Retired NBA star Richard ‘Rip’ Hamilton invested in Encino this autumn when he plunked down $9.22 million for a seven-bedroom, nine-bathroom property below Ventura. The gated property measures in at .62 acres, and the 2002-built home spans 10,580 sq. ft.
The property begins with a long, gated, hedge-lined drive. The house’s façade shows off traditional design elements, and is very invitational, if slightly imposing. The interiors of the home are a tour-de-force of details, with ornamental ceilings, folding glass panel walls, floor-to-ceiling built-ins, plentiful natural stone — including black-and-white tile in the foyer — and dramatically contrasting chevron-pattern hardwood floors spotted along the way.
Amenities include a double-waterfall-island kitchen with a large butler’s pantry, a wet bar, a master suite with a dome-vaulted bedroom ceiling and double baths and closets, a library finished in bright green tones, and a guest retreat. The lavish outdoor living area features a pool and cabana, covered patio, and a covered kitchen and dining area; an upper-level deck overlooks the backyard.