NBA star LeBron James is looking to expand his real estate portfolio in Los Angeles. The Lakers star is reportedly in contract to purchase a sprawling 13,000-square-foot Beverly Hills mansion, according to The Real Deal. The property is situated on a 2.5-acre plot of land and belongs to soap opera legend Lee Phillip Bell, who co-created The Bold and the Beautiful and The Young and the Restless.
Though it was previously on the market for $39 million, it’s unclear how much James ultimately paid for the estate, which boasts, among other amenities, seven fireplaces, a screening room, a lighted tennis court, and a pool house with two bathrooms. Images of the home shared to Twitter by sports business reporter Darren Rovell reveal skylights and indoor fountains, as well as entire walls of glass sliders that open up to reveal unobstructed city views.
James already owns two other homes in neighbouring Brentwood, which he snapped up in the years before he signed with the Los Angeles Lakers in the summer of 2018. One is a $23 million (R389,597,000) mansion boasting eight bedrooms and eleven bathrooms, with a home theater, wine cellar, cigar room with air-purifying technology, and even an onyx bar. There’s also a professional indoor/outdoor gym that is directly connected to a spa with a steam room, sauna, shower, and massage room, ideal for a star athlete looking for a little rest and relaxation. He purchased that place in 2017, two years after picking up his first Brentwood house, a $21 million (R355 720 050) mansion custom built by Ken Ungar.
James also previously owned a home in Miami, where he played for the Heat between 2010 and 2014; that mansion came to market earlier this year for $13.95 million (R220 242 100).
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This article originally appeared on The Architectural Digest