May 23, 2018 by Billionaire Addresses
Professional basketball legend Shaquille O’Neal has listed his Florida mansion for $28 million. The 31,0000-square-feet home is located near Orlando in the expensive Windermere neighborhood. The waterfront estate hit the market last Thursday. For more about the mansion and property, read below.
Thanks to Zillow for the images. Overhead shots thanks to Bing.
In addition to a customized mansion, the Shaq-sized compound holds a 6,000-square-foot basketball court, a 17-car showroom and a resort-style swimming complex fittingly dubbed “Shaq-apulco.” The three-acre grounds sit on the coast of Lake Butler.
Opulent living spaces inside the main residence are fit for a man with a 7-1 build.
There’s a chef’s kitchen with a six-foot granite-top cooking island and a 17-car showroom-style garage. Also, another 2,000-plus-square foot garage with recording and dance studio.
Before it was listed on Thursday, O’Neal’s realtor first had to determine how to put a price on the custom luxury property. “There is no house that is comparable on the market,” he said. “He had to go through the house for days.”
And finding comparably priced homes in the same ZIP code for the estate was really hard, he said. O’Neal’s celebrity name attached to the property doesn’t hurt the price either.
“The house itself is just magnificent,” the realtor said.
The “master retreat” takes up 900 square feet of the second level and includes a four-room closet, his and her master baths and two balconies.
The former Orlando Magic player decided to sell his Isleworth home, which includes the 6,000-foot indoor basketball court (pictured above), because the NBA legend isn’t spending much time there with his new gig in Atlanta as a basketball analyst for TNT, said Elise Ramer, public relations director for Sotheby’s. The indoor basketball court is a newer addition to the estate.
The massive pool overlooking Lake Butler includes a deep end with the depth of 15 feet. There’s an extra large sunken hot tub and a summer kitchen.
In all, the home holds 12 bedrooms and 13 bathrooms. The master suite, whose closet has four rooms, opens to a balcony.
Outside, flourishes in the 95-square-foot pool include a rock-accented waterfall, a swim-up bar and a spa. A cabana sits adjacent, soaking in views of the water.
O’Neal was permitted to clear foliage behind his home on Lake Butler, which means the property basically has a walk up beach, Ramer said.
O’Neal bought the mansion in 1993 for $3.95 million, public records show.
A Tiki-style cabana overlooks the beach of the lake next to the boat dock, complete with a Superman statue.
It took some time putting a price tag on Shaquille O’Neal’s 31,000-square foot Isleworth mansion, because there aren’t many other properties to compare the grand estate to, a Premier Sotheby’s International Realty spokesperson told News 6 in Orlando. (Thanks NaplesDaily) You can really see the difference in size (above blue roof) of his mansion compared to the rest of the neighborhood.