Though his $30 million Brentwood Park mansion only just popped up for sale, NBA star point guard Russell Westbrook has already bounced into some pricey new digs! Also located on the Westside of Los Angeles, the new place just happens to be directly across the street from the main residence of his Lakers teammate LeBron James.
Westbrook and his longtime wife Nina Earl paid London-born Formula One racing heiress Petra Ecclestone $33.5 million for the modern farmhouse-style mansion, as was first reported by the Sports Illustrated website The Spun. That’s around $11 million more than the youngest daughter of British billionaire Bernie Ecclestone and her husband Sam Palmer, a Hilton & Hyland real estate agent, doled out for the newly built place in summer 2019, mere days after selling the infamous Spelling Manor in Holmby Hills for a record $119.7 million in cash.
Tucked away behind gates and high hedges in a prime pocket of Brentwood — and affectionately christened Vita Nova (“new life”) by Ecclestone — the white and brown wood-sided structure rests on a nearly half-acre parcel of hillside land offering up views of the Pacific. Built on spec in 2018 by Cutting Edge Development, founded and owned by Santiago Arana of The Agency and his business partner David Herskowitz, the property features eight bedrooms and 13 baths filtered across 13,500 square feet of living space.
Because the transaction took place off-market, photos and details are scarce. But some digging reveals that the three-story spread comes complete with an elevator and sliding glass doors spilling out to the backyard, which hosts an al fresco dining patio, plus a pool and spa surrounded by a sundeck. There’s also a two-car garage out front.
During their tenure, Ecclestone and Palmer converted a detached 10-car garage on the premises into staff quarters holding several glass-walled offices, a break room and professional-grade laundry operation with dry-cleaning capabilities, per a 2021 New York Times article.
Ecclestone still maintains a lavish 18th-century Georgian mansion in London that will now serve as her primary residence, according to Palmer.