LeBron James has finally completed the purchase of his brand new mansion in Los Angeles, disbursing $36.8 million to acquire the 2.5-acre land. Located in Beverly Hills, the mansion has belonged to some important people. James keeps increasing his house collection and this one is wonderful in every sense.
Built in the 1930s, the colorful Mediterranean-esque villa was owned for years by Charles Boyer, an Oscar-nominated leading man actor of that era who starred in a number of black-and-white classics, among them “Conquest” and “Algiers.”
Secured by a celebrity-worthy collection of cameras and one of L.A.’s most massive driveway gates in existence, the compound is accessed via an epic long brick driveway flanked on either side by mature cypresses. The driveway eventually dead-ends at a commodious motorcourt that’s accented by a stone fountain and ringed by a dozen mature palm trees.
The lavish interiors include a sunlight-flooded living room with a vaulted ceiling and exposed ceiling beams, an ethereal dining room set beneath a huge skylight — perfect for gazing up at the heavens while enjoying a chef-catered meal — and a carpeted library with built-in bookcases for real books. The cozy movie theater includes a fireplace for sophisticated ambience, one of seven in the main mansion.
Elsewhere on the property are two detached guesthouses, multiple al fresco dining and entertaining areas, and a lighted tennis court with viewing pavilion. At the far rear of the complex, soaring views of the entire L.A. skyline take center stage as they sweep over Benedict Canyon to the Pacific Ocean and Catalina. The oval swimming pool — a gorgeous remnant of the property’s Golden Hollywood history — adjoins a poolhouse and is watched over by a giant gold Buddha.
LeBron got himself a huge house. He’s two wins away from winning his fourth NBA championship. There is no doubt that his place will serve him as the celebration spot for him if he wins the title this campaign. If not, at least he can think about the next season in his big mansion; there is no way he’s losing there.