OKC Thunder star Chris Paul puts Houston mansion on market $8.3 million

OKC Thunder: Chris Paul attends the State Farm Assist Tracker Event (Photo by Brock Williams-Smith/NBAE via Getty Images)
OKC Thunder: Chris Paul attends the State Farm Assist Tracker Event (Photo by Brock Williams-Smith/NBAE via Getty Images) /

As Chris Paul prepares for his first season with the OKC Thunder he gets his house in order literally putting his $8.3 million Houston mansion up for sale.

Just in case you wondered how long newly minted OKC Thunder player Chris Paul would keep ties with the Houston after being traded by the Rockets this summer — not long.

In fairness, most players who get traded tend to pull up roots from the team they were playing with and at least initially move to their offseason home. Depending on the situation the athlete may elect to rent or purchase if they expect to be in the area for a longer contract term.

Yet, players don’t always sell their homes. Former OKC Thunder power forward Patrick Patterson bought a beautiful condo in Toronto when playing with the Raptors and intended to keep the home after leaving. This might be due to Patterson’s avid involvement in films and the Toronto Film Festival. And, hey Toronto is a multi-cultural mecca, with amazing restaurants and a great place to live.

It wouldn’t be surprising to learn Russell Westbrook and wife Nina also decide to keep a residence in Oklahoma City given the numerous years spent with the OKC Thunder and the relationship the Brodie built within the community.

However, that’s not the case with Chris Paul who wasted no time putting his $8.3 million Houston, Texas mansion up for sale. Since there is uncertainty over how long CP3 will remain with the OKC Thunder it’s unlikely the Paul’s will purchase a home in Oklahoma City, instead, they’ll likely rent until he moves on to a contending team.

As per Claudine Zap of Realtor.com the details of the home. Zap’s description of the home includes:

"The property is described as “picturesque modernism partnered with Old World Mediterranean,” and its layout features five bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms, and 10,000 square feet. Built in 2013, the Lauren Rottet-designed home offers details such as Texas limestone, 200-year-old farmhouse oak beams, and clay roof tiles imported from France."

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For those interested in viewing pictures of the Paul mansion click on Claudine Zap’s name which is linked directly to the information on the residence.

Additional information about the property and can be found on the site Mansion Global in a detailed overview by Miabelle Salzano.

Notably, the 10,000 square feet home is very modern looking with a European mix.  Pictures highlight the selling points of the home (as per Zap’s link again).

Some of those include high ceilings with a dining room table sandwiched (roomily) between a fireplace and wall to wall wine enclosed glass wine rack. Also pictured is an outside seated area overlooking a fire pit and pool.

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Meanwhile, Paul continues to focus on preparation for the upcoming season with the OKC Thunder.