NBA and NASCAR Whiz Brad Daugherty Is Flipping a Santa Barbara Home

  • Brad Daugherty

    Brad Daugherty  (┬ęChris Condon/PGA TOUR)

  • Room for outdoor entertainment.

    Room for outdoor entertainment.

  • Who needs a kitchen island when you have... spools?

    Who needs a kitchen island when you have... spools?

Former NBA All-Star Brad Daugherty has racked up his fair share of careers, from ESPN analyst to NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team owner to commercial real estate investor. His newest endeavor? Flipping houses. Less than a year after purchasing a three-bedroom ranch home in Santa Barbara, CA, for $2.36 million, he's relisted the property for $2,795,000 -- promising a $435,000 profit if it sells for full price.

Daugherty made a name for himself starring at center for the Cleveland Cavaliers, averaging 19 points per game over his eight-year career. He retired after the 1993 -- 94 season due to a back injury, and soon began pursuing his feverish passion for NASCAR, owning stakes in several teams and serving as a professional racing analyst for ESPN.

His California flipper has been beautifully updated: Removing the kitchen island and adding white open shelving make the space feel larger and bright. A few buckets of white paint -- not to mention bifold doors opening onto the back patio -- bring the sun indoors and provide easy access to the outdoor space.

The 2-acre estate features a pool (curiously shaped like a quotation mark) and plenty of room for leisure, including a two-stall barn with tack room, fire pit, and barbecue. No room for a racetrack, though -- which might just be why Daugherty's moving on.