REAL ESTATE — LeBron James’ Miami House Puny Compared to Ohio Compound!

LeBron James Ohio house

At 35,000-square-feet, LeBron James’ Ohio house is one of that state’s largest single family home (Bing maps)

MIAMI –The big question this weekend among Miami hoops fans was how LeBron James could turn his back to sexy South Florida for the harsh climes of gritty Ohio.

We investigated, and here’s what we found out: Unless it’s to go to practice or Cleveland Cavaliers games, James never has to leave his house!

And by the looks of it, it’s surprising he didn’t find himself a little tight on space in his Coconut Grove cocoon.

LeBron James and Jeanette Degado

Swan Lake anyone? LeBron James and ballerina Jeanette Delgado in a promotion campaign for Miami City Ballet (Courtesy Miami City Ballet)

His place in Bath Township, Ohio, according to local media, is three times larger on 5.5 acres — and the structure’s 35,000 square feet boast:

— 19 rooms, including six bedrooms and eight full bathrooms and a master bedroom with a two-floor walk-in closet

— a recording studio

— a two-lane bowling alley

— a casino

— a movie theater

— a sports bar

— a full-fledged salt water aquarium that stands taller than LeBron

— a barbershop

. . . all of it for an estimated $10 million.

Meanwhile, in the Coconut Grove area of Miami, LeBron lived on a zero lot-line property he bought for $9 million!

LeBron James' house in Miami

LeBron’s Coconut Grove house, one third of his Ohio place (Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser photo)

By any standards, his house here is large at 12,000 square feet.

But it had none of the amenities of Ohio — except for a second-to-none view on Biscayne Bay and a dock for yachts up to 60 feet.

Click here to spot LeBron James’ Miami area home on the new map of celebrities

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  1. A 1911 SHOOTER says

    Ohio, isn’t that the place people run from to places like S Fla when they have some $$. ?

    • Enjoying the intracoastal views says

      It’s all about location, location, location. He is always gone for long periods of time when living in Ohio. I would, too. What else do you do after walking from room to room?
      I have a view of the ocean or the intracoastal from every room. I don’t even use the dishwasher. Even washing dishes is like being on vacation. When I moved from the northeast 9 years ago; I was so home sick but every time I thought about the long and dreary, depressing days; I wouldn’t be so homesick anymore. I used to love the cold but I am over it. I need sunshine and palm trees and intracoastal views! OMG, can’t imagine life without them. I’ll keep my modest 1,500 sq foot condo. Actually, it’s only 1,350 because the balcony is 150 sq feet.