NBA and now Hollywood star LeBron James, who plays as a forward for the Cleveland Cavaliers, has just slapped down a cool $21 million to buy a new luxury home in Los Angeles' Brentwood neighborhood, Variety magazine reports. The purchase of the home comes after James received rave reviews for his role in this summer's Trainwreck flick, and suggests the NBA star is dead set on furthering his acting career.
James' new home was first built by a property developer, and is far from huge by Hollywood celeb standards, encompassing just 9,350 square feet.
Here's a description from Variety:
“The stone and white brick-clad exterior gives way to a voluminous foyer flanked by ample living and dining rooms, both with 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.”
“The master bedroom shares a two-way fireplace with a private sitting room, and additionally offers a snazzy marble bathroom and private terrace. Deep verandas for al fresco lounging and dining overlook a slightly compact backyard decked out with a lap-lane swimming pool, open air cabana, and long, slender deck with panoramic sunset views over mansion-dotted mountains.”
James already owns a $9.2 million home in Cleveland that he snapped up back in 2007. Most recently, the NBA star sold his Miami home for a cool $13.4 million.