Not A Slam Dunk! Even With A $8M Price Chop, Michael Jordan’s Chicago-area Mansion Still Lingers On the Market

    Posted by Cristin  |  June 25, 2013  |  5:22 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , ,

    Michael Jordan

    Highland Park, IL

    Most Known For

    NBA great and current owner of the Charlotte Bobcats

    Home Stats

    9 bedrooms, 19 bathrooms, 27,648 square feet

    Price

    $21,000,000

    Air Jordan is getting grounded in Illinois, where the sale of his 9 bedroom, 19 bathroom, 27,648 square foot Highland Park home is failing to take flight. The NBA great  listed his Chicago-area home at 2700 Point Drive in February 2012 for $29 million, and later slashed the price by $8 million, to bring it to its current asking price of $21 million…where it’s been lingering for months.

    With an indoor basketball court, a 3-bedroom guesthouse, indoor/outdoor entertaining and pool area, outdoor tennis court, putting green, deep-water pond and 3 garages, the home is incredible – but is it worth the price? If Jordan gets his full asking price for the estate, it’d be a historic sale in the state of Illinois. According to MLS data from the past 25 years, only 8 homes have sold for more than $10 million and the last massive sale of this magnitude was in 2006, at the height of the national housing bubble.

    Jordan custom built the home in 1995 and lived in it during his illustrious career with the Chicago Bulls. After his divorce from his first wire Juanita, retirement from the NBA and his new career as majority owner and chairman of the Charlotte Bobcats, Jordan has found himself a stunning new $2.8M lakefront estate on Lake Norman in Charlotte, NC. He’s also recently built a 38,000 square-foot estate in Jupiter, FL. With a new wife and a new life in North Carolina and Florida, Jordan’s more than ready to alley-opp this mansion over to a new owner.

     

      The Biggest Loser’s Dr. H Lists Sunset Strip Flip Home for Nearly $3 Million!

      Posted by Cristin  |  June 7, 2013  |  2:18 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

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      Dr. H

      Hollywood Hills, CA

      Most Known For

      Weight loss doc on The Biggest Loser and former team physician for the Los Angeles Raiders.

      Home Stats

      3 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, 3,724 square feet, views

      Price

      $2,990,000

      Robert Huizenga, M.D., or better known to world as Dr. H on the television show The Biggest Loserhas just listed a stunning home in the Bird Streets of the Hollywood Hills that he’s trying to flip for $2,990,000!  Property records show he paid $1,875,000 for the home on May 1, 2012. Before he beamed into our living rooms on The Biggest Loser, or became a house flipper, Dr. H was the team physician for the Los Angeles Raiders and a best-selling author. His first book was adapted by Oliver Stone for the film Any Given Sunday.

      A man with that kind of resume is bound to have some serious real estate – but who knew he also had time to flip houses! He’s selling this remodeled gem for a million dollars more than what he paid for the home just over a year ago. And, as it turns out, this is Dr. H’s second home to come on the market in Los Angeles. He also has an additional high-priced trophy estate in Los Feliz that he’s been trying to sell for years. It’s currently listed for $4,599,000.

      This newly listed, flip home is a European contemporary located high in the hills of the coveted “birds streets” of the Sunset Strip. From the Hollywood Hills location, the home boasts breathtaking city and ocean views. Recently remodeled by Dr. H, the home has top-of-the-line imported materials, is flooded with natural light, and is perfect for entertaining. The downstairs features an impressive foyer with 20 foot ceilings, a step-down living room that opens to a patio, and a gourmet kitchen with large center island and professional-grade, stainless steel appliances. Upstairs is home to an incredible master suite with floor-to-ceiling windows and separate his/hers bathrooms, plus two additional bedrooms with separate attached baths. Two separate rooftop decks provide ample space to entertain while enjoying incredible 180 degree views from downtown to Catalina Island.

      Images via the MLS.

        Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady Eye $11.495 Million NYC Duplex

        Posted by Cristin  |  May 30, 2013  |  12:47 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , ,

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        Gisele Bundchen & Tom Brady

        New York, NY

        Most Known For

        Brazilian supermodel and star quarterback of the New England Patriots

        Home Stats

        3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 400+ square foot terrace, views

        Price

        $11,495,000

        A 22,000 square foot estate on the West Coast isn’t enough for the genetically gifted married duo of supermodel Gisele Bundchen and star quarterback Tom Brady. Now, the NY Post reports that the hot couple are on the hunt for a new place to call home in New York City. Just this week, Gisele was spotted checking out an $11,495,000 duplex in the new Walker Tower luxury development at 212 W. 18th Street.

        The supermodel, sans husband Tom, toured a 3-bedroom, 2,800-square-foot condo that includes a 400-square-foot terrace and stellar views of the Empire State Building. Brady wasn’t touring the home with Gisele this week because the Patriots just started their organized team activities in Boston. He is pulling his weight though, as he just signed a lucrative contract extension that will help pay for this pricey pad.

        The Post reported that sources close to the couple say the gorgeous duo are shopping the city’s real estate listings and are looking to spend between $9 and $12 million dollars for their Big Apple abode.

        Will it be this stunner? We’ll have to wait and see…

         

         

         

          Lance Armstrong Sells Massive Austin Mansion

          Posted by Cristin  |  April 11, 2013  |  1:49 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , ,

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          Lance Armstrong

          Austin, TX

          Most Known For

          Disgraced former cycling champion

          Home Stats

          7,850-square foot Spanish-style main home on 1.7 acres

          Price

          TBD

          Lance Armstrong, the disgraced former 7-time Tour de France cycling champion who has fallen hard and fast from glory, has just parted with another trophy of his former life – his massive family estate in Austin, Texas.

          Reported by The Austin American-Statesmen and Candy Evans, the deed of trust filed with Travis County last week showed that the home found a buyer by the name of Al Koehler. Koehler is founder of Royalty Clearinghouse, an oil and gas royalties and rights company. The final purchase price is still unknown.

          Armstrong has owned the 1.7 acre, 7,850 square-foot estate since 2004 and invested heavily in a full renovation and design project, which he debuted in a 2008 issue of Architectural Digest. At the time of publication, he told the magazine, “when I walk into that house, I heave a sigh of relief: I am home. I take off my shoes, walk around barefoot, just feeling the rugs, floors. Home is very private; here, nobody’s going to mess with me. It’s a very comforting feeling.”

          Amid his personal and professional turmoils of the past couple years and his admission to using performance-enhancing drugs throughout his illustrious career, Armstrong decided to decamp to a new refuge and sell the home. Several media reports suggest that Armstrong may be required to return money to his former sponsors that generously supported him during the years he was doping.

          Images via Robert Reck/Architectural Digest

            No Practice Necessary To Score Allen Iverson’s Former Home – Just About $3 Million Dollars

            Posted by Matt  |  March 1, 2013  |  11:39 am  |  Tags: , , , , , ,

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            Allen Iverson

            Gladwyne, Pennsylvania

            Most Known For

            Tattooed, NBA All Star and prolific scorer

            Home Stats

            6 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, 8,141 square feet, 1.91 acres

            Price

            $2,899,000

            For Allen Iverson, the undersized but uber-talented former NBA All Star, it’s been a rough few months dealing with a recent divorce, losing a child custody battle, and a foreclosure on his Atlanta mansion. One could say that AI has left as many homes behind as he did defenders with his legendary cross over, which makes even the great Michael Jordan look bad.

            Two of his former homes have recently hit the market. One is a beautiful home in the Villanova, PA area, and the other is listed here, which is an amazing property in Gladwyne, PA.

            The Gladwyne property is gorgeous, but has a bit of an infamous reputation (like Allen Iverson’s play on the basketball court). It’s the same location where he hid out in 2002 after allegedly threatening two men with a handgun in a Philadelphia apartment, while searching for his wayward wife.

            Considered one of the finest estates in the Philadelphia suburbs, his Gladwyne mansion is in cherry condition and recently renovated. The 1.91 acre lot is on an exclusive street in a prime area and features completely manicured grounds as you make your way up the private driveway. Visitors will be greeted by a voluminous, two-story reception hall that would be reminiscent of a basketball court if it weren’t for the custom finishes and marble floors.

            There’s an elegant living room with a fireplace that features palladium windows and custom wood floors while the formal dining room is perfect for low key evenings or more formal dinners.

            Any chef would be impressed with the kitchen, featuring wood-mode cabinetry, butler’s pantry, an expansive center island, and granite counters throughout, while being connected to a spacious breakfast room with views of the pool.

            The family room features another fireplace and has additional custom wood floors that seem to bring the home together, while also offering French doors that lead to the deck and backyard.

            You’ll find beautiful, custom, vaulted ceilings in the renovated library, which would be a perfect place to lose yourself in a book or review game tapes for your next NBA opponent.

            On the 2nd floor is a luxurious master suite with a sitting room, walk-in custom closets and marble bathroom. Throughout the floor you will find four additional large bedrooms with bathrooms.

            Despite the posh set-up throughout the rest of the house, it’s perhaps the lower level that will provide the most enjoyment, with features such as a home theater, exercise room, playroom and finally a wine cellar and tasting room. NBA All Star or not, it would be hard to miss a shot at this amazing property.

              NBA Baller Chris Bosh Shows Us The Definition of The Term, Puts Pacific Palisades Home Up For Lease for $45,000 a month

              Posted by Cristin  |  January 31, 2013  |  3:57 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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              Chris Bosh

              Pacific Palisades

              Most Known For

              NBA baller for the Miami Heat

              Home Stats

              6 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, 10,755 square feet, pool, views

              Price

              $45,000 a month

              NBA Baller Chris Bosh is showing us the literal meaning of the term now that his Pacific Palisades home has hit the rental market for $45,000 a month, according to The Real Estalker. The NBA star who currently dribbles for the Miami Heat is away from this home so frequently that it’s time to temporarily give it up to some well-heeled renters for a while. But don’t cry for Chris, he has an incredible Miami mansion that he and his wife bought in September 2010 for $12,333,000. That home is a gated and glassy 12,368 square foot modern mansion on the water.

              Chris’ for-lease place is a real palace in the Palisades. For a mere $45,000 a month, you’ll get a wonderful ocean-view gated estate on approximately an acre-and-a-half. Secluded at the top of a knoll, the home has spectacular unobstructed views of the gorgeous Pacific Ocean and mountains. The outdoor area is punctuated with a resort-style infinity pool with swim up bar and lounge areas. A huge outdoor eating area features a full outdoor kitchen with pizza oven. There’s even an outdoor shower and large flat grassy area, perfect for extravagant entertaining. Inside, you’ll find a movie theatre, bar area with billiards, basically a total sports bar within the house.

              The home is perfect for the CEO-type, with it’s ultra-luxurious office/library. Last but not least, the home has a huge master suite with dual master baths with huge walk-in closets and large ocean view balcony with spa off the master.

              For those who need a little extra help around the (giant) house, this lease comes with fully-equipped staff quarters.

               

                Tennis Ace Serena Williams Serves Up Her Luxury LA Condo to A New Buyer

                Posted by Cristin  |  January 22, 2013  |  2:51 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , ,

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                Serena Williams

                Los Angeles, CA

                Most Known For

                World Champion tennis ace

                Home Stats

                2 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, 2,403 square feet

                Price

                $1,850,000

                Tennis ace Serena Williams is serving up her luxurious LA condo to a new buyer. According to property records and The Real Estalker, Williams’ Wilshire Boulevard home is in escrow for $1,850,000. By the looks of the listing photos, Williams used the condo as a West Coast pied-à-terre for a couple years when she spent time in the City of Angels. She purchased the soon-to-be-sold condo in September 2002 for $1,275,000. Four years later — after more success and lucrative endorsement deals — she spent $6,612,000 on massive, seven-bedroom mansion in Bel Air. She and sister Venus also share a champion-worthy Florida mansion.

                Whomever is plunking down the dough to take Serena’s small-ish condo off her hands is buying into the luxury Los Angeles building, The Remington. The 15th floor condo is spacious, with two bedrooms, three-and-a-half bathrooms, and a den/office that comes complete with the most amazing city views. Light and bright, the condo has an open floorplan and a direct access elevator. The gourmet kitchen features high-end appliances. And throughout, you’ll find hardwood floors, balconies, walls of windows. The master suite comes with dual marble baths, limestone floors, and walk-in closets, while The Remington — a full-service building — offers a concierge, valet, pool/spa, gym, rec room, wine storage, and additional storage rooms.

                 

                  Barry Bonds Puts His Beverly Hills Mansion Up to Bat

                  Posted by Matt  |  January 17, 2013  |  12:42 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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                  Barry Bonds

                  Beverly Hills, California

                  Most Known For

                  Baseball's all time leading home run hitter, BALCO scandal

                  Home Stats

                  17,100 square feet, 7 bedrooms, 13 bathrooms

                  Price

                  $25,000,000

                  Love him or hate him – there’s no in between – Barry Bonds is one of the biggest sports characters of the last two decades. Rocketing to superstardom in Pittsburgh and helping make a forlorn franchise a regular in the playoffs while winning his first league MVP award, Bonds made it clear he had all the tools to become one of the greats. He took his talents back to Northern California in 1993, where he was born and raised, to play for the San Francisco Giants and resurrected that franchise while winning 6 additional MVP awards (4 in a row at one point), leading the team to the World Series in 2002, and cementing his place in baseball history. Of course, this was before the BALCO scandal and perjury investigation which has cast a shadow over Bonds’ mountain of accomplishments to the chagrin of some and the delight of others. So where does a sultan of swat live?

                  What can possibly be a large enough space for a larger than life character such as Bonds? Well, how about a 17,100 square foot palace of a home in Beverly Hills?

                  Word on the street is that Barry is putting his expansive, fully furnished property on the market for a cool $25 million. So what does the home of a baseball superstar offer? Well to start, 7 bedrooms, 13 bathrooms, and a two-story guest house, all situated on a manicured property modeled after a fine Italian Villa, from the olive tree-lined private drive to the Tuscan-style architecture.

                  The features of the home, like Barry’s 73 home runs in a single season, boggle the mind. With high ceilings up to 30 feet high throughout the grand living and family rooms and special details such as Italian floors and hand-painted murals, it’s a dazzling home. The gourmet kitchen (of course, this is a Tuscan-style home right?), feeds into a roomy dining room that is perfect for entertaining.

                  Should we stop there? Well, Barry didn’t stop playing until he was 43 and still a dominating hitter, so we’ll keep going. The rest of the home includes a walnut-paneled office and custom home movie theater with seating for 12. If you’re feeling tense the home also features a full service spa, including steam room, jacuzzi and body therapy rooms.

                  It wouldn’t be California living without some outdoor fun and this home delivers. There’s a full outdoor kitchen with pizza oven and wet bar, manicured lawn, swimming pool, cabana, and multi-use sport court.

                  In short, this home should be in the hall of fame. Maybe Barry too?

                  Check out the full listing from The Agency here.

                    Kenyon Martin Selling Extravagant Texas Mansion for $5 Million

                    Posted by Cristin  |  January 14, 2013  |  1:41 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

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                    Kenyon Martin

                    Arlington, TX

                    Most Known For

                    NBA player and first round draft pick in 2000

                    Home Stats

                    5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 15,000 square feet, bowling alley, resort-style pool

                    Price

                    $5,000,000

                    Professional basketball player Kenyon Martin is selling his extravagant Arlington, Texas, mansion for $5 million! The most expensive single-family home in the entire city of Arlington, K-Mart’s house has every possible amenity you can think of: pecan orchards, a tricked-out workout room, private pond, full outdoor kitchen, basketball court, 10-car garage, bronze dolphin fountains, two elevators, and a resort-style pool with two water slides and a diving board.

                    We’re not done yet.

                    The house is situated on 8.4 lush acres and also features beautiful white marble floors, a gourmet, state-of-the-art kitchen with stainless steel appliances, a media room, multiple wet bars, and let’s not forget the game room with a four-lane bowling alley.

                    And it’s no surprise that this ballin’ estate has seven fireplaces throughout the property, a two-bedroom guest house, and huge master suite, too.

                    Not too shabby, Kenyon.

                    Ginger Levine of Dave Perry Miller holds the listing.

                     

                      Lakers Legend Elgin Baylor Selling Los Angeles Mansion For $4.25M

                      Posted by Cristin  |  November 27, 2012  |  11:31 am  |  Tags: , , , , , ,

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                      Elgin Baylor

                      Beverly Hills, CA

                      Most Known For

                      Retired Hall of Fame player and former NBA general manager who played 13 seasons as a forward for the NBA's Lakers and spent 22 years as the Clipper's GM

                      Home Stats

                      6 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, 8,114 square feet

                      Price

                      $4,250,000

                      Los Angeles basketball legend Elgin Baylor is selling his longtime Beverly Hills mansion for $4,250,000. According to public records, the Hall of Famer purchased this home on March 25, 1992 for $1,445,248. It has 6 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms and clocks in at 8,114 square feet. Baylor has been a longtime Los Angeles resident. He played 13 seasons as a forward for the Lakers and then to the other Los Angeles hoops team – the Clippers – where he spent 22 seasons as General Manager. He was relieved of his duties shortly before the 2008-2009 season. In February 2009, Baylor filed an employment discrimination lawsuit against the Clippers, team owner Donald Sterling, team president Andy Roeser, and the NBA. He alleged that he was underpaid during his tenure with the team and then fired because of his age and race. His claim was later rejected in court.

                      Since his retirement from basketball, Baylor has maintained a low profile and likely spent a great deal of time in his beautiful home. Now for sale, the estate is perfectly positioned for maximum views of the City of Angels.  The 8,114 square foot estate rests comfortably on a private road, just steps away from Trousdale Estates. The home features 6 bedrooms, all with their own private bathroom. The home has a 1,600 square foot grand room that could also double as a home theater/game room. Multiple decks and every single room offers straight shot views of downtown Los Angeles. High ceilings, hardwood floors and a gourmet kitchen are just some of the amenities of Baylor’s beautiful home