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Michael Jordan's Chicago estate has been on the market for eight years since being listed in 2012. To sweeten the pot, the basketball legend recently cut the price to $14.9 million, about half of its original $29 million asking price. The house, equipped with every conceivable luxury, is a real paradise on earth. But why has it failed to sell? What's wrong with it? Let's take a tour inside…
Jordan, who now has an estimated net worth of $2.1 billion, moved into the custom-built Highland Park mansion with his wife and three children in 1995. The 56,000-square-foot house features 9 bedrooms, a whopping 19 bathrooms, and a massive 14-car garage. It looks spectacular, even from the air.
Jordan's famous jersey No.23 is right on the front gate. There is a long driveway from the gate and the lush trees to the front door, which makes the house extremely secluded.
The entrance of the house is marked by a glass-tile facade and a semi-circular roof over the front door. Let's go inside!
Guests will be first greeted by a custom double staircase that exudes a sense of understated grandeur.
Walk past the staircase, and you'll find a piano room that doubles as one of the many living rooms in the house. The patterned carpet, tan leather cushions, and wood sculpture in this area are offset only by the fresh greenery outside the windows.
From floor to ceiling, everything in this living room is decorated with elaborate details. The 110-inch screen out there is a must for catching post-game highlights.
On one wall of the dining room hangs an eye-catching abstract painting. Next to it sits a custom-made table worth $39,500, whose grid is based on the streets of Baghdad, Iraq.
This set of doors leading to a billiards room is from the original Playboy Mansion in Chicago.
Of course, you'll find a full-size NBA basketball court at Jordan's home. The court has Jordan's name at both ends and the Jumpman logo at the center. It features specially cushioned hardwood floors, adjustable backstops and baskets, competition-quality lighting, as well as a custom sound system.
Next to the basketball room is a meeting room where guests can hang out while waiting for their turn to play.
The professional gym is well stocked with treadmills, dumbbells, Stairmasters, Precor bikes, and all the other fitness equipment you can think of. Jordan's Bulls teammates used to work out here every morning.
There are many media rooms throughout the house. This one looks like it's plucked straight out of a sci-fi movie.
Even the random lounge nooks like this one have TVs.
You would never feel bored at Jordan’s home. Card games and sports nights take place in this luxe space.
Jordan's kitchen is equipped with state-of-the-art appliances, from the custom wine fridge to the dual oven and floating island.
The skylight over the kitchen table is itself a sight to behold. Day or night, there are stunning views overhead.
The property also boasts a three-bedroom guest house, which has its own family room and kitchen.
The vibrant wall art really stands out in this minimalist guest room.
The backyard proves to be impressive. There is a round infinity pool with a beautiful grass island in the middle...
... a fish pond covered with verdant lily pads...
… a putting green on the lawn, complete with Jordan Brand flag sticks...
... and a regulation-sized tennis court.
As awesome as the house looks, it's a tough sell for good reasons. The sticker price is a big problem. At $14.9 million, Jordan is asking more than 20 times the average listing price in Highland Park. Moreover, most properties of similar prices in this area are close to Lake Michigan, but Jordan's is three miles inland. Plus, Jordan's personal styles also make the house less popular on the market, as there will be a lot of work if you want to make it your own.
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