His 76ers were punted from the NBA playoffs this season after a disappointing Round 2 loss to the Atlanta Hawks, but Ben Simmons is still winning off the court. The 24-year-old Aussie is young, famous — though he’s probably still best known to non-NBA fans as the former boyfriend of Kendall Jenner — and currently playing on a five year, $177 million contract. And as of this month, he’s now the owner of a $17.5 million mansion set deep within Kardashian territory, inside guard-gated Hidden Hills.
Once upon a time, Hidden Hills was a sleepily pastoral San Fernando Valley community with more horses and hay than two-legged humans. Today, things are different. Mansions fill the community, Ferraris outnumber fillies, and the area has become famed for its very new kind of celebrity money — residents now include scores of professional athletes and hip-hop musicians, among them heavy hitters like Drake, Lil Wayne, Matt Stafford, and Dwyane Wade. Also in the community are Jeffree Star, Lori Loughlin, and nearly every Kardashian known to mankind.
Situated at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac on a 1.5 acre lot, the Simmons estate was built new in 2021 and features a modern farmhouse-style architecture bent, with charcoal-colored brick and reclaimed wood siding. Designed and built by Max Nobel of Nobel LA, the compound includes a main mansion and house-sized guesthouse, plus two separate swimming pools. On a lushly landscaped 1.5 acre lot, the spread weighs in with seven bedrooms and eight baths in about 12,000 square feet of living space.
Though the property was never officially listed on the open market, it had been shopped around as a $20 million whisper listing by high-end heavyweight realtors Josh and Matt Altman of the Altman Brothers Team at Douglas Elliman. Stephen Sweeney of SGS Estates co-repped Simmons with Bre Tiesi of Keller Williams. The house was also featured last week in a video tour conducted by popular YouTuber Enes Yilmazer.