Photos courtesy of Ikem Chukumerije, Westside Premier Estates
Originally published on Curbed LA
Former Clippers star Chris Paul is on his way to the Houston Rockets next season and appears eager to unload a bit of LA real estate in the meantime.
The Los Angeles Times reports that Paul has slashed the price on his Mediterranean-style mansion in Bel Air. The eight-bedroom residence appeared on the market a year ago with an $11.5 million asking price, but now sports a much lower $9.25 million price tag.
That’s not all that much more than the $8.5 million Paul paid for the house when he purchased it from singer Avril Lavigne in 2012.
Located in the guard-gated Bel Air Crest community, the home has 11 bathrooms and a 10-car garage, along with a gym, sauna, swimming pool, spa, and a 16-seat home theater.
Other features of the updated home include a tall foyer with an overhanging chandelier; hardwood floors; arched entryways; a wine cellar; a commercial elevator; and an enormous master suite with a fireplace, sitting room, kitchenette, and two bathrooms.
The 12,184-square-foot home sits on two-thirds of an acre with a rolling lawn in the back and tall privacy hedges on all sides.
As the Times points out, a sale was pending on the house in July, but now the property has been re-listed.
This isn’t Paul’s only home in the LA area; the point guard owns another Mediterranean-style estate in Calabasas that he purchased in 2015 for just under $9 million. That residence does not currently appear to be for sale.