Well it seems the economic crisis in the US, specifically in the housing market, is affecting everyone including celebrities and professional athletes. The Cleveland Scene today is reporting that New York Knicks basketball player Larry Hughes still is unable to sell his Bratenahl, Ohio home from when he played for the Cavaliers even though he has slashed the asking price repeatedly. Bratenahl is a wealthy suburb of Cleveland. Hughes was traded by the Cavaliers to the Chicago Bulls in February of 2008, and is now a member of the New York Knicks. I love checking out the crib’s of these pro baller’s. Remember when we showcased Dwyane Wade’s Miami house? This isn’t quite as nice, but close.
The current asking price for Hughes Cleveland home is at a bargain basement price of $2.1 million (Still more than most of us could afford). Here are the house highlights and a couple pics incase you are in the market:
An English inspired, designed brick and stucco colonial sports a formal European feeling. Located in the prime Hanna Estates of Newport, this home is designed to accommodate a family and a carefree entertainment lifestyle. Walk to Lake Erie, yacht basin or private club for social evenings along the water’s edge. Just minutes to downtown Cleveland for fine dining or professional sports.
•Full, finished carpeted lower level
•Warm, rec room, 17 x 16, has brick gas-fired fireplace and corner built-in entertainment center with big screen TV
•Billiards room, 20 x 20, has built-in cue stick rack, opens to gaming table and wetbar with wine cooler, refrigerator, ice maker, dishwasher and seating at counter for three guests
•Mirrored fitness room, 33 x 13
•Large marble steam and sauna room
•Full bath with shower
•Carpeted bedroom with walk-in closet
•Whimsical theater with stage, projection screen, side alcove seating areas, tiered seating of plus leather recliners and surround sound
•Barbershop equipped with professional hairdressing chair, sink and dryer