*LeBron James looks to be looking beyond Ohio with the purchase of a new home in Los Angeles’ Brentwood community.
Variety cites real estate yenta Yolanda Yakketyyak, and property records to confirm that the six-foot-eight Cleveland Cavalier shelled out “a sliver less than $21 million for an East Coast-style mansion on a plum block” in Brentwood. Designed by mansion specialist Ken Ungar, and custom built in 2011 for a real estate developer and his family, the 9,350 square foot residence features six-bedrooms and seven-bathrooms.
Other features for the home, which has a stone and white brick-clad exterior, include ample living and dining rooms that each contains fireplaces and honey-toned wide-plank wood floors.
“Less formal family quarters include a cook-friendly kitchen fitted with slab marble back splashes and every high-quality stainless steel appliance known to mankind, a breakfast nook set into a window-lined semicircular bay, and a family room that spills out through a bank of French doors to the backyard,” Variety reports, adding that the master bedroom shares a two-way fireplace with a private sitting room while offering “a snazzy marble bathroom and private terrace.”
Rounding out the new abode are deep verandas and a slightly compact backyard that comes with “a lap-lane swimming pool, open air cabana, and long, slender deck with panoramic sunset views over mansion-dotted mountains.”
James’ new home purchase comes after he sold a three-story waterfront contemporary in Coconut Grove, Fla. for $13.4 million. Despite this, the NBA all-star still owns a seven-plus acre spread in Akron, Ohio, which tax records reveal features a 30,000-square-foot mega-mansion with six bedrooms and 14 bathrooms.