Two summer ago, basketball star Kevin Durant spent 10 days in a massive Further Lane estate in south-of-the-highway East Hampton with Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, and Andre Iguodala—the Golden State Warriors’s lineup that’s now commonly referred to as the “Hamptons Five.”
The California-based crew got their nickname because of this East End visit, which ultimately would result in Durant’s decision to leave the Oklahoma City Thunder and move on to play for the Golden State Warriors.
Durant hosted multiple teams at the East Hampton home that were trying to recruit him, including the Golden State Warriors, the Oklahoma City Thunder, the Boston Celtics (who even brought Tom Brady to their meeting), the San Antonio Spurs, the Miami Heat, and the Los Angeles Clippers.
The Golden State Warriors brought the four other members of what is now the Hamptons Five to their meeting at the East Hampton estate for Durant to meet and talk with personally.
According to the New York Times, Durant spent $100,000 for the 10-day stay at the beach house, just a half-mile from the ocean at Two Mile Hollow Beach.
Broker Renee Gallanti, who found the estate for Durant, told the Times that the high ceilings were definitely a selling point for the 7-foot athlete after showing a farmhouse which didn’t meet that important piece of criterion. At the time she showed the farmhouse, she didn’t know who her client was.
The privacy of the home was also an important factor for Durant to consider. Owner and interior designer Scott Sanders refers to his estate as the “ultimate beach house,” because of its proximity to the ocean and the privacy that’s afforded on a gated 3.2 acres of land with ample landscaping, hedging, lawns, and gardens. The home itself stands 7,400 square feet in size with five bedrooms, five full bathrooms, and three half bathrooms.
Interior details include walnut entry doors, polished stone floors, and a screened-in porch. Outside, you can see the ocean from the teak rooftop observation deck. There’s also a heated gunite pool with a waterfall, a pool cabana with a gym, a summer kitchen, private hot tub area, and a three-car garage.
A cedar bridge that connects the pool area to the tennis court is where Durant stood to pose for a Players’ Tribune photographer and would be used as the photo for a brief article that announced Durant’s decision to play for the Golden State Warriors.
Built in 2004, the home has been on the sales market since 2014, at which time it was listed for $21.5 million. After about a year on the market, that price came down to $19.75 million, where it sat up until July of 2017, when it cut the asking price down to $16.9 million.
Now, the property is listed for $14,995,000 under Sotheby’s International Realty agent, Patricia Wadzinski.
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- Exceptional Further Lane Estate [Sotheby’s]
- Inside the Hamptons House Where Kevin Durant Hosted N.B.A. Suitors in 2016 [New York Times]
- Why Are The Warriors Called ‘The Hamptons Five’? [Yahoo! Sports]
- The East Hampton Home of Scott Sanders [Open House, YouTube]
- Nearly $2M taken off Further Lane estate, now asking under $15M [Curbed Hamptons]
- A Ravishing Three Acres on Further Lane Will Run You $21.5M [Curbed Hamptons]
- My Next Chapter [The Players’ Tribune]