|Winning the NBA Championship is, of course, a valid reason to celebrate. And that’s exactly what most Miami Heat players did earlier this summer, letting loose at Miami club Story with celebrities including rapper Drake and Dwyane Wade’s girlfriend, actress Gabrielle Union.
Shane Battier, however, chose to celebrate his team’s second straight title with a modest trip to Denny’s. Perhaps the 6-foot-8-inch forward was preparing for his big $3.225 million purchase — a luxurious new pad in Coral Gables, FL.
Rumors of the basketball star’s possible departure from the Miami Heat went wild when he listed his Coconut Grove home for $1.895 million on July 3.
However, fear not Heat fans — Battier remains a Florida resident. It appears that he purchased his new Coral Gables mansion the day before he put his previous home up for sale.
According to Gossip Extra, Miami-Dade County records show that Battier recently became the owner of the historical home, located near the Riviera Country Club. Built in 1926, the 5-bedroom 5-bathroom mansion has been renovated and polished to perfection.
Battier has gained some significant square footage with the new home, upgrading from 4,342 square feet to 6,550 square feet.
The colonial-style architecture stands out from the norm of Mediterranean-influenced homes that prevail in the South Florida region. Notable features of the home include a huge walk-in closet, outdoor kitchen, pool and a large deck with views of the surrounding greenery.