NBA star Kevin Durant buys an opulent oceanfront house in Malibu
Despite being in the final year of his contract with Golden State Warriors, Kevin Durant seems to be eager to stay in sunny Southern California. In April, he dropped a whopping $12.05 million for a beachfront Malibu property located on a private gated street. The contemporary multilevel house boasts 4 bedroom, 6 bathroom, and a media room.
The opulent amenities in Malibu include everything for a comfort family life. And the spacious modern kitchen finished in Calcutta marble with a built-in barbeque is probably one of the clues, indicating that this more than 5,100 square feet mansion is not just another bachelor retreat. Besides, the interior features a cozy family room.
The home was originally built in 1976 and extensively remodeled five years ago. The property hit the market in late January for $12.45 million and was under contract in just under two months.
Each floor features a terrace balcony overlooking the Broad Beach and can be reached by an elevator. However, nothing prevents you from enjoying the stunning views from the inside thanks to sliding glass walls.
The design of the fully automated smart home is tailored to the needs of the 6-foot-10 basketball player with an outdoor spa, a lofted exercise and massage space and vaulted ceilings.
A contemporary aesthetic of the oceanside residence dominates the interiors, including open-concept dining room with seating for 10, while wide plank French oak floors, fireplaces, custom furnishings and mood lighting elevate the minimalism to the high-end level.
The media room showcases an artistic wine wall, projection screen, and lounge seating. For entertainment, there's also a library and a wet bar.
The house features an amazing private guest suite, which has always been a must-have amenity for Kevin Durant’s real estate properties. A comfortable guest room is as important for Durant as a master suite. The athlete often welcomes his mother at his home, and makes sure that she enjoys the highest level of comfort during her extended stays.
The mansion in Malibu also features a large walk-in closet to house his gigantic sneaker collection and fashionable clothes.
The 29-year-old is one of the highest paid athletes on the planet. In 2017, Forbes estimated his earnings from both commercial endorsements and NBA at $60.6 million.
In comparison with the house in Malibu, the property in Oklahoma was considerably more spacious. The house offered more than 7,000 square feet of living space, and included six bedrooms, eight bathrooms, a billiards room, and a room-sized sauna.
Perhaps soon Durant will please his fans with a live-streaming from his new home on his YouTube channel, which has over 640,000 subscribers.
Born in 1988 in Washington D.C, Durant rapidly built a sensation career in professional basketball. Highly courted as a high school player, Durant spent just a year with the University of Texas before being drafted by the Seattle Supersonics in 2007 as the second overall pick. After his first season, the team relocated to Oklahoma and became known as the Thunder.
Selected as an All-Star just a year later, Durant grew into a stronghold of the Thunder franchise together with Russell Westbrook, the future All-Star drafted by the Thunder a year after Durant. This led to Durant inking a $86 million deal with the Thunder over 5 years. After a long run with the team that saw him develop as one of the NBA's star players, Durant eventually left for the Golden State Warriors in 2016.
Leading the warriors to an NBA Championship during his first year, Durant capitalised on his growing importance in the league. Now 29 years old, Durant leads all active players with a career average of 27.2 points per game. In 2017, Forbes put him as the world's 5th highest-paid athlete, pulling in over $60 million in one year, over half of which came from endorsements.
Earning $26.6 million in salary from the Golden State Warriors, Durant racked in another $34 million in endorsements last year from companies such as Beats, Panini and NBA 2K. His most sizeable deal was a 10-year contract with Nike worth an estimated $300 million. Thanks to his growing income, Durant made a series of investments in startups such as Player's Tribune, Acorns, Postmates and Jetsmarter.
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