Kobe Bryant sells home for Newport Coast record price
Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant recently sold his home in Newport Coast for more than $6 million, setting a price record for the enclave.
The 8,741-square-foot house in the Pelican Ridge area sold for $6,116,500, the Los Angeles Times reports, eclipsing the previous Newport Coast record set when an 8,000-square-foot home sold for $4.78 million in 2013.
Bryant bought the home in 2001 from sports agent Dwight Manley, and though he originally asked as much as $8.599 million for it in 2013, it was recently priced at $6.45 million.
Still, $6.1 million and change isn't a bad haul for Bryant, who's working his way back from a torn rotator cuff for what sounds like his final NBA season.
Here are the highlights of the home, courtesy of the Times—which also has photos:
Built in Mediterranean style in 1997, the house was recently renovated and expanded and has walnut floors, limestone, stone pillars and detailed molding throughout. Two stories of living space take in unobstructed ocean and city views.
Among custom highlights is an 850-square-foot gym, a hair salon and a wood-paneled office with a built-in shark tank. A home theater is outfitted with a lobby entrance, stadium seating and a wet bar. There are four bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms, including a master suite with a private sitting room, a newly added walk-in closet and a marble-lined bath.
Outdoors, landscaped grounds contain a pool and spa with waterfall features, a fire pit and an outdoor kitchen.
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