Chris Bosh must really like fresh towels, minibars and room service. The Miami Heat’s All-Star forward will receive the five-star hotel treatment when he comes to visit his hometown after splurging on an exclusive three-bedroom unit at the Ritz-Carlton Residences in Dallas.
A stark contrast to his ultramodern compound in South Beach and his Pacific Palisades party palace, Bosh’s new luxury spread features floor-to-ceiling glass, a trio of stone fireplaces, and hardwood and marble flooring. The 4,250-square-foot floor plan contains a study, media room and a master suite with a palatial spa. An open kitchen, den and living room area overlooks the downtown Dallas skyline.
In addition to Bosh’s in-house perks, guests of the Ritz-Carlton are treated to a host of luxury amenities. Along with the standard pampering — valet, room service and 24-hour concierge services — residents have access to a posh wine tasting room, an on-the-premises signature restaurant, an outdoor resort-style swimming pool, a full service spa and a fitness center.
Candy Evans of Candy’s Dirt, the preeminent source for Texas real estate news, had this to say about the NBA star’s new digs, including the scoop on its previous owners:
This much-photographed unit was once owned by Dallas Symphony Orchestra Maestro Jaap Van Zweden AND violinist Michael Guttman.
Sources tell me the two are very good friends, and often make real estate investments together. Which is interesting, but not a totally unique concept: families and friends often purchase homes together, particularly second vacation homes. It’s a great way to spread out costs and split equity.
The unit originally came to market in early 2013 for $2.9 million; however, it saw a 10 percent price increase in September and last listed publicly for $3.2 million. Records show that Bosh paid a cool $3 million for the apartment in early October.
Bosh, 29, starred at Lincoln High School in Dallas and later attended Georgia Tech before being selected fourth overall in the 2003 NBA Draft by the Toronto Raptors. An eight-time All-Star, Bosh joined the Miami Heat in 2010 and has won back-to-back championships playing alongside LeBron James and Dwyane Wade.