After three years on the market with multiple listing agents, retired NBA All-Star Shaquille O’Neal bids farewell to his waterfront mega mansion in Windermere, Florida after nearly three decades of residence.
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In 1993, Shaquille Rashaun O'Neal, most notably recognized as 15-time NBA All-Star “Shaq,” purchased a wonderous waterfront mansion in Windermere, Florida. The extravagant estate was acquired for $3.95 million nearly three decades ago and in the years following, the space became his long-term residence.
In 2018, the property was first listed on the market at a whopping $28 million. As the steep asking price failed to attract prospective buyers, the home was most recently reduced to an offer of $16.5 million. The residence has spent three years on the market at varying price points presented by multitude of real estate agents. However, on Friday, a deed for the sale finally closed at $11 million, about 60% less than the initial asking price. The transaction is yet to be available on public property records and the buyer is currently unknown.
The lavish lakefront property spans nearly four acres of the exclusive Isleworth Golf and Country Club with the primary residence occupying 31,000 square feet of living space. The interior floor plan opens to a two-story great room with walls of glass. Further into the Mediterranean style home presents a lush dining area, an office, and an aquarium room with a saltwater triangular fish tank. The property boasts plentiful upscale amenities such as a sound-proof home theater, a “gentleman’s room” with game tables, a full-sized NBA-certified basketball court, a 17-car showroom, and a recording studio. Stepping outside, the exterior offers a 95-foot-long pool with a custom rock waterfall. Additionally, the space features a summer kitchen, tiki-style cabana, and covered boat dock with an electric boat lift.
Benjamin Hillman of Premier Sotheby’s International Realty holds the listing for this property.
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