Dwyane Wade, the retired Miami Heat basketball player, and his wife, actress Gabrielle Union ("Bring it on," "Breaking In," and "Bad Boys") are truly one of our favorite couples. To be expected, the power couple has some stellar properties across the country and have recently unloaded their breathtakingly beautiful $22 million Miami mansion, according to Architectural Digest. Per the outlet, the pair initially had an asking price of a jaw-dropping $32.5 million. We can see why! Over the years, we have had several glimpses of the home that sits on one acre, thanks to Union's popular Instagram postings.
Before we delve into what makes this property iconic, let's take a look at the stats. In 2010, Dwyane Wade purchased the gorgeous 12,000 square foot, six-bedroom, and 11-bathroom property that overlooks Biscayne Bay for $10.645 million. Wade completely renovated the home, according to Realtor.com, which explains why there's such a jump in the final sale price. Let's take a gander at the unique aspects of the home!
According to Architectural Digest, Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union's Miami home exudes a chic style inspired by the Mediterranean, while the Zillow listing mentions its modern take on "Spanish" style architecture. There are several rooms in the home that we could imagine relaxing in. First up, the living room is what dreams are made of. It's an airy space, and while you may want to look out of the arched windows to those beautiful views of Biscayne Bay, we suggest you look up to admire those spectacular wooden beams while lounging on the comfortable seating.
Next up is the oversized bathroom that resembles a spa, just off the master bedroom. The main standouts include the glass shower and beautiful tub for rejuvenating baths. The bathroom also has a double sink, ideal for when Union and Wade are getting ready, as well as a sitting area.
It's safe to say that Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union's kitchen was ideal, even for the most seasoned chefs. According to the Orlando Sentinel, it has it all: gorgeous tile flooring, state-of-the-art stainless steel appliances — including the luxury range — and plenty of counter space for creating memorable meals, along with a large center island with overhanging pots and pans.
If you're wondering who is making these meals, their longtime chef, Richard Ingraham, keeps Wade, Union, and the kids satisfied with healthy meals. "To be able to cook for somebody, man, you are one of the most powerful people on the face of the Earth," says Ingraham in an interview with SBNation. "You can't get any more intimate with a person besides sleeping with them than to cook for them."
To get an inside look at the retired NBA star's relationship with his chef and the kitchen, check out the first episode of Dwyane Wade's Kitchen Convos on his YouTube channel.
One glimpse of Dwyane Wade's man cave, and we can tell you where the NBA star spent the majority of his time. The room has everything, including a beautiful wood bar that's fully stocked, an old-school arcade, and lived-in leather seating.
Ready to watch the latest blockbuster? No worries, the Wades had a room for that, too. According to Thumbtack, a company that connects users to local professionals, home theaters generally cost homeowners anywhere from $2,000 to $33,000. The company notes that the price can vary depending on choices, including installing a sound system, lighting, and even plush seating. Per Lonny, you can watch a movie on the Wade family's oversized screen, which is enclosed in a chic wood built-in that definitely gives the room a cozy vibe. While the room isn't large, the spot seems like the perfect place to rewatch some of Gabrielle's best movies. We're a bit partial to "Bring it on!"
The basketball court at Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union's Miami mansion is in Miami Heat's famous red and black colors, and is set up to be the first thing guests see as soon as they walk through the front gates — which is what we would expect once we step foot onto a Wade property. Conveniently, there's a play park right next to the basketball court so Wade can watch the kids play as he shoots hoops. If you're wondering how much value a basketball court can give a home, look no further: According to Bob Vila, having a basketball court may not be the best for resale, but with a bit of further research, we found that it can actually add plenty of value.
Per 360 SportsScapes, a company that installs residential basketball courts, it can boost a property's value by $10,000 to $20,000 — hey, we'll take it! We can only assume owning a home with a basketball court that an NBA legend like Wade played on can only add value. According to the Wall Street Journal, luxury homes with courts can be sold for a hefty price into the millions in many cases. In a 2016 report that focused on selling 1,000 upscale properties that had this feature, homes with a basketball court made around $215,000 more than homes that didn't have them.
We must admit, we know that the Wade family loved spending time in this massive outdoor space just from the social media posts we've seen over the years. It also made the perfect spot for the family's impromptu photoshoots, often before Mr. and Mrs. Wade hit red carpet events.
First off, this unique area has several defined spaces with views of the ever-popular Biscayne Bay in Miami, as seen in a video produced by Realtor.com. The incredibly refined spaces include a saltwater pool, a luxe sitting area with comfortable chairs and sofas, an elegant outdoor kitchen with a five-seat bar and two TVs, and an elegant dining room, perfect for family dinners (via Today). We can thank Mrs. Union Wade for getting a constant glimpse into the family's luxe lifestyle and this specific space, which we can tell she loved spending time in.