There’s been a lot of highs and lows the last couple of years for 6’8” NBA player Chandler Parsons, who’s probably feeling pretty good that he’s just sold his ultra-modern home above L.A.’s Sunset Strip for $8 million, a profitable $1.125 million above the $6.775 million he paid for the three-story stunner almost exactly two years ago.
The 33-year-old forward was pulling down more than $20 million a year on a four-year contract with the Memphis Grizzlies before he was traded to the Atlanta Hawks in 2019 and then sidelined for much of the 2020 season after a drunk driver slammed into his car.
Though his attorney announced his injuries could be career ending, and he recently told TMZ Sports himself that he’s still recovering from the injuries, Parsons has powered forward with his private life, getting engaged in late 2020 to his longtime esthetician girlfriend Haylee Harrison and welcoming a baby in October.
Presumably with a more family-friendly home on the horizon, Parsons opted to part with his sexy and decidedly not child-friendly home that sits a long, winding drive up famously and dangerously twisty Sunset Plaza Drive. A cleverly stacked and cantilevered trio of shoebox-shaped wood and glass volumes designed by Fu Wilmers Design, and completed in 2018, the three-story home contains five all en-suite bedrooms, plus a couple of powder rooms.
Throughout the upper levels, vast walls of eleven-foot floor-to-ceiling windows slide open to allow for a free-flowing back-and-forth between indoor and outdoor living and entertaining spaces. Other notable elements are the minimalist kitchen on the main floor and a massive entertainment space on the lower level that includes a bar and games area with a pool table, a wall-mounted gaming console of some sort, and, beneath a glass roof that fills the semi-subterranean space with natural light, a massive faux-fur sectional sofa positioned to view wine bottles conspicuously displayed behind a curtain wall of glass in the climate-controlled wine storage room.
As showy as the interiors may be, it’s the outdoor spaces that really jump the house up to another level. A quiet patio behind the house wraps around to an al fresco lounge tucked under a cantilevered section of the upper floor, while curvy sunbeds set on a faux-grassed ledge alongside the infinity-edge swimming pool are positioned to take maximum advantage of the view.
The (literal) apotheosis of the numerous outdoor spaces, however, is up on the roof. A large, glass-railed deck outside the top-floor main bedroom’s bathroom has a corkscrew staircase that winds up to another huge glass-railed roof terrace deck with wrap-around views that encompass the sun setting behind the low humps of the Channel Islands.
Jamison Malone of Compass handled both sides of the transaction.
Parsons previously owned a nearly 12,000-square-foot mansion in the Stone Canyon area of Bel Air — sold in October 2019 for $12.35 million, a good chunk over the $10.9 million pair just over two years earlier — and the couple, who live a posh life of private jets and lots of luxury vacations, according to Harrison’s glitzy Instagram, still have a five-star resort-like estate in Malibu to which they can retreat that Parsons picked up two years ago from “CSI” creator Anthony Zuiker for $9.25 million.