Former NBA superstar Michael Jordan’s home in suburban Chicagoland is for sale, and the photos are incredible. The sprawling 56,000-square-foot, 7-acre property was originally listed at $29 million and has been on the market more than six years. The price has been slashed several times over that period, and it’s now listed at just shy of $14.9 million.
Located in Highland Park, Illinois, about 25 miles north of downtown Chicago, the compound has 18 rooms, including nine bedrooms. It was originally built in 1995 and underwent an extensive rehabilitation in 2009, according to the listing.
Here’s an exterior shot:
It has a number of impressive features, including a regulation-sized basketball gymnasium:
Check out the circular infinity pool, complete with a grass island at the center:
It even has a putting green:
If basketball and golf aren’t your thing, you can hit the tennis court:
The cigar room would certainly elevate your poker night:
Despite these amenities and more, the home has thus far eluded a buyer. So what makes this mansion such a tough sell?
For one thing, as realtor Gary Lucido pointed out in a post for Chicago Now, the super-sized compound is quite the outlier in its area. In the last 11 years, the most expensive home that sold in Highland Park was a comparatively small 11,000-square-foot home that went for $5.1 million in 2011. That home was also situated directly on Lake Michigan, one perk that Jordan’s property lacks. The fact that Jordan’s home doesn’t have a lot of comparable competitors in the area makes it harder to determine its true value to a potential buyer.
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What’s more, while one-of-a-kind features like an entrance gate featuring Jordan’s number on the Chicago Bulls, 23, are certainly dazzling, they’re also highly specific to the person who chose them, making the home less appealing to would-be buyers who want to put their own personal spin on the property.
Although the price has been slashed to nearly half that of the original, and several strategies have been employed to move the property over the years, including a failed attempt to put it to auction in 2013, so far nothing has stuck. If you or someone you know is interested in this unique property (and happen to have $15 million laying around), contact the listing agent, Katherine Malkin.
[h/t: Business Insider]