Richard ‘Rip’ Hamilton, a retired NBA player, bought a seven-bedroom, nine-bathroom home in Encino this autumn for $9.22 million, just below Ventura. The gated property is.62 acres in size, with a 10,580 square foot home built in 2002.
A long, gated, hedge-lined drive leads to the property. The house’s exterior features traditional design elements and is very inviting, if a little intimidating. With ornamental ceilings, folding glass panel walls, floor-to-ceiling built-ins, abundant natural stone — including black-and-white tile in the foyer — and dramatically contrasting chevron-pattern hardwood floors spotted along the way, the home’s interiors are a tour-de-force of details.
A double-waterfall-island kitchen with a large butler’s pantry, a wet bar, a master suite with a dome-vaulted bedroom ceiling and double baths and closets, a bright green-toned library, and a guest retreat are among the amenities. A pool and cabana, covered patio, and covered kitchen and dining area are all part of the lavish outdoor living area, which also includes an upper-level deck that overlooks the backyard.
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