Dealt by the Mavericks to the Knicks this offseason, Jose Calderon is now looking to strike a trade of his own. The NBA point guard has put his home in Dallas on the market at $2.475 million.
The residence, a Santa Barbara-style built in 2009, mixes sunlit interiors with designer touches including hardwood flooring, arched doorways and French doors. The 6,389 square feet of living space has a living room with a fireplace, a formal dining room, an office, a wet bar, five bedrooms and 5.5 baths.
Features include an updated chef’s kitchen with dark wood cabinetry and a master retreat with a large soaking tub. A game room/media room sits above the two-car garage.
After signing a four-year, $32-million contract with the Mavs the previous offseason, the Spanish-born guard was shipped to New York in a six-player deal for Tyson Chandler, who won an NBA title with Dallas in 2011.
Calderon paid $2.55 million for the property in May 2013, public records show. Jamie Adams of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International has the listing, which was first spotted by Dallas real estate reporter Candy Evans.
As for his new home, Calderon now faces the decision of whether to rent or to buy in the Big Apple.
In a typical offseason, players who own property in their team state tend to remain closer to their homes while those who rent normally return home for the summer, said Ikem Chukumerije, a real estate broker and chief executive of Sports Relocation.
“During this off-season, we’ve assisted more than two dozen NBA players in moving into summer rentals, and the process started almost immediately after the season was over,” Chukumerije said, noting that only four players have purchased homes using his services.
Calderon’s new boss, Knicks president and former Lakers coach Phil Jackson, opted to buy this month, paying $4.85 million for an apartment in midtown New York. Found within the Osborne, a historic brownstone residence on West 57th Street, Jackson’s new home features inlaid oak and cherry flooring and hand-carved pocket doors in 2,600 square feet.