It’s clear Kobe Bryant and his wife, Vanessa, are fans of Mediterranean-style mansions. The couple owned two of them right around the corner from each other in Pelican Ridge Estates, a 24-hour guarded and gated community in Newport Beach. They sold one of those homes in January for $3.22 million, and just listed the other for $8.599 million.
The home they listed on Monday spans 8,471 square feet, with four bedrooms and 5.5 baths. It sits on about half an acre at the end of a cul-de-sac, with unobstructed ocean and city views (just like their other one). But unlike their other one, this one comes with an 850-square foot gym, a hair salon, home theater, wet bar, and a library with a shark tank. Because everyone needs a shark tank! In addition, there is a master suite with a sitting room, large marble bathroom and a giant walk in closet. Outside, there’s a custom pool and spa with water features, manicured lawns, a fire pit and an outdoor kitchen/built-in barbecue.
Kobe and Vanessa purchased the home from Dwight Manley, the agent for Karl Malone – who Kobe had a falling out with after Malone reportedly made “several inappropriate comments” to Vanessa. For additional information and photos of the home, check out the listing on Redfin.com.
The other home around the corner was rumored to be occupied by Vanessa’s mom, Sofia Laine. Kobe and Vanessa purchased the home in 2003 for $2.65 million, but Kobe took his name off of the deed in January 2012, when the two considered splitting up. The home spans more than 6,000 square feet, with five bedrooms and 5.5 baths. Much like the other home, this one has a library, gourmet kitchen, multiple fireplaces, a huge master suite, a spa, built-in barbecue, and manicured lawns. The listing on Redfin has additional details and photos of the home.
Kobe and Vanessa now live a few miles away, in a 14,500 square foot home they purchased in 2008 for $9.45 million. It’s located in a gated community called Pelican Crest Estates, not to be confused with Pelican Ridge Estates. Once again, it’s Mediterranean-style, on more than half an acre, with views of the city. It has six bedrooms, 9.5 baths, a private pool and spa, and a five-car garage. Additional details are on Redfin.com.
What do you think of the Bryants’ homes? Are you a fan of the Mediterranean style? Tell us in the comments!