Lakers executive Johnny Buss finds home court in Chatsworth

Lakers executive Johnny Buss finds home court in Chatsworth
The Lakers executive's new Chatsworth home features a tennis court, a pool and a private boat dock. (Riley Jamison Photography | Inset: Getty Images)

Lakers executive and owner Johnny Buss will be holding court in Chatsworth after buying a lakefront estate in the area for $2.625 million.

Found within the guard-gated Monteria Estates, the home features a Colonial-style main residence, a one-bedroom guesthouse, a north-south tennis court, a pool and spa and a private boat dock on more than 2.5 acres.

A koi pond and motor court sit at the front of the home, built in 1980. Entered through a grand foyer, the home opens to a double-height living room with floor-to-ceiling windows and a fireplace.

The three-story floor plan, clad in hardwoods and detailed molding, has a formal dining room, an office, a pub/game room, a sun room, five bedrooms and five bathrooms in about 5,600 square feet.

Among highlights is a center-island chef’s kitchen complete with a large brick fireplace. The second-floor master sports a walk-in closet and a fireplace.

French doors open to an outdoor patio overlooking the property. Pergolas wrapped in wisteria and rose bushes wind through the landscaped grounds, leading to the lighted tennis court and down to the lake frontage.

The detached guest house adds an additional bedroom en-suite and fireplace.

Buss, 58, is the oldest of late Lakers owner Jerry Buss’ six children. The part-owner currently oversees corporate development for the NBA team.

The property originally came to market in October 2013 at $2.895 million, records show.

Stephen and Liz Kaseno of Ewing & Associates Sotheby’s International Realty were the listing agents. Christine Williams of RE/MAX Olson & Associates represented Buss in the sale.

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