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Goodbye, Miami: LeBron James prices waterfront home at $17 million

Goodbye, Miami: LeBron James prices waterfront home at $17 million
After returning to Cleveland during the off-season, LeBron James has priced his waterfront home in Miami at $17 million. (Blue Ocean Photography | Inset: Los Angeles Times)

LeBron James is leaving behind more than just two championships in South Beach.

The NBA superstar, who took his basketball talents back to Cleveland this summer after four years in Miami, has put his waterfront mansion-estate in Coconut Grove, Fla., on the market at $17 million.

The modern compound, built in 2010, sits behind privacy walls on nearly half an acre in the Crystal View community with a 12,178-square-foot main residence, a guest house, security quarters, a 4,500-square-foot entertainment space, an infinity-edge pool and dockage for up to two 60-foot yachts.

Dark hardwoods are a common theme within the three-story floor plan, which sports vaulted interiors with paneled and coffered ceiling treatments, detailed molding and custom built-ins. Designed for indoor-outdoor living, glass walls open onto covered terraces.

Among highlights are an elevator, a designer kitchen and a home theater with stadium seating. The master retreat, one of six bedrooms and 8.5 bathrooms, sports a large walk-in closet, a spa-like bath and a private rooftop sun deck.

The 29-year-old paid $9 million for the bayfront property in late 2010, public records show. Tomi Rose, senior vice president of Opulence International Realty, is the listing agent. James also maintains a 30,000-square-foot residence in Akron, Ohio.

Following the 2009-2010 season, James spurned the Cavaliers to sign as a free agent with Miami, where he made four consecutive trips to the NBA Finals, winning two titles (2012, 2013). After exercising an early termination option in his contract with the Heat this off-season, the four-time NBA Most Valuable Player opted for a return to Cleveland, signing a two-year, $42.1-million contract with the Cavaliers.

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