Chris Paul of the Los Angeles Clippers is about to spend $8.5 million, that money will go towards purchase the Bel Air mansion currently owned by pop singer Avril Lavigne.
Originally listed for $9.5 million Paul is said to have fell in love with the 12,184 square foot mansion the moment he saw it. And what isn’t to love about a home that includes 8 bedrooms, 10 1/2 bathrooms, a 10-car garage, gym, sauna, wine cellar and even a covered outdoor living room.
Closing the deal are a bunch of people including real estate broker Jade Mills of Coldwell Banker, Ikem Chukumerije of SportsRelocation.com and various reps for Chris Paul.
The mansion is a popular hotspot among the younger rich Hollywood types, before Avril Lavigne owned the home it was lived in by now divorced couple Travis Barker (Blink-182) and Shanna Moakler. The home was featured on Barker’s MTV reality show “Meet the Barkers.”
In terms of paying for the home, I wouldn’t be surprised if it was a cash transaction, after all Chris Paul is currently in year 3 of a 4 year $68,000 contract and that doesn’t include any endorsements or bonuses he may have earned over that same period of time.
Hopefully the home brings Chris Paul more luck than the last two couple’s who lived in it, those relationships both ended and the evil house of breakups kept getting put immediately back on the market.
Would you want to buy the house where relationships go to die?