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NBA star Kawhi Leonard slams down $13.3 million for Southern California home

Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard (2),r m
Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard in the second half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018, in Denver.
(David Zalubowski / Associated Press)

Where Kawhi Leonard lands next basketball season is anyone’s guess, but it appears the Toronto Raptors star and impending free agent will be spending his offseasons in Rancho Santa Fe.

Leonard has paid $13.3 million for a home in the affluent San Diego County community. The purchase was made using a corporate entity that lists the two-time Defensive Player of the Year as manager, public records show.

Set on a lot of more than five acres, the Tuscan-style estate has been extensively renovated and updated for modern living.

Amenities include a workout facility with a dry bar, a home theater, a gourmet kitchen and two offices. A steel-framed wall of glass looks into a temperature-controlled wine vault in the tasting and bar room.

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The 13,000 square feet of interior also holds seven bedroom suites including a customized master suite with two dressing rooms and a spa-like bath. There are 10.5 bathrooms in all.

Outdoors, the grounds center on a multi-section pool complete with a raised spa, a conversation/fire pit, waterfall features and Baja decks. Various patio areas, a tennis/sports court, fruit orchards and lawn fill out the setting.

The property had been listed for $15.995 million at the time of the sale, records show. Over the last month, the median sales price for the area, based on 19 transactions, was $2.29 million, according to Redfin.

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The purchase is a homecoming of sorts for Leonard, who played two seasons of college basketball at San Diego State University before entering the 2011 NBA Draft.

The 27-year-old forward began his career with the Spurs, with whom he spent seven seasons and won an NBA title in 2014. After requesting a trade from the team last year, Leonard was traded by San Antonio to Toronto in a deal involving fellow all-star DeMar DeRozan.

He will be an unrestricted free agent this summer.

Laura Barry and Jason barry of Barry Estates were the listing agents. Laura Barry also represented the buyer.

neal.leitereg@latimes.com | Twitter: @LATHotProperty


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