Originally published in Westchester Magazine
July 8, 2015
Former New York Knicks star and current general manager of the Westchester Knicks Allan Houston just put his Armonk home on the market for nearly $20 million.
Listed with Houlihan Lawrence at $19.9 million, the seven-bedroom home in the gated community of Conyers Farm lies on more than 10 acres of land, has 26 rooms, five fireplaces, 10 full bathrooms with marble baths, and two half bathrooms.
The French country-style mansion, co-listed by Brian Milton and Ellen Mosher of Houlihan Lawrence, was custom built for Houston and his wife, Tamara, in 2006. The couple lived there with their seven children, which should give you some idea of the size of this exquisite estate.
Of course, the home of a former professional NBA player for nine seasons wouldn’t be complete without its own basketball court and trophy room, or its own outdoor swimming pool and golf practice green. The Houstons’ home also overlooks—and sits right next to—Converse Lake, so if the heated pool isn’t cutting it, there’s a huge body of fresh water ready to be canoed or swam (swum?) in.
Famous guests? They’ve been there: President Barack Obama swung by the Houston estate in 2007 on a fundraising visit during his first presidential campaign. Houston told The Wall Street Journal that though he and Obama didn’t have time to test out the court, “[Obama’s] a Bulls fan, so we joked about the Knicks and Bulls rivalry.”
Read the full story and see the photos of the home here.