These Homes Were Made for Star Athletes & The Ultimate Fans

Posted on Tuesday, April 16, 2019.

Whether you’re an NBA pro in the thick of spring training or a baseball fan who doesn’t miss a game, these four luxury residences from San Francisco to South Florida offer an incredible proximity to the country’s top stadiums, ballparks and golf courses—along with luxe, sport-oriented amenities of their own.

480 MISSION BAY #1405 | SAN FRANCISCO

Situated right next door to the forthcoming Warriors Chase Center —and boasting incredible views over Oracle Giants Ballpark—this incredible penthouse at Madrone is perfect for the city-dwelling athlete. Represented by Rachel Swann, the voluminous, 14th-floor residence showcases sweeping city and ocean views, floor-to-ceiling windows, soaring ceilings and high-end finishes throughout 1,921 square feet of open-plan living space. The three-bedroom residence benefits from the building’s amenity-rich offerings, including a pool, clubroom, business center, theater and gym. Just moments to Downtown, and the high-end shops and cafes of Mission Bay, this rare residence offers the perfect blend of high style and proximity to the top sports destinations in the city—so you can afford to press snooze in the morning before you head out for training.

837 GREENWAY DRIVE | BEVERLY HILLS

One of the only homes on the prestigious Los Angeles Country Club golf course, this extraordinary European estate, represented by Jon Grauman and Mauricio Umansky, showcases grand-scale living spaces, magnificent grounds and iconic country club views that will have you reaching for your clubs at every opportunity. Set behind gates on almost an acre of flat land, a wraparound motor court leads to sweeping, light-infused living spaces, including a soaring living room with restaurant-caliber bar, theatre, auto gallery and phenomenal chef’s kitchen. Magnificent grounds flow harmoniously off the living spaces, featuring expansive lawns, a floating infinity-edge pool, spa, fire pit, cabana with an outdoor kitchen and romantic, old-world gardens.

THE RITZ-CARLTON PENTHOUSE | DOWNTOWN L.A.

Just a heartbeat from Staples Center, this sophisticated offering in the iconic Ritz-Carlton is the only five-star hotel residence in Los Angeles. Represented off-market by Ansel Kim and situated on the 51st floor of the full-service building, the 6,950-square-foot penthouse is highlighted by walls of glass revealing uninterrupted jetliner views of downtown and the Los Angeles skyline. Whether you’re an MBA MVP or an avid Lakers fan, you’ll be treated like a star with 24/7 concierge, valet parking, room service and a host of resort-caliber amenities that will turn every weekend into a vacation; from access to a private owners’ lounge and screening room to the signature Ritz-Carlton spa for post-game pampering.

9927 GIFFIN COURT | WINDERMERE, FL

True to his on- and off-court persona, Shaquille O’Neal’s South Florida digs are undoubtedly larger-than-life—and awaiting a new generation of sport superstar. Represented by Chris Franciosa, Jared Ringel, Dustin K. Fealy, James Harris and David Parnes and situated on three sprawling acres, the home boasts 35,000 square feet of luxe living space—and nearly 700 feet of prime lake frontage. Highlights include a 95-foot-long swimming pool with a waterfall and tiki-style cabana, 17-car showroom garage, and, of course, a 6,000-square-foot indoor basketball court fit for Superman. Renowned for its sheer scale and uncompromising privacy, the home is set amidst Isleworth’s famed, 600-acre championship golf course, considered to be one of the most challenging in the country.




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