Lakers' Kobe Bryant to Break Record for Most Expensive Pelican Ridge Home on Sale [Photos]

Posted by Candy (media@realtytoday.com) on Apr 18, 2015 07:37 AM EDT
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Los Angeles Lakers' star player Kobe Bryant's pending home sale worth $6.45M is expected to break price record for the Pelican Ridge area once the sale is finalized, Los Angeles Times reported.

According to real estate records cited by the outlet, the reported reigning most expensive residential sale is a home that measures 8,000 sq.ft. which was purchased in 2013 for $4.78M. Thus, Bryant's Mediterranean-inspired home is also larger as it covers more than 8700 sq.ft. of living space.

The Lakers' star home offers stunning views of the city skyline and ocean views. The basketball player's home consists of four bedrooms, 5.5 baths, a kitchen, a formal and dining complex, movie theater, hardwood-lined floors, a library, hair salon and a spacious gym.

The famous athlete's property in Newport Coast, California, also boasts a swimming pool equipped with spa and waterfalls. A party could be hosted outside as it also features an outdoor kitchen for a nice dinner among friends.

You can see very detailed photos of the house here.

Based from the photos of the house posted by Huffington Post in 2013, the mansion's dominant color motif is the classic beige. The interior of the house is also adorned with grand chandeliers. The pools outside were made more relaxing by the mature palm trees proudly standing nearby, adding an amazing tropical resort vibe. True enough, the property showed the city skyline which was more prominent as the sun sets.

LA times mentioned that Bryant bought the property from the sports agent, Dwight Manley, whose clients were NBA players Dennis Rodman and Karl Malone. The outlet also stated that Bryant reportedly asked almost $8.6M for this property in 2013.

Bryant's listing agent is the "Athletes' Real Estate Agent," Jordan Cohen of Re/Max Olson & Associates and Jeff Ewing of Coldwell Banker Newport Beach, LA Times also noted.

Cohen's life story has been featured here on RealtyToday and although he is Kobe Bryant's listing agent, he is also his good friend. Bryant even helped Cohen with his son's birthday celebration, to his son's excitement.

With this home nearing a closed sale, the Lakers' star player who has been out since January due to injury can now focus on his shoulder rehabilitation as he still has a one year contract with the Lakers.

When asked about his expectations from Bryant in the next season, Lakers' GM, Mitch Kupchak said to NBC Los Angeles, "I don't know, I do know that he's going to work as hard as anyone can work in the offseason to get his shoulder right."

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