Inside Kobe Bryant's Former California Home That Is Back on the Market After Selling Just a Few Months Earlier
Following the death of NBA great Kobe Bryant, his widow Vanessa Bryant listed their property in Irvine, California, for $1.9 million. Two days later it sold. But now, less than six months after that sale, the house is back on the market.
Read on for a look inside the home and to find out what the current asking price is.
Kobe Bryant’s former home in Irvine, California
While the Bryant family’s primary residence is in Newport Coast, the Los Angeles Times noted that Kobe and Vanessa purchased the Irvine home as an investment property in 2013.
There has been $200,000 worth of renovations done on the Tuscan-style house located in the guard-gated, family-friendly community of Summit at Turtle Ridge.
The home is one-story with more than 2,300 square feet of living space and has three bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms. It also boasts wood-beam ceilings and hardwood floors. The open, gourmet kitchen has a large marble center island with a farmhouse sink. There’s a breakfast nook as well. French doors open up to outdoor space complete with a stone patio, brick fireplace, hot tub, bar, and barbecue grill.
The poperty is currently listed for $2.6 million.
The late basketball star’s childhood home recently sold
Another one Kobe’s former homes hit the market in 2020. His childhood home in Pennsylvania was listed for $899,900. Kobe’s parents sold the house, located in a suburb outside of Philadelphia, in 2008.
It has five bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms. The large living room opens up to a modern kitchen with granite countertops and custom maple cabinetry. There’s also plenty of outdoor space for entertaining. But the best part is the actual basketball hoop where Kobe practiced as a teen is still in the driveway.
The listing for the home read: “This beautiful Colonial has been meticulously maintained and is located in the heart of Wynnewood — close to shopping, dining, and you’ll love the easy commute into Philadelphia. It happens to be the former home of beloved NBA superstar Kobe Bryant. He spent his teenage years living at 1224 Remington and attended Lower Merion High School from 1992-1996… The home’s most significant feature is Kobe’s basketball hoop in the driveway where he spent countless hours perfecting his craft.”
TMZ Sports noted that the property sold in November 2020 for $810,000.
Kobe Bryant’s death
On Jan. 26, 2020, Kobe along with his daughter Gianna “Gigi” Bryant and seven others were killed in a helicopter crash near Calabasas, California.
The NTSB’s report, released in February 2021, found that the pilot Ara Zobayan “flew into the clouds” which caused “spatial disorientation” and led to the fatal crash. The report also stated that there is “no evidence that Island Express, the air charter broker or the client [Kobe Bryant] placed pressure on the pilot to accept the charter flight request or complete the flight in adverse weather.”
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