Say it ain't so, Michael! You're not leaving us? Although it's only been a part-time home for years, it still hurts to known that Michael Jordan's unparalleled Highland Park estate has hit the market for the superstar price of $29M. If it were to sell for anything approaching the ask, it would set a new sales record for the region, according to Mary Ellen Podmolik of The Tribune. With interests dispersed across the country, why is Jordan selling now? Well, for one, he recently purchased a $12M+ Florida mansion in exclusive golfer's paradise "The Bears Club". Guess the North Shore isn't golfy enough. And secondly, he can always shack-up in his Steakhouse when he rolls through town.
So what will the lucky buyer get? 56,000-square-feet of living space in a seven-acre fortified compound that accommodates nine bedrooms, 15 full baths, four half-baths, five fireplaces, a three-bedroom guest house, a pool, a pond, tennis court, putting green, and three garages with space for 15 cars. Built in the mid-90s, a no-holds-barred basketball facility joined the party in 2001 with its cushioned hardwood court and acoustically-accurate field house dimensions. The entire property comes furnished, but, unfortunately for us, there's only a handful of pictures available. Taxes alone, at $165,224, are slightly higher than the median household income for Highland Park. And we're talking big money country, folks. We can't fathom another local athlete with this kind of loot, but surely there's a tycoon somewhere in need.
·Listing: 2700 Point Lane [Baird & Warner]
·Michael Jordan lists suburban mansion for $29M [The Tribune]