An Orange County home owned by the Vanessa Bryant, widow of NBA legend Kobe Bryant, is new to the open market this fall. The gated property in Irvine is priced at $1.995 million. It was completed in 2003, and purchased by the Bryants in 2013.
The exterior of the three-bedroom, Tuscany-inspired house features brick and stucco walls, a double-bay garage with barn doors, a tile roof, and a charming front walk that features brick pilasters topped with planters.
Inside the home, a few surprises await. Overall, the interiors are warm and inviting, in keeping with the home’s architectural inspiration. The kitchen features a backsplash of colorful, mixed tile; the ceiling light fixtures bring additional character to the living style.
Chestnut-colored plank hardwood, the soft edges of stucco, exposed beams, clerestory windows, multiple sets of French doors, and a living room fireplace are among the 2,305 sq. ft. home’s other details. In the backyard a stone patio, and brick fireplace and grill station, are nestled within the lush, jungle-like landscaping that frames the outdoor living area.
Bryant spent his entire career with the Los Angeles Lakers and won five NBA Championships.