Welcome LeBron!

Well! SLAM DUNK on the new digs, Sir! 

Although I'm sure many of us Angelenos are still a bit giddy at the idea that the NBA's reigning king LeBron James will soon be owning the court in a Lakers jersey at the Staples Center, the fact that the $154 million baller has snapped up a very sophisticated $23 million Brentwood manse should remove all doubts that the G.O.A.T. is, in fact, here.  The news that the 33-year-old married father of three bought an 8-bedroom, 11-bathroom house that opens up onto an ample backyard and pool in quietly tony Brentwood - a favorite neighborhood for Hollywood's power players and celebrities to hide out behind high-hedged walls - seems to suggest that LeBron plans on camping out in LA for a while.

Not to mention that there's plenty of room for cars in that driveway!

I think this particular choice of house suggests that LeBron certainly appreciates classic, historical design references and he pays attention to refined finishing touches, like the herringbone floors, marble countertops and accents throughout the home, and the swoon-worthy La Cornue range and hood in the kitchen.  

More description from the listing details:

“Located on one of the most prestigious streets in L.A. with views from downtown to the ocean, this newly constructed estate is a masterpiece of light and design. A generous gated driveway leads to the grand residence, which opens to a soaring great room and custom chef's kitchen with natural French oak and marble floors reclaimed from Spain.

“Four upper level ensuite bedrooms include a luxurious master suite with dual bathrooms, showroom closets and a private patio. A rooftop terrace with direct elevator access offers views to the ocean, while an expansive daylit lower level holds a theater, wine cellar, cigar room with air purifying technology, onyx bar, auto gallery, guest suite and indoor-outdoor gym connecting to a spa with steam room, sauna, shower and massage room.

“Sliding pocket doors off the main level spaces create an effortless indoor-outdoor flow to a sprawling, parklike backyard with an oversized pool and spa, heated dining loggia and outdoor kitchen with BBQ and beer taps.’’

Not bad at all. 

PS. Wouldn't it be fun to catch a LeBron sighting at the famed Brentwood haunt Tavern?! I must admit I'm slightly obsessed with that place! Their brunch never disappoints and its interior spaces by one of my personal design faves Jeffrey Alan Marks make a meal at this stylish restaurant a mandatory stop when I have out-of-town guests!