This Is Where it Started
On the second to last day of the year 1984, a young mother from Akron, Ohio, gave birth to a healthy boy. The young mother, Gloria Marie James, named him her newborn boy LeBron, which roughly translates to “the brown-haired one.”
Unfortunately, Gloria James had to raise that little boy all by herself, with only the help of her mother. But regardless of the absence of a father figure, she raised him to become a person everyone wants to know.
A Single Parent
With her mother’s passing when she was only 19, Gloria had to raise the boy alone, and he was now just over two years old. This meant no more help from anybody, so she had to care for a little boy on her own.
While going from one neighborhood to the next in Akron, finding a job was difficult, so life became quite challenging. This was when she decided that she needed to move to a place where there’d be some stability for her and the boy.
An Unstable Life
While they were living in Akron, they moved around a lot, and often they stayed with friends. This made him change schools regularly, and he lost nearly half of the year while traveling from one place to another.
At this time of his life, he found comfort in sports and started playing pee wee football for the South Side Rangers. This team, where he found sanctuary, was coached by Frank Walker, who decided to look out for the family.
The New Place
When Frank Walker and his wife Pam heard that the young mother was looking for a new place, he made her an offer. So, they moved in with the Walkers and became part of a healthy home environment where a child could grow up.
Frank and his wife asked Gloria to move in with them until she found something permanent for her and her child. This was the best thing that could happen for the little boy who was struggling to find his place in life.
First Introduction to Sports
A great opportunity was given to LeBron by Frank, who was the coach of the youth football team. When he was still in fourth grade, he joined the team and became friends and teammates with Frank Walker Jr.
This was a great way for the energetic young boy to find his feet and become part of a team. Becoming part of something that meant a lot to him was only the beginning of a new era in his life.
When LeBron James was nine years old, he was introduced to basketball by his coach and mentor, and that changed everything. After his first taste of basketball, there was no stopping this young player, and he played whenever he could.
His first introduction was joining the first rec-league basketball team, the Summit Lake Community Center Hornets. This was where he belonged, James was in his element now, and things just started happening for this young athlete.
Just one year after joining the team of Frank Walker, LeBron James joined the Shooting Stars basketball team. This was a traveling youth league basketball team and was part of the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) from Northeast Ohio.
This team became both a local and national hit and showed that LeBron was an exceptional player. Life was becoming great for the young boy who had recently struggled to stay ahead with his schoolwork.
The Fab Four
It was playing for this team that LeBron and three of his teammates became known as the Fabulous Four. They were LeBron James, Sian Cotton, Willie McGee, and Dru Joyce, who led their basketball team.
These four also became best friends off the court and ended up in the same high school after a mutual decision. They all chose to attend the private school, St. Vincent-St. Mary high school.
How They Came Together
While LeBon was playing in the Summit Lake community team, Dru Joyce or Little Dru was playing at the Ed Davis Community Center team. They practiced together at the Salvation Army gym and soon started playing together in the traveling Youth League team.
Cotton, who was a football and baseball player, was persuaded to play basketball and joined them soon after. When McGee moved from Chicago to live with his older brother, he joined their team. With the addition of McGee, the group was complete.
Great Things Await
When joining this school, the first thing that Lebron did was join the many different sports teams played with a ball. LeBron became a favorite in both the football and basketball teams, where he dominated in all aspects.
Unfortunately, he had an injury while playing football, making him focus more on playing basketball than the other. According to expert sports analysts, if it weren’t for that, LeBron would easily have been chosen to play in the NFL.
Savannah was born on August 27th, 1986 as the youngest daughter of JK and Jennifer Brinson. She was one of five children and, being the youngest, was raised by all members of the family.
She grew up in a stable and healthy environment with parents who taught her the better values of life. This made her appreciate many things and made her care not just about her close family but also about those who are in need.
An Open Home
As long as Savanah can remember, her parent’s house was always open to those who needed a place or any help. Her parents were always taking care of others who were in need.
These were some of the values she learned from her parents, which made her the person she is today. Any kid or friend of her two brothers and two sisters who had some kind of trouble or need was always welcome in their home.
A Great Athlete
While she was a member of the cheerleading squad, Savannah Brinson was also quite an accomplished athlete in her own right. She also grew up in Akron and was in a rival school in the area where LeBron was born and raised.
She was part of her school’s softball team and had quite a busy social life at the age of 16. At that time, she knew nothing of the popular basketball player just a few miles away.
LeBron and Savannah Meet
He was only 17, and she was 16 when they met, making them the first famous couple from Akron, Ohio. When asked much later, LeBron could still remember what color clothes she wore that first day they met.
They first met when Savanah was a high school sophomore and LeBron was attending a rival school; they became high school sweethearts after that. She remembered that he had asked a friend for her number and she decided that she would take his phone number.
Get the Courage
According to LeBron, he didn’t have the courage to ask her out at first and asked a friend to be his wingman. Even though they were in rival schools, that didn’t bother him, and he decided to go after her anyway.
Even though he didn’t muster the courage to ask her out, they eventually became a couple and have been ever since. Many fans and the press say they are the first power couple coming from the same highly competitive area.
Fortunately for LeBron, the wingman dared to ask for Savannah’s number on his behalf and passed it on. Savannah recalled she first thought to say no and ask for his number instead, so she could decide whether or not she wanted to meet him.
It didn’t take long for her to make a move and give him a call, which according to her, wasn’t a dramatic decision. She recalled she had the number of a boy and decided to call him and see how it went.
A Local Hotshot
Because they were both athletes, LeBron asked her to attend one of the basketball games he was playing. She was quite surprised to find out that he was very talented and that he was a local hotshot at his high school.
After that match, she joined him and his team at a local Applebee’s, where they could get to know each other better in a friendly environment. This was the beginning of a years-long relationship that just got better over time.
First Official Date
For high schoolers, their first date was quite a decent feat; he took her out for an Outback Steakhouse dinner. According to Savannah, the date was very good but what impressed her most was the deed of chivalry after dinner.
She had her leftovers packed in a takeaway bag but forgot to take them with her. Luckily, he saw that she’d missed the bag and took care of it by bringing it to her.
A Real Gentlemen
LeBron James was a real gentleman and respected her parents’ rules by staying within the curfew set by them. He was wise enough to know that winning the favor of her parents was the best way to earn the girl’s respect.
LeBron made sure that her family knew that he was quite serious about Savannah and obeyed their rules. He brought her home in time and tried not to get on the bad side of her father.
Personality Won Her Over
Even though LeBron was quite a hotshot at his high school, his talent wouldn’t win her heart. She wasn’t interested in anything other than his personality and him being himself; that’s what made him attractive to her.
She didn’t need any fans or the spotlight or a big bank account to make her fall for this young athlete. She stuck with him right from the start, and they grew together into a great couple.
New to the NBA
In 2003, LeBron James was not yet 19, and he was already a top pick in the NBA draft. This was a big year for him, not just because it was his senior year in high school but also for his basketball future.
He was destined for greater things than just being the hotshot basketball talent of his high school. Before he could get his bearings, he played for the Cleveland Cavaliers, which started his big-league life.
Much Higher Expectations
This was not junior or high school basketball, this was the big leagues, and much more was expected from LeBron James. Being the youngest rookie placed much more pressure on this talented player, even someone as talented as LeBron.
He was becoming an adult very quickly, much faster than was expected of most 18-year-old boys who’d just started senior year. But that was to become even worse with the newest event happening in the life of LeBron James and Savannah Brinson.
The pressure on LeBron was getting even stronger when he received the news that Savannah was expecting a baby. Everything happened at once; he was now a senior in high school, became the youngest ever top pick draft for the NBA, and now this.
With life getting a lot more complicated and intense, his first season in the NBA was about becoming very busy. But being the professional athlete that he is, he withstood the pressure and supported his high school sweetheart.
Keep it Together
By the time it was prom for the 18-year-old Savannah, she was already five months into her pregnancy. She designed the dress to hide the bump, but she said afterward that she looked terrible. Luckily, that’s just her opinion.
The design was quite fashionable at that time, so nobody noticed that she was hiding something from them. They both got through this and became better people and a baby richer, even though she was quite nervous.
She Was Scared
She was scared to tell her parents that she was expecting a baby and what it would do to LeBron’s new NBA career. LeBron put her mind to rest with the assurance that they’d get through this together, no matter what.
LeBron told her that this wouldn’t slow them down and that they’d keep doing what they were doing. This put her mind at ease, so she told her parents about it and everything worked out just fine.
Their First Child
Then, on October 6th, 2004, they became a family of three. They called the baby boy LeBron James Jr. The apple didn’t fall far from the tree, as he’s just as talented as his father and participated in various sports.
But having the name of a famous father can have its own difficulties, as he experienced in his young life. There was a lot of pressure on Jr. to walk in the footsteps of an overachiever like LeBron James.
LeBron James Jr. is affectionately known as “Bronny” to his parents and everyone else close to the family. He also needed that pet name so people could know they weren’t talking about his famous father.
Bronny is a talented sportsman in his own right and has focused all his attention and talent on basketball. At high school age, he’s already drawing a lot of attention and will bring honor to his family name.
Then, There Was Bryce
Three years after their firstborn, LeBron and Savannah had another child, a baby brother for Bronny, Bryce Maximus James. Following in his father and brother’s footsteps, he started playing basketball at a very young age.
This son of Lebron was named after the main gladiator Maximus in his favorite movie, The Gladiator. Even though LeBron still needed to attend a practice session, he stood by Savannah all the time she was in labor.
Following Big Shoes
He can easily join the NBA in a few short years and even at the same age as his father at 18. This will be a great lineage of excellent sportsmen from the LeBron James family.
At the age of 15, Bryce was already a little taller than his older brother, Bronny, and played his father’s favorite game. It will be a great day for LeBron James if he can play with both of his sons in the NBA.
Life Goes On
After the birth of his second son, LeBron James decided to move from his hometown team, Cleveland Cavaliers, to Miami. His many fans at home weren’t happy when they heard that their favorite player was going to join a rival team.
This happened in 2010 when LeBron became a free agent and joined the Miami Heat team. He was welcomed by the officials, and the team’s fans, with open arms.
Some Didn’t Take it Well
Many Cleveland Cavalier fans made their voice heard when it was announced that LeBron was making a move. This was made public on the TV special, The Decision, and was accepted with mixed emotions.
He signed a six-year deal with Miami Heat and brought a lot of talent and experience. In his own words: “To have the best opportunity to win now and to win into the future.”
Making it Permanent
LeBron and Savannah had been an item for many years now, and with two children already, they needed to make their arrangement permanent. So, LeBron popped the question in 2011, and they were engaged for two years.
On September 14th, 2014, they celebrated their years together and got married. Their wedding took place in San Diego and lasted for three days to make it extra special while everyone enjoyed it.
They’re a Daughter Richer
Just over a month after they got married, their daughter was born on October 22nd, 2014. This was a happy day for the father, LeBron James, who admitted a great change in his life.
According to LeBron, it changed him in many ways, especially the responsibility he felt for the women in his life. He also said that being Zhuri Nova’s father made him a better, stronger, and more dedicated man.
Zhuri Nova James
At a young age, she already knew how to use the family name to become a little star on her own. With a YouTube channel of her own, All Things Zhuri, she has more than 200,000 followers.
Regular videos about her own daily life and parents are posted for the subscribers to view. Her family, friends, and loving parents are featured in these videos.
To the delight of his many fans back home, Lebron announced in 2014 that he was returning to his home team. This was indeed a happy day for his fans and those who supported the Cleveland Cavaliers.
It was also great for both LeBron and Savannah to return home to where they first met. Now, they could settle there and let their children grow up in the same place they fell in love.
Keeping His Promise
When Lebron James returned to his home team, he made them a promise that he’d give them another win. This promise to grant the city another championship was what he planned to do.
In 2016, the man made his promise come true, and the Cleveland Cavaliers won the NBA finals. This was all to the delight of his home team fans and the LeBron James fans.
Savannah Keeping a Low Profile
All the while, his wife, Savannah, kept a low profile and stayed home with the kids, playing mom and housewife. Every now and then, she’d appear in public with her husband on occasions, but she didn’t like the limelight.
It’s not that she didn’t have the personality and looks to become a star herself. According to her, it wasn’t her scene, so she wasn’t available for many interviews.
Learned From Her Parents
Just like her parents, Savannah decided to give back to the community and started a mentorship program for teenage girls. This local mentorship was for girls in her hometown and community called, Akron: Woman of Our Future.
The whole family got involved in her charity undertakings, and even her husband, LeBron, became involved. She also started the LeBron James Family Foundation to do good deeds in the world.
A Helping Hand
This foundation helps youth in the community with problems and keeps them in school. Helping youth overcome difficulties and giving them a better education will give them a better and more secure future.
The foundation led by this couple also started the I Promise School, a public elementary school in Akron, Ohio. This will help to lay a sturdy foundation for those children with troubled backgrounds to have more stability.
More to Give
Savannah threw her heart into these foundations and started another one called the I PROMise Makeover. This is an organization that provides prom dresses for underprivileged teens in the community.
This made an impact on the community in which they grew up and met each other. A lot of money has been donated by the LeBron James Family Foundation towards scholarships at Akron university.
The James household is one happy family and is just what LeBron and Savannah wanted for their home and children. Because LeBron grew up without a father, he wanted to be there for his children so they could have what he did not.
This is a great achievement for someone who didn’t have dual-parent role models when growing up. Now, both LeBron and Savannah James are happy to be called Mom and Dad.
The Woman Who Raised Him
Even though Gloria struggled to give her son the best she could, she achieved a lot with little to spare. It’s clear that LeBron has a great appreciation for the woman who raised him into the man he’s become.
Nowadays, he’s able to provide for his wife and family and give his mother everything she didn’t have. This is a great way of saying ‘thank you, mom!’
Home of Hospitality
Just like her parents, Savannah made the James home a place of hospitality and enjoys having friends and family over. The same values she was taught by her parents are now part of their huge home in Los Angeles.
Every visitor to their home is made to feel welcome and stay for dinner or just have coffee. It’s great to see that these people didn’t forget their roots.
Just the Same People
Even though they’re very popular and have millions of fans, the James couple didn’t change. They’re still the down-to-earth people they were when they just started out with much less at their disposal.
It’s important to LeBron and Savannah that their children stay humble, which is why they provide that example. As LeBron has said, his family keeps him grounded.
Keep it Going
Since that day in 2002 when they first met, LeBron and Savannah have been together and kept it that way. They went from high school sweethearts to the mom and dad of three children and they became famous.
They’ve made it far and will keep going for the sake of their family and true love. It’s nice to know that they’re committed to each other, their children, and their fans.
Celebrity real estate has always been one of our biggest obsessions. We are always curious to know what luxurious homes our favorite stars live in, you know, what that amount of fame and fortune can buy you. Most of the time, when we get a sneak peek into the star’s homes, they have pretty standard living arrangements – but every once in a while, we see a house that is so bizarre we have stop and ask ourselves if the interior designer was playing some joke. When Dr. Phil’s mansion hit the real estate market, the internet was excited to see what was inside, and so were we…
Phil McGraw as We Know Him
Phil McGraw, or as you may know him, Dr. Phil, is one of Hollywood’s highest-paid celebrities. The television personality’s annual income in 2019 was a whopping $95 million. Yes, you read that right. $95 million!
Dr. Phil, who started as Oprah’s protégé, is the host of one the most-watched syndicated talk shows on television. McGraw earns an upfront fee from the show, as well as a big percentage of advertising revenue and cash from product placement. As you have probably already guessed, Dr. Phil lives a lavish life.
The Viral Listing
In early January 2020, Dr. Phil listed his Southern California mansion for sale. This may not seem like groundbreaking news, Dr. Phil isn’t generally the tabloids’ top gossip celebrity, yet lo and behold, the listing went viral.
The internet could not help but poke fun at Dr. Phil and his bizarre mansion. Social media blew up with pictures and tweets of the estate – they were saying what we were all thinking…
What a Weird Looking Gate!
The mansion’s exterior alone gives us some mixed signals, on the one hand, it’s hard not to raise an eyebrow looking at this tangled gate. If someone were to ask us what we thought of the house based solely on the gate, we would say that the inside of this house is probably bizarre.
However, as soon as you go through that ghastly excuse of a gate, Dr. Phil’s house begins to give all sorts of mixed signals, and for a variety of reasons…
But the Driveway Looks Normal!
As soon as you drive into the house’s driveway, you see a completely normal-looking house. By all intents and purposes, this is a perfectly liveable home that most people would be more than happy to purchase if money wasn’t an issue.
With plenty of space for cars to park and exit as they please, the gate seems to be the only strange feature of the home. However, the interior of the house is laden with many surprises…
A Seemingly Normal House
The mansion is beautiful and welcoming, and it is hard to imagine anything out of the ordinary goes on inside. In the backyard alone, there is a stunning tapestry of flowers and foliage.
Moreover, beautiful Roman statues surround a picturesque pool, which contrasts perfectly against the greenery. There really doesn’t seem to be any indication of weirdness in this house. The signs that this home is a seemingly normal-looking home keep on showing up at every turn, at first…
As you can see, from the outside, the mansion looks like a typical Beverly Hills house. It has a pale yellow Tuscan exterior, a crystal clear pool, green grass and palm trees, and pretty generic patio furniture.
It is clear that Dr. Phil and his family must have spent many summer nights eating outside in this beautiful dining area. They probably spent a lot of mornings out in this area as well. But the outside doesn’t tell the entire truth about this home…
A View From Above
The real estate listing pointed out that the property has “eclectic finishes,” and they couldn’t have chosen a better description of what goes on inside the house. That’s when you walk into the 6,170 square-foot interiors and wonder if you were magically transported into a different dimension.
From a bird’s eye view, the house looks like the kind of estate you would come to expect from an A-list celebrity. While this house looks like something out of MTV Cribs, there is more to it than meets the eye…
The McGraw family hoped to sell the house without a problem, but then, the listing went viral. Not because of the mansion’s beautiful views or the huge living space – it wasn’t even because of the $5.75 million price tag.
The mansion made news because of its whacky design choices that were bizarre beyond belief. The sheer size of the mansion is enough to justify the price of Dr. Phil’s estate. However, there seems to be a good reason why it is stealing the headlines…
His Son Lives There
A representative of the McGraw family said that Dr. Phil himself has never lived in the home, his son, Jordan, is currently using it. Celebrities often provide their family members with beautiful homes, and Dr. Phil is no different.
It appears that Jordan is responsible for the current look of the mansion. While the exterior, for the most part, seems to be an ideal Beverly Hills pad, his design choices inside leave a lot to be desired…
Images of the house uncovered how unusual the interior design is. Nothing like you’d expect a world-renowned psychologist to have. At first glance, the exterior of the mansion makes it seem like a normal house.
With a stunning pool that would be fit for any celebrity pool party, the mansion seems to have all the makings of the set of a Hip-Hop music video. Who wouldn’t want to have this in their home? And the apparent “normality” of the home doesn’t end there…
Beautiful Front Lawn
Even the front lawn of the mansion, for the most part, screams out the following: “Hi, I am a perfectly normal mansion located in Beverly Hills. Come and buy me now.”
However, when you step inside that, you suddenly realize that something is a little off. The mansion has many unusual features – a room with a pool table with large claws and a grand staircase with huge vines wrapped around it. It’s all a bit out of this world…
Who Chose That Fountain?
As you turn your head to the left just a little, it is clear that the cracks started to show in Jordan’s designing decisions very quickly. The following fountain seems so out of place.
What could have brought Jordan to make such a wild decision for his home? On face value, it seems to be a wild idea – a reptilian character throwing up water. While it doesn’t seem to fit in, Jordan actually has a very good reason for his choice…
Tim Burton Inspired
In the past, Jordan has given reporters an exclusive tour of the unique Tim Burton inspired interior, which has since been slightly renovated. He revealed that he wanted to create his fantasy world.
“The whole place, the idea is kind of Tim Burton threw up on a canvas, and it turned into a house,” he explained. A serpent fountain greets visitors, a replica of the one at the beginning of the famous Halloween classic, A Nightmare Before Christmas. “Unfortunately, Jack Skeleton hasn’t crawled out of it yet,” Jordan said jokingly.
Walking through the entrance of the property, everything looks pretty standard – other than the fact that there is a purple swing as you walk in. Although the color scheme isn’t our favorite (in our opinion, all black everything is a little ’80s), there is nothing too weird about this entrance.
Perhaps this was a tactical move, an attempt to reassure guests that this is a somewhat normal home and not a house of horrors.
The Living Room
Initially, the living room looks like a standard living room. As a whole, this looks like a nice living room, but then you notice that nothing matches, and the longer you look, the weirder it gets.
This living room is a mix-matched mess, with custom art and animal figurines that surround the fireplace. According to the listing, these one-of-a-kind pieces can be kept upon purchase of the property.
Is That a Bar?
Walking into the great room is where things start getting a little too eerie. There is a chandelier that looks like it came straight out of an evil queen’s castle. The chandelier sits under a black and white checkered dome, and for reasons beyond our understanding stands as the centerpiece of the house’s wet bar.
Naturally, our eye is drawn to the sweeping staircase draped in woody vines. To top it all off, the bar’s stools have antler-like backrests.
The following photo provides a clearer image of what the chandelier looks like. With what appears to be drop-like shapers shooting up to the ceiling, it is certainly a sight to behold.
Moreover, the many neon art pieces and colorful ornaments hit home the idea that Jordan was going for a surreal motif reminiscent of something out of a Tim Burton film. It seems like whatever angle you look at this area, the room appears to look stranger and stranger…
Through the Looking Glass
At first glance, the black and white ceiling looks like it must be a mistake – it looks like when the McGraw family purchased the property, no one had the energy or time to repaint!
But when you pay a little more attention to detail, you notice that the black-and-white ceiling and the entryway are designed to look like the rabbit hole that Alice In Wonderland crawls through. This is yet another homage to Tim Burton, who directed the film in 2010.
This second living room, which was described on the listing as “the fireplace” is, in our opinion, a pretty chic room. There is a post-modern art-deco vibe, and we like it. The truth of the matter is, it seems like the interior designer had so many ideas, they decided to pour them all into this one room – somehow it worked in their favor.
There isn’t any room for anything else on these walls, so if the person buying this property has art pieces of their own, they’d better find a place to hang them elsewhere.
On Point Art Dealer
Twitter quickly became the main source of ridicule for the McGraws’ house. Many people commented on the random art that was featured throughout the whole house, claiming that an art dealer saw this guy coming a mile away and got ready.
One user tweeted, “If you spend a bunch of money, I guess you can call anything ‘art.'” The internet had questions, and they wanted answers. We want answers as well, does Jordan not know how to say no to bad art?
The Living Room
If you haven’t noticed until now, there are bizarre figurines of rabbits and bears in almost every living space. We don’t know who loves these figurines or why, but in our opinion, they are just plain creepy – it seems as though you can’t walk into a room without having an animal stare you down.
That’s the least of this room’s problems, the couch is way too big (and weirdly colored), and there seems to be a pile of suitcases in the middle of the room. Not much of a family room if you ask us…
The Dining Room
If this were our dining room, we’d probably eat at restaurants for the rest of our lives. We’ll start with the light fixture. It is creepy enough to make us lose our appetites – and the dark walls don’t help. This room is uninviting, to say the least, the carpet is making us dizzy, and the heavy chairs are just too much.
To top it all off, if you do decide to eat in this room, you’ll be dining with an orange bear figurine that will be staring you down throughout the whole meal.
The Billiards Room
Just as you would expect, Jordan’s house has a game room, a billiard room to be exact. You would guess that such a room would be simple, all you need is a simple billiard table and a couple of pictures hanging on the walls, and you’re good to go. Nope, not as far as this interior designer was concerned.
The decked-out billiard table matches the floors, each one of the table’s legs has it’s own special standing point on the royal blue floor. Confused? Us too.
Another room that was the main source of the internet’s infatuation with the house was the billiard room. People could not stop tweeting about how ridiculous the pool table’s legs looked.
One Twitter user wrote that the room looked like they were going for a “cracked ice look on a budget,” while others commented on how it looked like someone had spilled milk near the pool table. What seemed to be an innocent house listing turned into the internet’s biggest gag.
Before the Remodel
Before the royal blue floors and billiard table, McGraw’s game room looked a little different. The room is almost unrecognizable as it was painted matte black – though, as you can see, the lighting fixture survived the remodel.
The house also featured three pinball machines and a floating mini-golf court, which made for the perfect space for a recording artist to relax and unwind in between recordings. The young artist often lets friends live in the house with him when they need a place to crash.
The Master Bedroom
McGraw and his 43-year-old actress girlfriend, Ragan Wallake, enjoyed the master suite upstairs. The blue room is one of five bedrooms and six bathrooms and opens up to a private balcony overlooking the half-acre grounds.
From the angle in which this photo was taken, the room does not look that big, but if we had a bed that looked anything like this one, we would probably never leave it. The view from the room is breathtaking, so it’s hard to imagine why anyone would want to give it up.
What On Earth Is That?
Peeking into another bedroom, we see it has an Alice in Wonderland vibe to it. With a neon image of a cat on the wall and wild, bold design choices from top to bottom, you have to be seriously open-minded to be a guest in this room.
However, probably the most striking feature in the room is the eery-looking treehouse in the corner. What on Earth could it possibly be and who (or what) would even consider using it?
Jordan’s Sphynx cat had its own treehouse and to be honest, it looks fancier than anything we have ever owned. As you can see, the bedsheets and carpet are the same in both rooms.
The only things that differentiate the two beautiful bedrooms are the wall’s colors and the room’s overall theme. It looks as though Jordan let his guests sleep in the Tim Burton styled room while he enjoyed a more mainstream bedroom. Which room would you rather sleep in?
Another major renovation moment this house had, happened in the kitchen – and let us just say, we are happy it did. The old kitchen had a dark theme to it, it seems like they were going for an all-black-everything vibe.
Although we’re guessing it was supposed to look slick and chic, cooking meals in such a dark and disturbing environment does not seem appetizing at all. After the remodel, the room opened up, it looks much bigger than it did before, and also very welcoming.
A Wild Observation
One person who was quick to make some wild observations about the interior of Dr. Phil’s weird mansion was Daniel Miller. He couldn’t help but point out the bizarre addition of the following items on the wall in the dining room.
For obvious reasons, we had to blur out what exactly was on the wall and we are not going to spell it out for you. Put it this way, it looks more like something more out of Scarface than out of a Tim Burton movie!
So Many Weird Ornaments
One thing is for sure, Dr. Phil’s mansion is laden with strange and wonderful ornaments. Not only do they vary in color, but they also seem to come from a variety of cultures and influences, creating a truly psychedelic motif for the home.
Whether it be Burton-esque fountains, abstract piggy banks, bizarre-looking treehouses or neon lights, the end result is a melting pot of strange ornaments. Somehow, someway, Jordan was convinced that they would all work well together!
Living in a Mansion
Jordan and his bandmates, who used to live in the house, were big partiers. “We’ve been known to have a few parties,” Jordan admits. He said that his neighbors were forgiving and that he and his nearest neighbors have a “don’t call the cops policy” – they text each other when they’re too loud.
Jordan’s famous father, Dr. Phil, always calls before stopping by. “He is really, really good about never coming over unannounced,” Jordan said, laughing.
Dr. Phil’s Properties
This unusual house was not the first major property Dr. Phil has sold throughout the years. In 2011, the TV host and his wife, Robin, sold their Mediterranean villa in Beverly Hills for $12 million.
The gated property is nearly three-quarters of an acre, and it has a main house, a guesthouse, an outdoor dining room, and a swimming pool. The main house features a two-story entry, a theater, a gym, eight bedrooms, and nine bathrooms.
Son of a Star
Jordan McGraw, 31, is a budding musician. He started playing guitar at 15 years old and has been working hard at establishing a pretty successful career. It may seem like McGraw has had help from his father pursuing a career in music, but Jordan has been working hard for years to make a name for himself.
Over the past 15 years, Jordan has been a part of three bands and is now taking on solo endeavors. In late 2019, he dropped a single with actress Sarah Hyland.
Time to Move On
Jordan, who is currently on tour with the Jonas Brothers as the band’s opening act, has enjoyed the house thoroughly since moving in. He has made it his own, adding a recording studio, a candy wall, and ultimately decorating the house exactly the way he envisioned it to be.
Despite the internet poking fun at him, Jordan loves the house and is proud of what he has accomplished in it. He even posted many videos that were filmed inside the house to his YouTube channel.
The Happiness Begins Tour
Jordan, who has been working at his musical career for years, is finally catching his break as he is opening for the Jonas Brothers, who are on tour promoting their fifth studio album.
He has gushed about his enjoyment of the tour on many occasions, revealing that he and the brothers have more fun backstage than they do on stage – reassuring the readers that they have a lot of fun onstage. We can’t help but wonder if the brothers have been to McGraw’s eccentric mansion – and if so, we’re dying to know what they thought of it.