NBA sharpshooter Blake Griffin recently picked up a Manhattan Beach house. The All-Star paid $4 million for the new build.
The house may be far from his team’s home base, but it’ll do for an investment or an off-season retreat. It’s located about 12 miles south of Santa Monica, and about half a mile from the beach.
The 2018-built home features 3,600 square feet of living space, exterior architecture that vaguely recalls Japanese designs, and a series of contemporary interior features. Exterior/interior flow is abundant; the open-concept living area boasts a wall of folding glass by the living room, and a garage door that opens to make the dayroom an indoor/outdoor breakfast space.
The living area also receives a gas fireplace, and mid-toned French oak floors. The modern kitchen is compact but uses its space well; the large center island and snack bar is firmly in the contemporary style, and a hexagonal tile backsplash gives the room a little character.
Downstairs is a spacious basement complete with a large wet bar. The home’s lot size is tight, but three balconies offer plenty of private space to stretch out.
Griffin, who joined the bad boys in Detroit last year, is a six-time NBA All-Star. He has been picked for the All-NBA team four times.