Outsized NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal has put his gargantuan mega-mansion simply exterior Orlando, Fla., alongside the reedy shore of Lake Butler contained in the guarded gates of the distinguished Isleworth Golf & Nation Membership, in the marketplace at $19.5 million, an elephantine quantity by any customary however a fortune lower than the Panglossian $28 million asking value the four-acre property was saddled with when he first tried to promote it a pair years in the past.
Now a sports activities analyst for TNT’s “Contained in the NBA,” the retired 7’1” Corridor of Fame heart purchased the property in 1993 for $four million and remodeled what was a Neocolonial villa of round 23,000 sq. toes into an epic, ultra-custom extravaganza of 31,000 sq. toes. Along with the 12 bedrooms and 11 bogs plus 4 powder rooms, the supersized dwelling gives all the standard high-end touches and facilities, plus a cigar bar with walk-in humidor, a soundproofed theater and an Egyptian-themed room with a triangular saltwater fish tank at its heart. There’s storage parking for 17 or extra vehicles and, natch, a 6,000-square-foot indoor basketball courtroom. One of many a number of household rooms options the entrance part of a giant rig truck with the phrase “Diesel,” one of many basketballer’s many nicknames, painted throughout the bumper. The oversize round mattress within the almost 1,000-square-foot master bedroom is emblazoned with the Superman brand. Outdoors, there’s a 15-foot-deep and 95-foot-long swimming pool together with a tiki cabana, an outside kitchen — and 700 toes of lake frontage with a personal, two-slip boat dock.
Itemizing brokers for the property are Tiffany Pantozzi, Jared Ringel and Chris Franciosa of The Atlas Staff at Compass.
Shaq’s different residential holdings embrace a not fairly 15-acre semirural suburban property about 30 miles exterior of downtown Atlanta that he scooped up in 2017 for $1.15 million. And, in 2018, he dropped simply over $1.eight million for a 5,200-square-foot dwelling in suburban L.A.’s guard-gated Bell Canyon neighborhood — a residence that’s in the marketplace at near $2.three million after it initially got here on the market late final yr at $2.5 million.