Born in South Africa and raised in Canada’s British Columbia, NBA legend Steve Nash was an eight-time All-Star, seven-time All-NBA pick and two-time NBA Most Valuable Player before he was tapped in the fall of 2020 to take over as head coach of the Brooklyn Nets. Though he’d long owned a penthouse in lower Manhattan, Nash soon plunked down five million bucks for a meticulously renovated townhouse with a Scandi-modern vibe in Brooklyn’s historic Cobble Hill neighborhood.
Also a filmmaker and philanthropist, Nash was named Eastern Conference Coach of the Month in early 2021 and, at the end of the 2020-21 season, finished in sixth place in the voting for NBA Coach of the Year. The wine turned to vinegar quickly as the 2022-23 season got underway. In an October 27th game against the Dallas Mavericks, Nash was handed two technical fouls and then ejected from Barclays Center for getting into it with the referees. Just days later he was fired.
Now, six months later, Nash is looking to shed his Cobble Hill crib with a price of $6.25 million. As first reported by the property gossips at the New York Post, Nash paid just under $5 million.
Twenty feet wide and fronted by a classic stoop, the five-bedroom and four-and-a-half-bath Neo-Grec red-brick residence stands four floors on top of a full cellar. A mix of old and new, the open-plan parlor floor includes wide-plank oak floorboards, an antique marble mantel and a sensually sculptural staircase below a pair of skylights. At the rear, a wall of glass in the kitchen/dining area overlooks the backyard.
Downstairs, on the garden level, additional living space includes a guest bedroom and bath, plus a spacious family room with custom built-ins and exposed brick. A wall of south-facing windows opens the 400-square-foot room to a tree-shaded garden with ipe decking and bluestone terracing.
On the second floor, the primary suite is complemented by a roomy private study, nursery or dressing room, while two more family bedrooms and two more bathrooms share the top floor with a laundry room. The staircase continues up to an 800-square-foot roof terrace where one of the home’s more unexpected features is a sensational view of the lower Manhattan skyline.
The townhouse is listed with a constellation of agents from Leslie J. Garfield & Co.: Ravi Kantha, Matthew Lesser, Cameron LeCates, Tori Landon.
Not only has Nash had his professional life turned upside-down recently, but he’s also in the process of changing up her cross-country property portfolio. His aforementioned duplex penthouse in Tribeca, acquired 18 years ago for $2.7 million, is also on the market, at $4.4 million, and property records indicate he’s recently added another multimillion home to the several he already owns in and around California’s Manhattan Beach.