outside to have several levels, but in actuality, Stoudemire sought out the property more than a decade ago specifically because it’s a single-story home. “We just wanted a nice family-style home with no stairs,” his wife Alexis told Architectural Digest in 2017. “Basically a sanctuary for us to get away from everything.’
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