Shaq’s luxurious house has basketball court, fitness room, dance studio
It’s been three years since NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal listed his lavish Florida property, and the property has yet to find a buyer.
The Isleworth Estate, which is located outside Windermere, Florida, first entered the market in May 2018, according to Premier Sotheby’s International Realty. Over time the original asking price of a retired pro basketball player has dropped from $28 million to $16.5 million.
The estate’s 31,000-square-foot mansion sits on a three-acre lot overlooking Butler Lake and was built with a list of amenities, including a 6,000-square-foot basketball court, fitness room, and dance studio , which a pro athlete would love.
Other luxury amenities include a resort-style guest wing, master retreat, 17-car garage, 95-foot-long pool, and tiki-style cabanas and boat docks.
“Every fine detail has been crafted to deliver the ultimate luxury living experience,” said Daniele Natoli, property listing agent at Premier Sotheby’s International Realty. Statement From 2018. He adds, “Although it was built for a basketball legend, the world-class amenities and fine finishes will delight any discriminating home buyer.”
According to the property’s current listing agent, Benjamin Hillman, the property almost found a buyer earlier this year, but the deal reportedly fell through in February.
With no buyers for the house in three years, the property has undergone some changes to make it more attractive to an affluent clientele.
“The guy who’s going to buy this house is going to put his stamp,” Hillman told “Mornings with Maria.” “I had to take a big bold step and take Shaq out of the picture and put new buyers in the picture.”
According to Hillman, the pieces of decor that O’Neill once loved, like his round Superman bed, have been removed to “de-doubt” the house.
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Ashley Webster of Granthshala Business Network took a first look at the rest of the property’s makeover and heard why the property is still sitting on the market compared to other luxury listings.
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