Two of Seattle’s favorite former Sonics have been active in the real estate market recently — one locally, and the other in Southern California.
After offering up his Maple Valley mansion for $3.7 million last summer, retired legend Shawn Kemp recently brought it back to market at $2.5 million. That’s a mere $100,000 more than he paid for it in 2003, records show.
And Golden State Warriors superstar and onetime Sonic Kevin Durant has listed his Malibu home for sale at $13.495 million. He bought the place last year for $12.05 million.
Kemp’s lakefront retreat spans five forested acres. The gated grounds include a 13,000-square-foot home, a swimming pool, spa, putting green, tennis court and, of course, a basketball court.
Fit for a big man, the two-story home features high ceilings over expansive living spaces. Paneled walls touch up the living room and formal dining room, and other highlights include an open-concept kitchen and a pair of wet bars.
There’s also an office, recreation room and multiple bonus rooms. Upstairs, a second-story balcony takes in views of the flat backyard and tree-covered grounds, which descend to Webster Lake.
Five bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms round out the floor plan, including a master suite with a spa tub. A four-car garage fronts the home, and across the property, there’s a larger detached garage.
Kemp, 49, played eight seasons in Seattle after being drafted by the Sonics in the first round of the 1989 NBA draft. Over the course of his 14-year career, he racked up 15,347 points and 8,834 assists.
Jane and Robert Potashnick of Coldwell Banker Bain hold the listing.
The multilevel house that Durant is selling was built in 1976 and recently remodeled. It is tailored for beachfront living with sliding walls of glass and terrace balconies on three levels. A small wooden staircase descends from the main patio area directly to a sandy cove on Broad Beach.
An open-concept living room, a dining room, a center-island kitchen, four bedrooms and six bathrooms lie within more than 5,100 square feet of interior space. There’s also a media room with a glass-enclosed wine rack and a movie theater. An elevator serves each floor.
An outdoor spa and dining patio finish off the indoor-outdoor setting.
Durant, 30, is a 10-time all-star and was the NBA’s most valuable player in 2014. He was the second overall pick by the Sonics in the 2007 NBA draft.