Ben Simmons is selling his $23 million LA home – DIRT

On the heels of selling his New Jersey mansion to Philadelphia Phillies right fielder Nick Castellanos for $4.6 million — following a trade from the Philadelphia 76ers to the Brooklyn Nets — controversial NBA All-Star Ben Simmons now intends to unload this lavish Hidden Hills estate he picked up less than a year ago. The asking price? A hefty $23 million – that’s $5.5 million more than he paid for the place last June.

Designed and built in 2021 by Nobel LA, Simmons’ 1.5-acre gated lot is located at the end of a secluded cul-de-sac, on a lush, manicured parcel dotted with olive trees. Crafted in the trendy modern farmhouse style, it’s decidedly distinct with a striking exterior carved out of vertical reclaimed wood siding and charcoal-toned brick.

A total of seven bedrooms and eight bathrooms are spread over 12,000 square feet of dark-toned living space, with amenities including two swimming pools, a guest house, a gym, and a three-car garage. A wide driveway and motorized courtyard in front of the house, which has an awning front door that swings into a hall. Spacious rooms are punctuated with marble and hardwood floors, oak paneling, wood-beamed ceilings, designer lighting, and walls of glass.

A large, voluminous room is particularly notable for its large two-way “floating” fireplace clad in marble and brass. To one side of the fireplace is a living room offering a huge picture window and automated Fleetwood glass doors that open onto a patio; the other side hosts a swanky dining room outfitted with a duo of custom metal chandeliers reportedly costing over $100,000 each, plus a temperature-controlled wine wall and concealed catering kitchen with quality appliances commercial.

Other highlights of the main level are found in a long glazed hallway. Among them: a screening room equipped with a candy dispenser, as well as a fireside family room with built-in shelves for collectibles, an indoor “Zen garden” and access to a back patio with a patio. seating area and fireplace. An elegantly designed kitchen is fitted with glass burners and a pop-up vent integrated into the marble island, as well as a dining area; and just around the corner is a pantry and office with a full bathroom.

A curved staircase rises upstairs, where an overhead bridge leads to a plush master retreat adorned with a fireplace and designer showroom closet. Double glass doors open to a luxury soaking tub with two chiseled marble sinks, soaking tub and steam shower; and outside, the backyard features an infinity pool and spa with Baja shelf, cabana, fire pit, and outdoor dining area.

The piece de resistance: a glamorous guesthouse with a kitchenette, a bespoke bed tucked next to a marble fireplace, a walk-in closet, and a marble bathroom with sinks, tub, and glass-enclosed shower — not to mention of its own pool dive.

Kate Newton of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties owns the listing.

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