Though he spent nearly nine years with the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers, Tristan Thompson officially plays for the Boston Celtics as of November. So, what’s a baller on the move to do? Sell the old Ohio stomping grounds, of course, as Realtor.com reported.
Thompson bought his Lake Erie home way back in 2015 for $1.9 million, a great deal below the current $3.25 million ask. Sited in a particularly ritzy part of town, within an exclusive gated community, the residence weighs in at a mansion-sized 6,242 square feet with five bedrooms and seven baths.
The exterior of Thompson’s former digs is clad in rectangular beige and gray stone and topped with a gray shingled roof. Inside, the home boasts an open floor plan, honey-colored hardwood floors, the occasional gray accent wall, and recessed lighting.
A sprawling great room contains the living room, dining area and kitchen. The entire space is bathed in natural light, thanks to a series of floor-to-ceiling windows that also serve up stunning views of the lake. The living room area is visually anchored by a large fireplace framed by calacatta quartz, which no doubt comes in handy during chilly northern U.S. winters. A sliding glass door provides access to the patio area.
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In keeping with the breezy open floorplan, the gourmet kitchen itself is totally open, so hosts can entertain their guests and cook at the same time, à la Julia Child. And any chef will be impressed by the large island with its farmhouse-style sink, white quartz countertops, calcatta quartz backsplash, state-of-the-art stainless appliances and an industrial-sized refrigerator for storing pregame (and afterparty) snacks. And for the avid boozer, the home also boasts a massive wet bar — with an aquarium, no less — plus a temperature controlled wine room.
The spacious master suite has a small sitting area, big-picture windows with lake views and a private balcony. The spa-like master bathroom includes a large soaking tub, dual sinks and a free-standing steam shower with a snazzy black-and-white tiled accent wall. For any visitors, there are three guest rooms, plus an in-law suite complete with a kitchenette for extended stays.
The listing is held by Linda Musarra at Chestnut Hill Realty.
This Ohio mansion isn’t the only piece of real estate Thompson would like to offload — he’s also trying to sell a sprawling Los Angeles home for $8.5 million. In the offseason, he and girlfriend Khloe Kardashian currently reside in a $10+ million Hidden Hills, Calif. estate.