Real Estate Rumors
As Seattle finalized a plan for a Key Arena remodel with the potential to bring a men’s NBA team back to Seattle, the Bellevue estate that former Seattle Supersonics point guard Gary Payton bought in 1997 came on the market. While it’s been out of Payton’s hands since 2011, very little has changed between then and now, aside from the addition of a pool house. One relic of the NBA All-Star Team alum’s time on the property is a party pad in the main house dubbed “Payton’s Place.” First, to answer what’s likely an obvious question: Yes, the listing includes photos of Payton’s former basketball court, emblazoned with his initials on the sidelines. In fact, the well-manicured three acre grounds include a few different sports courts, plus a putting green, a pool, a hot tub, a wraparound patio, a waterfall, and lawns for relaxing after a game of one-on-one—and that’s just the outside.
The party doesn’t stop inside Payton’s Place, though—a high-ceilinged den with yet another fireplace opens to an outdoor bar and grill, lined in brick, brings it all outside, complete with a TV for outdoor viewing. Upstairs, find several bedrooms with their own amenities, including a master with a descending TV, and a second, more informal kitchen and dining area that’s still larger than many houses have. This piece of b-ball history is on the market for $6.7 million.
In Malibu, a three-parcel spread with a half-finished mansion is being shopped by retired NBA big man Kevin Garnett. The 15-time All-Star has set the price at $19.9 million. Records show he bought the property, which then held a six-bedroom villa, in 2003 for $6.4 million. Trees surround the 7-acre spread, and the grassy grounds slope slightly toward the ocean, which sits on the other side of the Pacific Coast Highway.
In Malibu, a three-parcel spread with a half-finished mansion is being shopped by retired NBA big man Kevin Garnett. The 15-time All-Star has set the price at $19.9 million. Records show he bought the property, which then held a six-bedroom villa, in 2003 for $6.4 million.
After 16 months on the market and price reductions down to $2.75 million, the nine-bedroom, 9,270-square-foot French Country-style mansion in Bannockburn owned by former Chicago Bulls guard Kirk Hinrich has found a buyer. Now retired after a 14-year basketball career, Hinrich, 37, lives in Sioux Falls, S.D., where he coaches at a basketball academy. Hinrich played for the Bulls from 2003 until 2010, and again from 2012 until 2016.