Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra, who’s getting married to a former Heat dancer in July, has already upgraded his living quarters from his bachelor’s condo.
Spo, 45, just plunked down $2.6 million for a historic house in Coconut Grove, according to property records. He is set to get hitched to former cheerleader Nikki Sapp July 1.
Public records show the two-time NBA championship-winning coach signed on the dotted line to take possession of a plantation home in the chi-chi Acreage part of the Grove on May 26 — 10 days after the Heat were eliminated from the NBA playoffs by the Toronto Raptors.
The listing agent didn’t comment, but the sales pitch for the 5,400-square-foot house included almost an acre of lush, tropical land with winding pathways and an oak tree canopy.
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The main house has four large bedrooms and five bathrooms, including servant’s quarters, and a guest cottage features another bedroom.
The 1937 house was extensively renovated as of late and now has wide-plank wood flooring and vaulted wood-beamed ceilings, a kitchen with island and top-of-line appliances and a master suite with a large terrace overlooking the large pool.
Unlike his players, who often pay cash for their houses, Spoelstra got a mortgage just like the rest of us shleppers. Naples-based Florida Community Bank gave Spo a $1.95 million mortgage.
Ever since he started rising up the ranks within the Heat, Spoelstra was living in a two-bedroom condo at the residences at the Ritz-Carlton in Coconut Grove. He also owns a summer surfer hideway in the Kehei area of Hawaii.