Chris Bosh Is Selling His Ridiculous $14.5 Million California Mansion

Dan Carson@@DrCarson73Trending Lead WriterJuly 23, 2014


After agreeing to a five-year, $118 million deal with the Miami Heat earlier this month, Chris Bosh has decided to sell his mansion in the Pacific Palisades neighborhood of Los Angeles.

Los Angeles Times reporter Neal J. Leitereg (h/t Trulia.com) reports that the Heat forward is putting his 10,755-square-foot residence on the market for a healthy $14.5 million.

If $14.5 million sounds like a hefty ask, remember, we're not talking about your average McMansion here. Bosh's home has six bedrooms, eight baths, a large infinity pool with a swim-up bar and an island picnic area. Buyers are also getting a tiki hut, an outdoor pizza oven (!), a theater and an in-home billiards hall.

Trulia.com reports the home has an exercise facility, separate quarters for staff and unobstructed views of the Pacific Ocean, which one must agree is a fine ocean indeed. 

So, why is Bosh selling?

There’s no smoking gun besides California property taxes, which hang like a leaden albatross on even the state's richest residents. Bosh, who already owns a $12.3 million home on Miami Beach and multiple high-end properties across Texas, is probably just trying to rid himself of a large money drain he rarely uses.

The forward bought the home in late 2012 and has since rented the property out at the clip of $45,000 a month. Leitereg reports that Community actor Donald Glover, also known as Childish Gambino, leased the mansion in 2013 to record his rap album Because the Internet.

So, if you’re into basketball or Gambino the Mastermind and have a few Hatteras yachts worth of cash in the vault, you might think about placing a bid. 

I, for one, would pay a hefty fee just to sit in the hot tub and listen to "Telegraph Ave."


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