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Allan Houston Puts His Home on the Market for $19.9 Million

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The Westchester home of former NBA star Allan Houston -- complete with indoor basketball court and trophy room -- is listing for $19.9 million.

Measuring about 19,300 square feet, the house sits on more than 10 acres in Armonk, N.Y., in the exclusive gated community of Conyers Farm, according to real-estate agent Brian Milton of Houlihan Lawrence, who is listing the property with colleague Ellen Mosher. The French Country-style estate has seven bedrooms, 10 full and two half bathrooms, Mr. Milton said.

Mr. Houston played for the New York Knicks for nine seasons before retiring in 2005, and is now assistant general manager for the team. The house was custom built in 2006 for Mr. Houston and his wife, Tamara, who have seven children, ages 3 to 16.

Made of hand-cut stone, the house has a number of sports-focused amenities. The circular trophy room has a wooden floor patterned with a silhouette of Mr. Houston shooting a basket. A gym overlooks the barrel-ceilinged basketball court, a space Mr. Houston said comes in handy for events as well as shooting hoops. "It's very versatile," he said. There's also an adjustable-height basketball hoop in the driveway, which Mr. Houston said he installed at the request of one of his sons.

On the grounds, there's a swimming pool and a golf practice area with a putting green and sand trap, Mr. Houston said. The home has frontage on Converse Lake, which can be used for swimming and canoeing, Mr. Milton said.

In 2007, the Houstons hosted a fundraiser for then-presidential candidate Barack Obama. "He's a Bulls fan, so we joked about the Knicks and Bulls rivalry," Mr. Houston recalled, but said the two "didn't have time to go on the basketball court."

Mr. Houston said the family will likely stay in the area, but will probably look for a place closer to downtown Greenwich, Conn. The home was previously on the market for just under $25 million, but Mr. Milton said he felt "this price was more accurate to today's market."

Mr. Houston lives next door to the former home of director and actor Ron Howard, who sold the 32-acre estate for $27.5 million last year.