While news of LeBron James' $17 million listing has been leading real estate headlines, new teammate and fellow all-star Kyrie Irving has made a move of his own, buying a Westlake, Ohio, home from former Cavaliers guard Daniel Gibson and his estranged wife, singer-songwriter Keyshia Cole.
The 22-year-old point guard paid $800,000 for the two-story residence, found on more than half an acre west of Quicken Loans Arena. Gibson paid $1.25 million for the property in August 2009 and had asked as much as $1.1 million for the home last year.
The Tudor-style home, built in 2007, sports Brazilian cherry hardwood floors, coffered ceilings and stone accents. Features include a music studio and lofted area with a hidden room and a finished basement complete with a home theater, fitness room, trophy room and wet bar.
The first-floor master suite touts a walk-in closet and a bathroom with a soaking tub and salon-style chair. In all, the home counts four bedrooms and six bathrooms in slightly more than 5,500 square feet.
Irving, the No. 1 overall pick in 2011 and the 2012 rookie of the year, agreed to a five-year contract extension with the Cavaliers in July that will pay him $90 million over five seasons.
Gibson, 28, was selected by the Cavs in the second round of the 2006 draft and played seven seasons with the team. He last appeared in an NBA game with Cleveland during the 2012-13 campaign.
Cole, 32, has released six studio albums, three of which have been certified platinum by the RIAA. The Grammy-nominated artist’s latest album, “Point of No Return,” debuted earlier this month.
Sylvia Incorvaia of Keller Williams Realty listed the property on behalf of Gibson and Cole. Linda Musarra of Chestnut Hill Realty represented Irving in the sale, which closed in late September, according to Cuyahoga County public records.