12 Luxury Basketball Courts To Channel Your Inner Patty Mills
You can show your love for the game at these ultra-luxe residential basketball courts. Game on.
With the NBA season back in full swing and a plethora of Australian talent — think Josh Giddey, Patty Mills, Ben Simmons — we’ve got basketball on the brain.
No matter who they’re rooting for, ballers will appreciate these tricked-out, luxury indoor and outdoor basketball courts available at individual homes and luxury apartment buildings featuring touches like custom logos or contemporary design elements, these courts will make anyone feel like a pro.
From an oceanfront court in Hawaii with stadium-style seating and lighting to custom-designed outdoor courts in New Jersey and beyond, here are 12 places where you can show everyone who’s got game.
Somma Estate in Los Angeles
A true trophy estate in Bel-Air, Somma Estate is on the market for approx. $107 million and appeals to a range of interests, from oenophiles to movie buffs to sports lovers. The modern Spanish-style villa has an full-size indoor basketball court that opens directly into the auto gallery and also features a large screen so you can watch basketball games in real time for inspiration. Ultra-high coffered ceilings with recessed lighting and black walls provide a chic environment to shoot hoops.
17528 Jayden Lane in Encino, California
Nestled within the prestigious private neighbourhood Amestoy Estates, this property at 17528 Jayden Lane is built for entertaining. Not only does the outdoor area feature a 15-seater bar area (complete with an al fresco kitchen, grill and two flat screens), a large pool and a spacious deck, but just off the guest cottage there’s a full-size private basketball court. It’s perfect for morning workouts followed by cooling off in the pool.
Chateau De Lumiere in Great Falls, Virginia
This European-inspired chateau-like home in the heart of Great Falls, Virginia, offers the ultimate seclusion and privacy, plus five-star, hotel-style amenities. Plaster mouldings, glass mosaics, custom brick and cast stone, Brazilian Cherry floors and hand-forged iron are just a few of the design details to expect throughout the opulent home. However, it’s the movie theatre, spa and—for sports’ lovers—the indoor basketball court that truly makes the home shine. Take the custom elevator to the lowest level of the residence to find the bright, full-size court.
23035 North Church Road in Scottsdale, Arizona
The sprawling North Scottsdale estate at 23035 North Church Road eschews traditional desert style for a dramatic, masculine design. Spanning 1161.2sqm, the property is ideal for a professional athlete—or at least someone who takes sports and fitness very seriously. Luckily, game lovers don’t have to choose between tennis or basketball when it comes to the full-size court, as it accommodates both. There’s also an incredible gym, putting green, Olympic-size pool, weight room, lockers, a steam shower and even a tanning room.
63 Duck Pond Lane in Southampton, New York
You won’t have much convincing to do when it comes to inviting your friends or family to summer at this truly magnificent estate in Southampton, and given the long list of amenities, the more the merrier. For approx. $46,000,000 million, the home was built by renowned architects with only the finest craftsmanship and materials. Of the many amenities, like a spa, tennis court and outdoor movie theatre, the two-story indoor gym with a basketball court is quite impressive. There are panelled, wood-beamed ceilings above and the court is located just off the gym, which has a Peloton, treadmill and more.
Waterline Square in New York City
You’d never know that beneath the luxury condo building Waterline Square lives some of the city’s finest residential amenities. Waterline Club features 9290sqm of amenities for residents, which includes more than 30 sports courts, fields and studios for an array of activities. The full-size basketball court feels like a professional version with its flooring and scoreboard, and it has several hoops to host multiple games at once or regulation hoops for serious games.
Wymara Villa 5105 in Turks & Caicos
Located at Wymara Turks & Caicos Hotel on Grace Bay, Wymara Villa 5105 gives residents access to hotel amenities with their homeownership. Even better, the villas are just steps from the crystal-clear turquoise water Turks & Caicos is so revered for. This villa embodies sleek, modern design with contemporary furnishings, a stark-white interior and bright exterior colour palette, plus direct access to the water. The views are just as good outside your residence, as well, and there is a full-size basketball court (also suitable for tennis) that overlooks the ocean and beach.
Water Falling Estate in Hawaii
With seating for 450 spectators, there are few properties whose basketball court rivals that of Water Falling Estate on the Big Island in Hawaii. You can host games day or night as the court features stadium-style lighting, too. No matter the outcome, there can’t be losers as each player is rewarded with sublime views of the ocean. Just steps from the court, which can also act as a tennis court, is a cliff with two waterfalls that cascade into the ocean (hence the home’s name). The active set will also appreciate the waterslide and the Olympic-size pool with three lanes and a three-meter Duraflex Olympic-style springboard.
32 West 76th in New York City
Who says you have to live in the suburbs to enjoy high-level amenities in the comfort of your home? This townhome on NYC’s Upper West Side, on the market for a cool $25.975 million, is unlike most in the city. Not only is there 1022sqm of interior space, but a total gut renovation even created space for a basketball court in the basement. While it’s not a full court, the spacious half-court has double-height ceilings, polished maple wood and baseline and end line markings for an authentic experience. You’ll be hard-pressed to find a basketball court, of any size, in another single-family residence in the city. Read more about this one-of-a-kind home here.
50 Laura Drive in Cedar Grove, New Jersey
Inspired by European chateaux, this 13000sqm New Jersey home is like its own kingdom. The estate has everything from a koi pond and theatre to a large swimming pool and authentic Irish pub imported from Europe. Outside, there’s a state-of-the-art basketball court, which can easily be converted into a tennis court, that is ideal for pick-up games and even outdoor workouts. For the ultimate customisation, stamp it with your favourite NBA team, NCAA team or local high school team’s logo to inspire you.
The Brooklyn Tower in Brooklyn, New York
The Brooklyn real estate market is heating up, and the Brooklyn Tower features state-of-the-art, design-forward residences that rival any luxury offering in Manhattan—and overlook the Manhattan skyline to boot. One of the tallest buildings in the borough, the sleek tower also has more than 11,150sqm of amenities, including a 7-metre swimming pool, indoor and outdoor lounges, a theatre and more. On the 66th floor, there is an open-air loggia that will house the highest outdoor residential basketball court in the world once completed.
1047 North Bundy, Los Angeles
While this $60 million mansion is not currently up for sale, it’s worth keeping an eye on listings to see if it ever comes back on the market—especially if you’re a Lakers fan. Set on a secluded, 1.2-acre plot in Brentwood, with views of the nearby Getty Museum, the home has such sport-related amenities as an “all-sports simulator room”, where you can virtually play games such as golf at courses around the world, plus a “fun cave” that features a video wall with nine TVs. But the showstopper is the half-basketball court, which is inspired by Kobe Bryant and prominently features his purple-and-gold Lakers jersey colours and his jersey number, 24. Other big-name stars of the sport are emblazoned on the borders, including Shaquille O’Neal, Michael Jordan, LeBron James and more. Since it’s on a floating deck, athletes can take in views of the whole city while they shoot hoops.
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