×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Detroit Piston Blake Griffin Officially Lists Los Angeles Mansion (EXCLUSIVE)

Location:
Pacific Palisades, Calif.
Price:
$10.995 million
Size:
9,572 square feet, 6 bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms

After an unsuccessful attempt last year to sell outside the Multiple Listing Service with an optimistic asking price pushing up on $12 million, NBA superstar Blake Griffin has officially hoisted his mansion in the posh Palisades Riviera area of L.A.’s prestigious Pacific Palisades community up for sale on the open market at $10.995 million. The former L.A. Laker power forward, now a Detroit Piston signed to a five-year contract valued at more than $171 million, purchased the then brand new modified Colonial mansion in the fall of 2013 for $9 million. With nearly 9,600-square-feet of casual luxury, the finely detailed residence sits behind secured gates on about one-third of an acre of landscaped grounds with six bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms over three floors.

Remarkably wide, espresso-stained hardwood floors, decorator ready bright white walls and oodles of custom millwork are featured throughout the main floor living and entertaining spaces that open to a warehouse-sized foyer under a 24-foot ceiling with a sweeping curved staircase. The formal living room has a fireplace between built-in bookshelves and a bank of telescopic glass sliders to the backyard while the ample formal dining room features a double-coffered ceiling treatment. Configured around a huge island with a six-seat snack bar, the high-end kitchen opens to a cozily proportioned family room with TV-surmounted fireplace and a wide expanse of glass sliders that slip into the walls to merge the room with a deep, poolside loggia. The main level is completed by an office and en suite guest bedroom.

There are three more guest bedrooms with private bathrooms on the upper floor along with a lavish master suite that comprises a bedroom with vaulted ceiling and a spacious sitting area with fireplace and balcony access through French doors. There are also two deluxe dressing rooms lined with glass-fronted wardrobes and a bathroom finished with a herringbone pattern marble tile floor and equipped with a two person soaking tub and a marble lined steam shower.

In addition to an en suite bedroom for less-favored guests, an anti-social teen or live-in domestic staff, the expensively finished subterranean level contains a fitness room, a family/games room with multiple wall-mounted televisions and a home theater with 130-inch screen and padded burgundy suede wall panels.

The flat, walled and hedge privatized backyard isn’t especially large but deftly arranged to comfortably incorporate extensive terracing and a couple of loggias for shaded lounging, a sport court and a pergola-shaded outdoor kitchen and dining pavilion next to a tile-accented saltwater swimming pool and spa jazzed up with a multi-colored LED lighting system.

Listing photos: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

More Dirt

  • Jessica Chastain Scores Manhattan Townhouse

    Jessica Chastain Scores Big Discount on Seven-Bedroom Manhattan Townhouse

    Jessica Chastain, who will next appear in “Dark Phoenix,” the 12th installment of the X-Men film franchise, has substantially up-sized and upgraded her residential circumstances with the $8.875 million purchase of a historic brownstone superbly located in New York City’s Upper West Side. Chastain and her husband, Italian fashion executive Gian Luca Passi de Preposulo, [...]

  • Lindsey Buckingham House

    Fleetwood Mac’s Lindsey Buckingham Lists Brentwood Estate

    Rock and roll royal Lindsey Buckingham of Fleetwood Mac and interior decorator Kristen Buckingham have hung a $29.5 million price tag on their timelessly sophisticated estate in the Brentwood area of Los Angeles. The real estate and design savvy couple acquired the 1.2-acre spread in 2004 for $6.6 million and subsequently custom built the approximately [...]

  • Gary Newman House

    Craig McCaw Sells Montecito Escape to Former Fox CEO Gary Newman

    Oceanfront properties near Montecito’s scenic Miramar Beach rarely trade hands, so it’s almost always a newsworthy event when they do —  and so it is with the transfer of a half-acre estate on coveted Fernald Point. Built way back in 1900, the senescent compound was dramatically overhauled in the mid-2000s, then redone again following its [...]

  • Louis Tomlinson House

    Louis Tomlinson Lists at a Loss in Los Angeles (EXCLUSIVE)

    Former One Direction-er Louis Tomlinson, now a judge on Britain’s “The X Factor,” the very same televised talent show from which he was launched into international teenaged superstardom in 2010, has put his home in a famously celeb-favored neighborhood in the foothills above Hollywood, Calif., up for sale at $6.995 million, a notable amount less [...]

  • Anna Camp Skylar Astin Sell Los

    Anna Camp and Skylar Astin Split and List in Los Feliz

    Having split up earlier this year, actors Anna Camp and Skylar Astin have listed their 1920s Spanish Colonial residence that borders a busy thoroughfare in L.A.’s celeb-favored Los Feliz area for a wee bit less than $2.5 million. The erstwhile couple, whose romance took flight on the set of the “Pitch Perfect” musical film franchise, [...]

  • Nick Zano Rents Calabasas Home

    Nick Zano Seeks Tenant for Mountain Retreat

    Just months after it sold for close to $1.6 million and then received a lickety-split quick cosmetic renovation, a semi-remote spread in the scenic foothills between Calabasas and Malibu, Calif., owned by “Legends of Tomorrow” star Nick Zano, has come up as a boho-chic rental at $12,000 per month. Hidden down a private lane alongside [...]

  • Julia Sweeney Sells Suburban Chicago Bungalow

    Julia Sweeney Sells Suburban Chicago Bungalow

    Actress, comedian and TED Talk-er Julia Sweeney, now appearing in the unflinching, uncomfortably funny and critically acclaimed Hulu series “Shrill,” has sold a thoughtfully restored and comprehensively updated late 19th-century home in Chicago’s suburban community of Wilmette for its full asking price of $1.3 million. The former “Saturday Night Live” cast member, best known for [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content