The six-time NBA Champion’s Chicago home is heading to auction. Fully furnished with a regulation basketball court, locker rooms and gate with his jersey number, among other luxuries, Jordan decided he no longer needs the mansion. The live auction will be on November 22. More details from The Wall Street Journal:
“Michael Jordan is auctioning off his 56,000-square-foot compound in a Chicago suburb. He first put the home on the market in February 2012 for $29 million, but earlier this year lowered the price to $21 million.
The basketball star lived in the home for nearly 20 years. In an email, he said he is selling the home because “my kids are grown now and I don’t need a large house in Chicago.” The owner of basketball team the Charlotte Bobcats, Mr. Jordan said he splits his time between the team’s base in North Carolina and a new home he built in Jupiter, Fla. “It was time for some warmer weather down at my new home in Florida,” added Mr. Jordan, who said he also has a vacation home in Utah.
The 7.39-acre property is in Highland Park, a suburb 30 minutes north of Chicago. The contemporary-style home has nine bedrooms and 19 bathrooms. According to the auction company, it also has a three-bedroom guest wing, an outdoor tennis court, pool pavilion and entertaining area, a deep water pond, putting green and three climate-controlled multicar garages.
In 2001, Mr. Jordan built a full-size, regulation basketball court that is attached to the home but has a separate entry and nearby parking area. Adjacent to the basketball court are locker rooms and showers as well as a lounge with leather chairs, a built-in television and a glass observation overlook.”