Although he joined the Lakers less than a year ago, Russell Westbrook is already dribbling and shooting out of his big Los Angeles home. Located in the prestigious Brentwood Park neighborhood, the 13,000-square-foot mansion officially hit the market yesterday, asking just under $30 million.
That price tag is a big jump over the $19.8 million Westbrook paid for the property in May 2018, back when the house was all-new and he was still playing for the Oklahoma City Thunder. But the NBA superstar put a number of custom and ultra-bespoke touches on the place during his tenure there.
Current listings provide few photos of the home, which they describe as a “modern traditional” in architectural style. But the transitional structure was designed by prolific Westside architecture firm Ken Ungar Architect and is clearly impressive, boasting numerous French doors and an open floorplan with high ceilings, hardwood floors throughout and custom moldings and finishes. Flat grassy lawns in both the front and backyard provide ample space for a kids’ soccer pitch.
Other amenities include a kitchen with imported slabs of marble, a family room with a wet bar and a fireplace, and a subterranean lower level with a second family room, a larger second wet bar, a walk-in wine storage room, a staff bedroom, gym and what the listing describes as “the ultimate movie theater.” On the home’s top floor lies the sprawling primary suite, complete with a vaulted ceiling, dual marble bathrooms, dual boutique-style closets and a private balcony overlooking the backyard, which offers a sparkling pool and full outdoor kitchen.
The house lies on a half-acre corner lot on one of the premier streets in Brentwood Park, where $20+ million property transfers have begun becoming commonplace. Bjorn Farrugia at Hilton & Hyland together with Donnell Beverly Jr. at Berkshire Hathaway HSCP jointly hold the listing.
No word yet about where Westbrook, 33, and his longtime wife Nina Earl are moving, but given that both are Southern California natives and Westbrook reportedly earned a whopping $79.2 million over the past year alone, we don’t expect them to leave L.A. or downsize.