Though he hasn’t been a Clipper in nearly four years, Blake Griffin still appears intent on becoming a Los Angeles property tycoon. Last year, the veteran NBA superstar — recently with the Detroit Pistons but now signed to the Brooklyn Nets — dropped $19.1 million on an all-new Brentwood mansion. A few months later, he spent another $5.9 million to acquire the house immediately behind that big place, and now records reveal he’s shelled out again — paying $7.4 million to buy a vacant lot immediately next door to the $19 million house.
If you’re counting, that’s $32.4 million spent thus far on that massive Brentwood estate, which spans three contiguous parcels totaling 1.8 acres of land. But it’s not counting his other L.A. homes — and yes, there are several of those. Besides the Brentwood compound, Griffin also still owns his “starter” mansion in Pacific Palisades, acquired way back in 2013 for $9 million. And he’s got a $4.2 million Manhattan Beach house that’s occupied by his ex-girlfriend Brynn Cameron, plus a $2.3 million Studio City property where his older brother — former college basketball player Taylor Griffin — lives with longtime wife Marieka Willis. Add it all up, and the pro baller has a nearly $50 million SoCal empire.
As for his latest real estate acquisition, the 0.63-acre lot used to have a 1950s ranch-style house that was torn down by the seller, who acquired the place in 2018 for $5.6 million. That person subsequently spent another small fortune on demolition fees and architectural plans for a new residence, but ultimately decided against building their dream house, flipping the vacant property back up for sale. (Griffin scooped it up at a big discount, $750,000 under the original $8.1 million asking price.) The transfer included conceptual renderings for a nearly 13,000-square-foot contemporary mansion designed by architecture firm O+L Building Projects, though it seems more likely that Griffin has plans of his own design for the property.
And like his big mansion next door, the vacant lot is located in Brentwood Circle, an exclusive and 24/7 guard-gated community where other homeowners include ‘The Matrix’ producer Joel Silver, Fleetwood Mac bassist John McVie and bitcoin billionaire Josh Jones.
Griffin, 32, has earned more than $250 million over his 12-year NBA career. The Oklahoma City native was homeschooled until high school, graduating from Oklahoma Christian and matriculating to the University of Oklahoma, where he stayed for two years before becoming the first overall pick in the 2009 NBA draft.
(Note: the below photos are conceptual renderings only and not reflective of the property’s current condition, which is little more than a big patch of dirt.)