When Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James appeared in the summer comedy Trainwreck, critics were impressed with his acting chops and his knack for comedy. Maybe he’s thinking about a few more film roles: Variety revealed last week that James has just bought himself a fancy mansion in Los Angeles’s fancy Brentwood neighborhood. The 9,350-square-foot house was custom built by “mansion specialist” Ken Ungar in 2011 for a real estate developer, his wife, and their family. The house wasn’t listed on the open market, but Curbed has gotten its hands on photos of the house taken a few years back; you can just mentally superimpose the 6’8″ James into them.
In a 2013 interview, the residence’s then-owners said that the design of the place avoided “abnormally high ceilings,” which seems like something that should be a requirement for a basketball player’s house, but apparently not. Of the house’s six bedrooms, the master bedroom is predictably the coolest, with a dual-sided fireplace, a marble bathroom, and a private terrace. The grounds include a pool, a cabana, and a deck. Photos also show the house’s two spacious backyard patios, which overlook a grassy, “compact” yard. James dropped $20,986,500 on the place.
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