NBA All-Star Blake Griffin—currently with the Pistons, but initially a Clippers player—turned his Los Angeles retreat into a budding compound this fall when he picked up a neighboring property for $5.876 million.
The five-bedroom house measures in at nearly 6,000 square feet. It sits behind lush privacy hedges with a gated stone walkway; its façade boasts a stucco lower level and a wood-clad upper level, as well as a covered pediment entry.
Inside, the renovated house presents a living style that is traditional and warm. In the common areas, a fireplace, plank hardwood floors, casement windows and crown moldings set the tone. A step-up formal dining room, a family room with a stained-glass panel, and a large kitchen with tile floors complete the shared spaces. The master bedroom gets high marks for atmosphere and space; again, thoroughly traditional, with a neoclassical fireplace surround and a bank of glass opening onto the back yard.
Outdoor spaces include an expansive living area floored in stone—a covered living area with a fireplace and a courtyard—and a leisurely set of outside steps leading down to a pool with a waterfall feature.