LeBron James: Inside the Biggest NBA Star’s Luxury Mansions

LeBron James: Inside the Biggest NBA Star’s Luxury Mansions


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LeBron James is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). This star athlete is widely considered one of the greatest NBA players in history. LeBron’s skills in basketball are frequently compared to Michael Jordan in debates over the greatest basketball player ever.

LeBron James has played for quite a several NBA teams. This includes playing for the Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat, and Los Angeles Lakers. He is the only player to have won NBA championships with three franchises as Finals MVP. He also has competed in ten NBA Finals, eight of them consecutively with the Heat and Cavaliers from 2011 through 2018. His accomplishments include four NBA championships, four NBA Most Valuable Player (MVP) Awards, four Finals MVP Awards, and two Olympic gold medals. 

During his 17-year career, LeBron James holds the record for all-time playoffs points. He has been selected to be in the All-NBA First Team a record 13 times, made the All-Defensive First Team five times, and has been named an All-Star 17 times, including three All-Star MVP selections.

Off the court, LeBron James has accumulated more wealth and fame from numerous endorsement contracts. He has been featured in books, documentaries (including winning a Sports Emmy Award for a documentary as an executive producer), and television commercials. He has hosted the ESPY Awards and Saturday Night Live and won 19 ESPY Awards himself. 

LeBron James is also a part-owner of Liverpool F.C. since 2011. The club is known to have won the 2018 to 2019 UEFA Champions League and the 2019 to 2020 Premier League. Having become more involved in philanthropic and activist pursuits later in his career, LeBron’s charitable organization, the LeBron James Family Foundation, helped open a school, housing complex, community center, and retail plaza in his hometown of Akron.

Being a successful athlete of his generation, LeBron James is a king on the basketball court. As you know, every king needs to have a throne and a castle. If you want to see a glimpse of LeBron in not one, not two, but three luxury homes, continue scrolling the article! This article also offers interior home design inspiration if you want to transform your space similar to LeBron’s not-so-humble abode.

LeBron James’ Brentwood Mansion in Los Angeles, California

LeBron James' house in Brentwood, Los Angeles, is 15,846 square feet. It features an amazing Onyx bar for when the NBA superstar is entertaining guests in his abode. Part of the entertainment complex of LeBron’s Brentwood mansion is a game room, a pool table, a cigar room, and a home theater! Every prime athlete also needs a home gym to work out and a patio to relax – all of which LeBron’s Brentwood Mansion has.

How to Design a Cigar Room

If you are a huge cigar aficionado that always dreamed of making a space in your home into your cigar lounge, now is the time to make it happen. It does not have to be that ambitious or expensive to get started, and over time you can add more to it as you have the time and money.

However, if you are not sure where or how to get started designing a real cigar lounge, here are our tips on designing a cigar lounge in your home.

  • Pick an Ideal Location

First, you will want to pick where in your home to have your cigar lounge. It would be best to go for a location where the room can contain the smoke without it escaping throughout the rest of the home. Most people like to use the basement since it is easier to regulate the temperature for your cigars — however, it is also moister, which is bad for cigars.

The two most ideal locations to build a cigar lounge are either in a separate shed that you can build on your property just for a cigar lounge or in an attic. Attics usually have very good ventilation, and since smoke rises, you do not have to worry about the smoke spreading in your home.

  • Determine How to Deal with the Smoke

If you have your lounge within your home, you will need to have some way of dealing with the smoke to prevent it from spreading throughout your home. How much of a problem depends on how much your family or housemates like or dislike cigar smoke.

If you do not have a lounge in your attic, it will help to install an exhaust fan in the room to pull the smoky air outside. Alternatively, you can buy an air purifier — particularly a HEPA filter to siphon out the cigar smoke.

In general, the best way to prevent smoke from spreading is by using a two-step approach: first, have the room thoroughly insulated with spray foam to seal any holes, cracks, nooks, and crannies that smoke could get through. Second, have some ventilation outside for the smoke to travel, so it does not build up and settle in the room.

  • Plan your Storage

Here are the basics to storing all your cigars and accessories:

  1. A humidor for the cigars, ideally a cabinet humidor.

  2. A drawer or container for your lighter, matches, cutter, and other accessories.

  3. An ashtray and place to dump the ashes of your cigar when you are done. If you want to fancy it up, you can use this Homeroots Mouth Blown European Crystal Cigar Ashtray as an ashtray for your cigar room.

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  • Add Furnishings

The last step is to put your stamp on the lounge with how you furnish the room. The furnishings should be chosen according to both what suits your style and what would make the room comfortable for you to be in. This includes any chairs or couches, floors, and shelves. Take inspiration with this Safavieh Fullham Arm Chair Leather Vintage Cigar Brown Brass Nailheads Wood Oak Couture as a sleek and sophisticated chair for your cigar room.

Home Gym Ideas on a Budget

Home gyms are all the rave, especially now that people are spending more time indoors. Some people think that investing in a home gym is expensive. This guide will debunk that myth and show you how to design your home gym without breaking the bank!

  • Location Matters

Look for underutilized space in your home. It could be a spare bedroom, or you can set up a home gym in the basement. You could also create a garage gym if you do not plan to park your vehicles there.

  • Make a shopping list!

Once you have a workout space determined, you can decide which exercise equipment you need. Consider the needs of everyone in your household who is working out. Then, create a list of all the items you need with your budget in mind.

Some of the must-haves you can invest in are the following: cheap weight sets, kettlebells, yoga mats, treadmill, exercise ball, rubber mats, water bottles, towels, and a first-aid kit. 

  • Protect your Floor

After purchasing your cheap gym items, you want to be careful how you set them up. A piece of plywood flooring can support up to 50 pounds at one time. However, if you place a weight rack containing hundreds of pounds on top of it, over time, it could warp. Therefore, be sure to buy rubber mats to protect your flooring.

  • Organize your Gear

For weight equipment, you will need a weight rack. It keeps your weights organized and tucked away. You could also purchase storage containers to house jump ropes, towels, and more. You can even invest in this Homeroots Yoga Mat Shelf With J-Hooks for a more organized look to your home gym.

  • Add Personality to Your Space

You can create a basement gym on a budget while also making a space where you cannot wait to work out. If it is within your budget, add a fresh coat of paint, live plants (for yoga studios), or artwork that inspires you. Make this room space where you can escape from the daily noise while also helping you achieve your fitness goals. You can use this Homeroots "Live In The Moment" Grey Wooden Framed Wall Art inspiration for your home gym.

How to Design a Patio

Outside of LeBron James’ Brentwood mansion, you will find a relaxing patio area fit with marble flooring and a large decorative dining table that overlooks a spacious grassy yard. Further back, there is a huge outdoor pool and another spa, and both are situated close to the outdoor kitchen, a barbeque and beer tap, and a heated dining loggia to enjoy the delicious food. Outside there is a garage/showroom for his impressive collection of cars. Lastly, this cozy Brentwood home also features an elevator that will take you directly to the roof terrace where James and his family can enjoy the breezy LA evenings.

If you want to build and design your patio, here are the steps to do it:

  • Patio positioning and privacy

When you start to plan, think about the best position for your patio. Where does the sun sit in your garden at the time you are most likely to use it? Also, consider how you can take advantage of any views you have or create a private retreat so you can enjoy relaxing in your garden without being overlooked.

  • Size matters

Whether you are planning a cozy space for two, an area for the family to dine alfresco, or even an outdoor kitchen for entertaining, size is key. Ensure the furniture you have or are looking to buy fits the space perfectly, allowing plenty of room to walk around it. This Modway Furniture Bridge 4 Piece Outdoor Patio Conversation Set in Light Gray Beige will go perfectly for a medium to large-sized patio.

  • Consider Zonal Spaces

A great way to add zones to your patio is to create split levels with stepped areas. You can also create zones in more cost-effective ways by using plants combined with features such as paving circles, walling, and edging.

  • Insert your Style

The way you choose to decorate your home and design your garden reflects your style. While incorporating your tastes, remember to be sensitive to the style of your house too. A modern house will suit more contemporary paving styles, while traditional paving lends itself well to period properties. This Vig Furniture Renava Morocco  6-Piece Patio Set adds a modern touch to your outdoor patio.

  • Account for Drainage and Access

Using a professional will ensure that all the necessary groundworks and building regulations are covered, but if you are more of the DIY type, then think about access to your property, how rainwater will drain, and any trees or utility hole covers you will need to navigate.

  • Choose the Right Materials

Always do your research! Whether you opt for concrete, natural stone, or porcelain, each comes with its features and benefits, so you need to research these to pick the one best suited to your needs.

LeBron James’ Ohio Mansion

LeBron James' home in Ohio is located in Summit County, just northwest of Akron. James bought the Bath Township property in 2003, and in the years following, he built another 30,000 square feet onto the mansion, which sits on 7-acres. The mansion has 19 rooms in total, including six bedrooms, eight bathrooms, a bowling alley, a recording studio, a home theatre, a sports bar, and even an aquarium and barbershop!

How to Incorporate Aquariums in Interior Design

  • What is the Best Location for the Aquarium (according to Feng Shui Guidelines)?

The ideal location for your Feng Shui aquarium is in the southeast corner of your space, also referred to as the Feng Shui wealth and abundance area. This is the area that typically has the best energy to enhance wealth and prosperity. The aquarium should be located diagonally across from or opposite the entrance to a room. 

Placing an aquarium in a bedroom or kitchen should be avoided under Feng Shui guidelines. The bedroom should be a peaceful environment, and the energy of an aquarium can upset your sleep. The kitchen is where the fire element is strong, and therefore the water can clash with fire. It is said that placing an aquarium in a kitchen can create arguments in the household!

  • What Aquarium Shape should I choose?

There are many aquarium shapes that you can choose from. These are the following:

  • Rectangular Aquarium

When most people think of an aquarium, they picture the traditional rectangular-shaped tank sitting on a stand, up against a wall. While this shape of the aquarium is functional, it generally will not have that wow factor impact.

  • Countertop Aquarium

Shallow aquariums can be built into bars, countertops, and cabinets. You can take inspiration with this Vig Furniture Modrest Aquarium Modern Glass Coffee Table that you can use to put an aquarium on top!

  • In Wall Aquarium

Another option is to install a rectangular aquarium behind a wall. This gives the impression of a moving picture or a window looking under a river or ocean. Another benefit to this type of aquarium is that it can often be accessed from the back, which may benefit if the area in front of the aquarium is in use by the public.

LeBron James’ Beverly Hills Luxury Home

In July 2020, it was rumored that the estate of late soap opera icons Bill and Lee Phillip Bell hit the market at $39 million following Phillip Bell’s death in early 2020. Shortly after that, sources leaked that LeBron James was interested. The home that Lee and Bill purchased in 1986 for $2.9 million now belongs to LeBron James.

Here is what LeBron James got for the final price of $36,750,000: A sprawling compound made up of at least four structures that come in near 10,000 square feet in total, a fabulous view of Los Angeles, vaulted ceilings, screening rooms, seven fireplaces, and so much more.

If you want to design your fireplace, here are design inspiration for you to do so:

  • Invest in wood and the color white for a modern farmhouse fireplace design.

  • You can paint it black for a modern fireplace.

  • You can use a molded fireplace frame with a rustic wood mantel for a rustic feel.

  • You can trick the eye by placing a white faux fireplace and add lots of logs.

  • Invest in a kaleidoscope gray and white tiled fireplace for a quirky look.

  • Go for a white brick-painted corner fireplace for a stylish feel.

  • Choose seamless shiplap for a modern farmhouse fireplace.

Conclusion

LeBron James is a beast on the court and a king of basketball. By him being a basketball royalty, all of his luxury mansion homes are worth it! After all, every king needs a place where he can stay, relax, and unwind so he can dominate the court once again. Hopefully, the interior design inspiration above can help you transform your space into something reminiscent of LeBron James’ homes.

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