Laker young lion Lorenzo Ball has purchased—or, more accurately, an LLC he is a member of has purchased—a unique fixer-upper opportunity in Chino Hills. The home sold for $5.2 million.
The main house is a villa dating to 2005. It features French and Italian architectural influences. The home is rendered in stucco, with a façade that presents three flows, a yellow earth-tone exterior color, a pair of second-floor balconies, and a large entry enhanced by a series of ornamental windows.
Interior photos are unfortunately non-existent, or non-extant anyway, and the listing only allows for a quick, no-frills no-details look at the property exterior. But the house measures 13,800 square feet, and features eight bedrooms, and eight full baths, three half-baths, and one three-quarter bath across its three floors. And the home’s list of amenities is comprehensive: it includes a home theater, a game room, a great room, a library, a wet bar, an elevator, a dumbwaiter, and an office.
One look at the exterior will tell you that the great room more than likely features a vaulted, double-height ceiling, and that vaulted ceilings are the rule. There are at least eight fireplaces between the main house and guest house.
The guest house measures 1,200 square feet. The property includes a saltwater pool, patios, terraces, and lawns.
Ball joined the Lakers in July, signing a four-year contract with the organization. In a recent game against Phoenix, the talented rookie racked up 29 points, 11 rebounds, and 9 assists; he is considered one of the most talented young players in the NBA.