Chris Mullin has had the kind of NBA career that most can only dream about: The former forward and general manager of the Golden State Warriors was so lethal in racking up the points that he earned a berth in the Hall of Fame, and two Olympic gold medals. Now, the retired player, who also played with the Indiana Pacers, is heading east for a new job, to lend his genius to the St. John's Red Storm. And since he can't pack up his house and take it with him, he has just listed his home in California for $2.6 million, according to reports.
The 5,469-square-foot property ought to appeal to anyone who likes Mediterranean style accommodations, and still wants a space that is approachable and homey. Nestled in a half acre in the sloping valleys of Danville, Calif., the five-bedroom, five bathroom property is airy, colorful, and has ample elegance and comforts befitting a busy family. The front facade is welcoming, busy with color and texture. Landscaping reflects both the house's Mediterranean inspiration, and native plants.
A grand foyer with a wrought-iron railing and a sparkling chandelier, plus a great room with a welcoming fireplace, both take up two stories, allowing tremendous amounts of light to come into the spaces. While many Mediterranean and classically inspired homes make generous use of marble and stone, Mullins opted for arched windows, wood floors, and plaster pillars and moldings, all of which that endowed the property with plenty of warmth and approachability. Mullin didn't sacrifice beauty in favor of comfort, however; he did use marble to accent the four fireplaces throughout the main house.
The kitchen, which extends to a rounded breakfast nook, features up-to-date appliances, loads of counter space and an area where chefs can organize the family's meals or plan huge gatherings. Other amenities include an entertainment den, a backyard pool, plus a standalone guest cabana with its own bedroom and a bathroom.