Former Boston Celtics basketball star Paul Pierce recently scored $8.7 million for his decked-out Mediterranean-style mansion in Calabasas, California. According to the L.A. Times, the retired athlete bought the salmon-colored home, which was previously owned by Michael Jackson, for $6.5 million back in 2009.
It’s only right that Pierce made a profit on the place, as he added a two-lane bowling alley and a Celtics-themed basketball court complete with the team’s logo during his ownership. With the eight-bedroom property totaling 16,000 square feet of living space, this is grand living at its finest. The entryway alone makes a statement, as it boasts a two-story foyer with a glistening chandelier and a huge sweeping staircase.
Of course, the things that make this spot stand out don’t stop there. Pierce also enjoyed a home movie theater, a bar, a billiards room, and a gym. And while no swanky California residence is complete without a swimming pool, the one at this dwelling features not one but two hot tubs beside it.
Pierce reportedly made this purchase after he won an NBA title with the Celtics, and that wasn’t the first time he celebrated with real estate after a major accomplishment. When he first signed with the Boston squad, he gifted his mom a $3.4 million six-bedroom home.
Originally Appeared on Architectural Digest