Here is the thing about Michael Jordan's 56,000-square-foot estate and 32,683-square-foot mansion: It's a good story. And like any good story, it can take you anywhere.
This time, the trip will cost about $14.8 million, the new listing after the legendary NBA star slashed the list price to about half of what it was three years ago, according to Zillow listings. Jordan created the estate in 1995, when, known as "His Airness," dominated the sport, and everyone wanted to "be like Mike."
The wrought iron front gate is emblazoned with the number 23, Jordan's jersey number with the Chicago Bulls. When the three story home comes into view, visitors see a modern, three-story home with circular lines. The rooms on the first floor lend themselves to entertaining in high style and upscale design. Solid wood adorns the ceiling in the vast great room. The designers kicked it up a notch in the showpiece "cigar room." Exposed beams frame windowpane panels, and all of that orbits around an illuminated disk. With its sitting area, large-screen television and card tables, cigar room is also reminiscent of a high-roller's gambling parlor in Las Vegas or Monaco. All of the rooms on the first floor have magnificent views of the beautifully designed grounds.
The kitchen is a chef's domain, with a modern six-burner stove, ventilation hood and vast pantry, refrigerator and counter space. It opens onto a sunny breakfast room, in a rounded space that makes for mealtime eye contact and conversation.
The house has nine bedrooms and 17 bathrooms. What would be more natural than a basketball court on the property? Two courts — one indoors, with locker rooms and showers, and another court outside. The house also has a fitness center, a 4,289-square-foot garage, a circular infinity swimming pool in the back. The grounds are amazing, too, with a tennis court, putting green and lily pond.
Jordan originally listed the property at $29 million in 2012, according to reports. The house failed to sell at auction, and was taken off the market. It is back now, with a hefty price reduction. But it's still a lot of house and property, so the next buyer is getting a lot more out of the deal!