NBA player-turned-coach Kiki VanDeWeghe listed his Los Angeles-area home for sale on the open market this spring. The two-time NBA All-Star and former Clippers team member is asking $5.195 million for stylized five-bed, 5.5-bath villa in Encino.
The home’s bones are late midcentury — it was completed in the early 1970s — but revisions have left it something of a pastiche. The entryway now features double doors with glass panels and flanking windows inspired by shoji screen design, the first whisper of the undercurrent of Japanese design that runs throughout the property, while the lower semi-courtyard that precedes it features a statuesque installation that foreshadows interior design elements.
The indoor living areas are modern at heart, with walls of floor-to-ceiling glass panes that bring a marvelous transparency to the home, and blur interior/exterior demarcations to deliver a marriage of interior lifestyle and setting. Enhancements run the gamut from industrial — the towering flourish in the foyer — to the rustic; the latter includes fieldstone fireplaces and accents. In the kitchen, a stove alcove with tile backsplash and arched divided adds a little French inspiration to gastronomic preparation.
Creature comforts, amenities and special touches include a rooftop deck, putting green, garden, fire pit, Echo15, detached studio, and outdoor living area with saltwater pool and kitchen.