Photos: Kobe Bryant Selling House With Shark Tank, Hair Salon
Laker Kobe Bryant is selling his Newport Coast home. What does nearly $8.6 million (the listing price) get you? 8,471 square feet, 4 bedrooms, 4 full and 3 half bathrooms, plus a shark tank and a hair salon.
Sadly, while there are ample photos of the pool and blandly beige Mediterranean decor, there are no pictures of the two-story home's main talking point: the shark tank. We assume it's similar to the ones Gilbert Arenas has in his Virginia house, which he listed last month. (Shark tanks for NBA stars, so over? Of course, Arenas plays for the Shanghai Sharks, so that makes a shark tank kinda mandatory.)
According to Realestalker, Bryant and his wife Vanessa bought the property in 2001 from sports agent and rare coin collector Dwight Manley, who paid $1.7 million for the house in 1997. It's not known what the Bryants paid for it, but their asking price is actually not as outrageous as other homes in the area, which can go for up to $32 million.
What else does the house offer? It's in a gated community with a four-car garage, three fireplaces, an 850-square-foot fitness room, a newly installed state-of-the-art home theater with lobby and wet bar, as well as views of the beautiful Orange County coastline.
It does not, apparently, have a glass-bottomed rooftop pool or an oversized rooftop chess set, like this house in Marina del Rey that also has a shark tank.