2014 – Miami New Times
PROJECT: CHRIS BOSH HOME
Chris Bosh may not be the league’s most valuable player, but he does own the NBA’s most valuable real estate portfolio. Not only is Bosh’s North Bay Road home on Miami Beach the most expensive home owned by a current player, but he also owns a home in California that is the third most expensive.
LeBron James and Dwayne Wade aren’t that far behind. They also own the fourth and fifth most expensive homes in the league, meaning that the Heat’s Big Three own four of the NBA’s five most expensive homes.
The data comes from HoopsHype. In case you’re wondering, it’s Kobe Bryant filling out the top five with his California mansion coming in at second.
Here’s a look at Bosh’s Touzet Studio-designed Miami Beach mansion. He bought the home back in 2010 shortly after signing with the Heat for a cool $12.5 million, almost $3 million more than Bryant paid for his second-place home.
Here’s the $9.4 million mansion Bosh owns in Pacific Palisades, California. He bought the home in 2012, but, according to a Realtor.com report, he’s renting the resort-style pad out for $45,000-a-month.
LeBron James’ Coconut Grove home is the fourth most expensive in the league. He bought it in 2010 for $9 million. With 12,178 square feet of living space, the manse features six bedroom and eight-and-half baths. It includes a gourmet kitchen, wine cellar, paneled library, home bar, glass-tiled infinity pool, an 8-foot crystal chandelier, and a guest house.
Though it was reported back in 2010 that Wade bought his La Gorce Isle home for $10.6 million (which would have made it the second most expensive), HoopsHype says it’s only worth $8.9 million. The home is just blocks away from Bosh’s place.