Where does Kobe Bryant live?
The late Kobe Bryant’s house is located in Orange County, California, and he previously owned three homes in the same area. But how much is Kobe Bryant’s house worth? Well, all three of his OC homes are said to total $18.8 million! His main home though (worth $21.3 million) is pretty epic. The 15,760 square foot, 4-story property is hidden behind private gates and has a beautiful Mediterranean vibe.
The surrounding grounds are stunning and include a large outdoor pool and living area. There’s an outdoor terrace with a comfortable seating area, complete with a barbeque and fire pit for a chilled out summer evening. Paved with terracotta and stone, the garden/yard area is covered in bright and beautiful plants and palm trees which gives it a tropical feel.
Inside the home is a bit of a mystery! Kobe and Vanessa had this home custom built so there aren’t even listing photos. However, our friends over at Variety dug up public records and discovered that the home has 4-stories plus a basement, a home gym, sauna and steam room, recreation room, and a home theater.
Where did Kobe grow up?
Kobe Bryant was born in 1978 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His family moved overseas to Italy in 1984, where they spent 7 years. During his childhood in the European country, Kobe played of the Italian Basketball League and his talent was clear to see, but he also enjoyed playing soccer as a kid. After moving back across the pond in 1991, 14-year-old Kobe joined Lower Merion High School and their basketball team of course.
He led the High School team to victory at the state championships during all four years that he played for the team. His eyes were always set on a future in the NBA, and so during his high school years, he started training and working closely with the 76ers.
Although Kobe was a smart child and achieved good grades despite being an avid basketball player, he decided college wasn’t the path for him, and instead went straight to the NBA. In 1996, he was the 13th pick in the draft and was chosen for the Charlotte Hornets, but was quickly transferred to the LA Lakers which is where his incredible career in the sport truly began.