Now that NBA star Russell Westbrook has dribbled into pricey new digs previously owned by Formula One racing heiress Petra Ecclestone—and sitting directly across the street from the main residence of his Lakers teammate LeBron James—the popular point guard has officially offloaded his former residence on L.A.’s Westside, per Dirt.
Records show the buyer is an entity tied to hedge-fund manager Ben Belldegrun—one of four children born to billionaire biotech entrepreneurs Arie and Rebecka Belldegrun—who doled out exactly $25 million for the Brentwood Park mansion. Though that’s around $5 million less than the original asking price, it’s still a big jump over the $19.8 million that the 34-year-old Long Beach native and his wife Nina Earl paid for then-new place back in spring 2018.
Nestled on a walled and gated corner parcel spanning a half-acre, the three-story structure was designed by L.A. architect Ken Ungar, and boasts an all-white stucco exterior accented with brick and wood. Described as “modern traditional” in the listing, the home features six bedrooms and eight baths spread across a little more than 13,400 square feet of living space—all of it enhanced throughout with a mix of hardwood, tile and stone floors, as well as custom moldings and trim, high ceilings and large windows.
A double-height entryway greets, and flows to formal living/dining rooms. From there, additional first-floor highlights include a gourmet kitchen outfitted with marble slab countertops, a central island, high-end stainless appliances and a breakfast nook adjoining a fireside family room with a wet bar and glass doors spilling out to a covered patio warmed by a fireplace.
Upstairs, a posh master retreat rests beneath a vaulted wood-paneled ceiling, and comes complete with a private balcony, dual showroom-style closets, and a couple of marble-clad baths connected by an oversized glass shower; and the amenities continue on the property’s subterranean level, which is equipped with a family room, another wet bar, a temperature-controlled wine room, plush movie theater, gym and staff quarters.
As for the secluded park-like grounds, they host a pool and spa flanked by a sundeck on one side and sprawling grassy lawn on the other, along with a kitchen and barbecue setup ideal for al fresco entertaining. There’s also an attached three-car garage and spacious motorcourt out front.