It must be tough to leave such a gorgeous home in such a stellar location, but Austin Croshere‘s move to list his unique Malibu, CA, mansion for $6.2 million is understandable. The retired power forward has SoCal roots, but is currently employed as a TV broadcaster for the Indiana Pacers.
In fact, the former Pacers player may be a bit ambivalent about letting the exceptional place go, because he’s also making it available for rent for $25,000 per month.
Croshere ended his playing career in 2009. It wasn’t a huge surprise that he returned to the West Coast, purchasing this 5,800-square-foot residence in his home state in 2012 for $3,050,000.
Built in in 2009 by architect Steve Kent, the home is set in the hills overlooking Malibu. Floor-to-ceiling walls of glass and sliding doors, as well as the wraparound decks, allow spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean, from the “Queen’s necklace” to Catalina Island.
Austin Croshere’s Malibu, CA, home
Walls of glass and sliding doors show off the ocean views.
Set on almost an acre of land, the home has five bedrooms and 4.5 baths. The sleek and modern living space features a double-sided fireplace dividing the dining room from the living room.
The open kitchen features Boffi design in gleaming white, with Miele appliances, a Sub-Zero refrigerator and freezer, and a wine cooler.
Design features are as slick and clean as an ocean breeze. The floors are made of ash wood and basalt stone. A floating staircase near the entry leads you up to the bedrooms.
Bedroom with ash wood floor
Floating staircase over basalt stone floor
A guesthouse with a separate entrance is set beneath a deck, but it also has stunning ocean views.
Guesthouse beneath the deck
Guest house interior
And the cherry on top is a rooftop deck with a stainless-steel fireplace and plenty of lounging space.
Rooftop deck with fireplace
Croshere played in the NBA for 12 seasons after being drafted in the first round by the Pacers in 1997. The highlight of his basketball career came in the 2000 NBA Finals, when the Pacers lost to the Los Angeles Lakers. He was rewarded with a seven-year, $51 million contract. He now works as an analyst and broadcaster for Fox Sports.
View from on high