Dustin Brown and the Kings will kick off the Stanley Cup playoffs on Wednesday in Las Vegas, but back in the L.A. area, the star right winger is making a play of a different sort: He and his wife, Nicole, have put their home in the Manhattan Beach area up for sale at $6.999 million.
Custom built for Brown and his family four years ago by Matt Morris Development, the East Coast-vibe traditional home is full of character and colorful details.
Vibrant wall covering, detailed millwork and bright accent pieces create visual interest from room to room. Built-ins run from floor to ceiling in the living room and den. A custom mud room scores style points with a row of individual lockers.
The 6,450 square feet of interior also includes a chef's kitchen with an island and built-in booth seating. The master suite — among the six bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms — sports a sitting area, fireplace and freestanding soaking tub.
The basement level is set up for entertaining and has a full kitchenette with a bar, a movie theater and a game room. Nearby is a custom bunk room.
Pocketing steel doors open to a heated covered patio with a fireplace. Also on the grounds is a swimming pool and infrared sauna.
"Dustin and Nicole basically gave us carte blanche to design the house out," said Matt Morris, the developer, who collaborated with interior design firm Lucas Studio on the project. "They wanted a modern family house, and this really is the perfect fit for a family."
Morris and Lucas Studio are currently in the process of building another home for the Brown family.
"We had a lot of fun with the first one, so we're collaborating again," he said.
Morris, who is also a real estate agent, and Christa Lyons of Strand Hill Christie's International Real Estate hold the listing.
Brown, 33, has spent his entire 11-year career with the Kings since joining the team as a first-round draft pick in 2003. The all-star scored a career-high 61 points in 81 games played this season.
He was captain of the Kings teams that won Stanley Cup titles in 2012 and 2014.
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12:57 p.m.: This article was updated with additional details about the home.