NBA’s Brian Shaw and wife chef Nikki Shaw list Oakland home for $7.9M
Surprise — estate features a remodeled kitchen and a basketball court
Former NBA player and current L.A. Clippers Assistant Coach Brian Shaw has listed his Oakland Hills home for $7.9 million. If the home sells near that price, it will be the most expensive single-family deal in the East Bay market since a $20 million sale on the Oakland-Berkeley border in 2016, according to listing agent Peter Monroe of Coldwell Banker Realty.
Shaw and his wife Nikki had the home custom built on a 3-acre parcel they bought in 2001. It was completed in 2003, just as he was transitioning from a 14-year NBA career — winning three championships with the L.A. Lakers — to coaching. He was an assistant coach for the Lakers and went on to become the head coach of the Denver Nuggets before returning to the Lakers and ultimately the Clippers, where he has been the assistant coach since 2021.
As an Oakland native, Shaw drove by the Ridgemont area with his mother every day on the way to school and “dreamed of one day living in the neighborhood,” Monroe said via email. He ended up buying two lots, one for himself at 13367 Campus Drive and another nearby on the same street for his parents.
The Shaws “spared no expense” in the home’s construction, Monroe said, with more than $1 million sunk into the foundation — 200 piers embedded a minimum of 30 feet deep into the bedrock.
When designing the 9,200-square-foot, one-level home, Shaw was influenced by the architecture he saw during his time playing for Italian basketball team Il Messaggero Roma in the late 1980s and early ‘90s, Monroe said. In addition to the large footprint and sunset five-bridge views over the bay, some of the other unique features of the home include an indoor pool, two in-wall fish tanks, two koi ponds, a six-car garage with a circular motor court, an outdoor kitchen with pizza oven, a fruit and vegetable garden and a dog kennel. There is also, of course, a basketball court.
“It was absolutely difficult to find comps for this unique property as it is one of a kind,” Monroe said.
Nikki Shaw is a celebrity chef who was a finalist on the third season of “The Next Food Network Star” and has worked on health and wellness outreach programs with the Golden State Warriors and the Oakland A’s. She is responsible for the home’s open concept layout, according to Monroe, which allows for easy entertaining while in the kitchen.
The kitchen underwent a remodel in 2022, Monroe added, and now has an oversized island with waterfall countertop, black stainless steel appliances, an alkaline water dispenser, and taller-than-average countertops to accommodate Shaw’s six-foot, six-inch height.
The Shaws are both from the Bay Area but found they only spent about four months of the year at the property, Monroe said, where they often hosted fundraising events. They decided to sell because their youngest child just graduated from college and the time seemed right to downsize. They are considering a move to Southern California or Las Vegas.
The home just came on the market, but Monroe said the response has been positive thus far.
“Very rarely does an iconic property like this hit the market in Oakland, so there has been a lot of interest in viewing the property in person,” he said.