World News – GB – LeBron James buys iconic Beverly Hills mansion for $ 36 8M

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Posted: 12:13 AM EDT October 1, 2020 | Updated: 12:33 a.m. EDT, October 1, 2020

As LeBron James prepares to face the Miami Heat in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Wednesday night, the superstar has secured his new home

The 35-year-old basketball star finalized the deal on a Beverly Hills resort for $ 36.8 million on Wednesday, according to Variety

The deal was reportedly widely publicized in July, although now the deal is done and James owns a home that has a pretty unique history, previously inhabited by Hollywood icon Katharine Hapburn

Homeowner: As LeBron James prepares to face the Miami Heat in Game One of the NBA Finals on Wednesday night, the superstar has secured his new home

Pulley: The 35-year-old basketball star finalized the deal on a Beverly Hills resort for $ 36.8 million on Wednesday, according to Variety

The property consists of several buildings that sit on a 5 acre lot in Beverly Hills which is secured by one of the largest gateways in Los Angeles

The main house measures 9,100 square feet, with two separate guest houses on the property as well, with the driveway leading to a car court with a large fountain

The living room includes vaulted ceilings with exposed beams, a dining area under immense sky light, as well as a carpeted library

Large Lot: The property comprises of several buildings that sit on a 5 acre lot in Beverly Hills, which is secured by one of the largest driveway gates in Los Angeles

Dining room: The living room has vaulted ceilings with exposed beams, a dining room under immense sky light, as well as a carpeted library

The house also includes a full theatrical screening room, adapted since James has a deal with Warner Bros for several projects, which even comes equipped with one of the house’s seven fireplaces

Other amenities include « several outdoor dining and entertainment areas, and a lighted tennis court with observation pavilion, » according to Variety

There is also an oval swimming pool and an adjoining pool house under the supervision of a ‘giant golden Buddha’

Screening Room: The house also features a full theatrical screening room, adapted since James has a deal with Warner Bros for several projects, which even comes equipped with one of the house’s seven fireplaces

Tennis, Anyone ?: Other amenities include « several outdoor dining and entertainment areas, and a lighted tennis court with observation pavilion, » according to Variety

Buddha: There is also an oval swimming pool and an adjoining pool house under the supervision of a ‘giant golden Buddha’

The house was built in the 1930s and was first owned by Hollywood actor Charles Boyer, although it was eventually taken over by Howard Hughes

At the time, Hughes owned RKO Pictures, and the house was acquired by him as part of a deal to buy out Boyer’s contract with RKO

Hughes never lived in the house itself, although he rents it out to Hollywood icon Katharine Hepburn, who lived in the house during the « bloom » of her career.

First owner: the house was built in the 1930s and was first owned by Hollywood actor Charles Boyer, although it was eventually taken over by Howard Hughes

RKO: At the time, Hughes owned RKO Pictures, and the house was acquired by him as part of a deal to buy out Boyer’s contract with RKO

After Hepburn’s move, the house was owned by non-celebrities for many years, until 1986 when it was purchased for $ 2.9 million in 1986 by creators The Young And the Restless William Brent Bell and Lee Phillip Bell

The couple spent many years restoring the house to its golden age glory, spending a fortune landscaping the property with trees and gardens

William Brent Bell died in 1995 with Lee Phillip Bell living at home until his death in March

Restoration: The couple spent many years restoring the house to its heyday glory, spending a fortune landscaping the property with trees and gardens

Owners: After Hepburn moved, the house was owned by non-celebrities for many years, until 1986 when it was purchased for $ 2.9 million in 1986 by creators The Young And the Restless William Brent Bell and Lee Phillip Bell

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World News – UK – LeBron James buys iconic Beverly Hills mansion for $ 36.8 M



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