Posted October 18, 2013

Photos: Michael Jordan to auction Chicago-area mansion

Ben Golliver, Charlotte Bobcats, Chicago Bulls, Michael Jordan
(ConciergeAuctions.com)

The gated entry to Michael Jordan’s Chicago-area estate bears his jersey number. (ConciergeAuctions.com)

Michael Jordan has listed his Chicago-area mansion for auction after failing to fetch the original listed price of $29 million.

The 56,000-square-foot house has nine bedrooms, 15 bathrooms and a regulation-size NBA court, and it’s located on a 7.39-acre lot in Highland Park, Ill., roughly 25 miles north of Chicago, where Jordan led the Bulls to six championships in the 1990s.

“My kids are grown now and I don’t need a large house in Chicago,” Jordan told the Wall Street Journal. “It was time for some warmer weather down at my new home in Florida.”

(ConciergeAuctions.com)

Michael Jordan’s Chicago-area estate has a massive fountain. (ConciergeAuctions.com)

The paper notes that Jordan, now owner of the Bobcats, moved into the home in 1994, shortly after the Bulls completed their first three-peat, and that he was unable to sell the estate even after lowering his asking price to $21 million. The auction bidding will commence on Nov. 22.

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An ESPN The Magazine profile of Jordan, 50, joked that his new digs, which sit on a golf course in Florida, amount to his “retirement home.”

This Highland Park estate, though, is Jordan as the world knew him during his athletic prime, beginning with the estate’s front gate, which bears his iconic jersey No. 23. The centerpiece — at least for the hoops junkie — is the basketball court, which is equipped with a custom sound system and is flanked by locker rooms and showers. A card room and a putting green also offered Jordan the opportunity to pursue his favorite pastimes.
(ConciergeAuctions.com)

The regulation basketball court in Michael Jordan’s Chicago-area estate. (ConciergeAuctions.com)

ConciergeAuctions.com’s listing of the house includes these jaw-dropping details:

  • The master suite is 504 square feet and houses a three-sided fireplace and a private lounge.
  • The lower level of the home includes a walk-in humidor, a 500-bottle wine cellar, a wine-tasting room and a fully equipped beauty salon.
  • The “gentleman’s retreat” suite includes a billiard parlor, fireplace, library, wet bar, video screen and the original doors from the Playboy Mansion in Chicago.
  • The house has a full fitness studio (treadmills, ellipticals, StairMasters, etc.) and a full-size basketball court with a custom sound system, locker rooms and showers.
  • Outside, there’s a tennis court, golf putting green and a stocked pond.
  • The massive property has more than 260 trees, many of which provide privacy.
  • All told, the estate has five fireplaces and 15 heated garage spaces.

A gallery of images of the house and estate can be seen below.

All photos via ConciergeAuctions.com

15 comments
kcopen
kcopen

Has a bit of an "Ikea-Modern" look to it huh?

wrreportinglive
wrreportinglive

AWESOME. I love the "sleek" look inside -- I'm not so fond of the house exterior, through I understand why it's built in such a way, given those harsh Chicago winters. The ultra modern furniture is almost a throw back to the 1960's Mod look that was supposed to be a look to the future. The grounds are murder to keep up, not to mention the trees, pond, etc. Frankly, I am surprised he's had no takers. If this were in Malibu, The Jersey Shore, or The coast near Martha's Vineyards --- maybe he'd get 29 Mil or more.

ROLL TIDE1
ROLL TIDE1

How cool would it be to shoot around in that gym with your kids....on the same hardwood as the nba's greatest.  Hope a nice family buys it at auction & it's not sold to some shiek from Dubai who never really uses it....and just adds it to his list of international cribs.   

riley8
riley8

This what happens when you build something so ridiculous.  It's not like he can't afford the loss but ridiculous nonetheless.

Action
Action

That's really nice.  I guess the only downside is that it's expensive to maintain and nobody wants to buy it.  Jordan has plenty of money, so he will be fine.  It will be interesting to find out who actually buys it and what they pay for it.

RichW
RichW

I wonder what the property taxes are!

David228
David228

quit hating and accomplish something relatively close to the success that MJ has accomplished.

x72
x72

More $ to spend on gambling and steroids.

perrywinkle
perrywinkle

@riley8 Have you noticed that Jordan rarely says more then "one word" in his commercials. he sounds like an 'Angry Bear". No wonder he failed as a Coach. Would you work for this guy!


I'm tired of all the adulation of Athletes. Isn't this his 3rd marriage. a Moral Idiot would be a compliment. He doesn't shoot Hoops anymore, folks. He's not Role Model either. Charles Barkley.

TomTinnish
TomTinnish

@RichW I couldn't afford the property taxes or the heating and cooling of the joint

Action
Action

@salvaje50 I guess MJ is tired of paying for the maintenance and property taxes, so he's going to sell it to the highest bidder.  I suspect that if nobody else steps up then a real estate agent with deep pockets will buy it and sell it in a year or so.  There are a lot of big houses in that part of Chicago, so eventually somebody will want to own it.