NBA Hall of Famer Scottie Pippen is taking a shot at selling his Highland Park estate—complete with its own full-sized basketball court—for $3.1 million. This is Highland Park, Il – not to be confused with Highland Park, Los Angeles, CA which is enjoying a boom many compared to the late 1800s and early 1900s. Highland Park‘s bar boom along Figueroa Street has contributed to the neighborhood’s growing profile and appeal, but it’s not sitting well with some residents. The median sale price for single-family homes in Highland Park Real Estate in April 2017 was $650,000 based on 25 sales, according to CoreLogic. That was a 4% increase compared with the same month the previous year.
Located at 3393 Old Mill Road—a stone’s throw away from Michael Jordan’s unsellable 56,000-square-foot custom mansion—the two-story house sits on nearly three acres and contains five bedrooms and five-and-a-half baths spanning over 10,000 square feet.
The sun-filled home opens to a double-height living room with an adjoining formal dining area.
A hallway to the left of the entryway leads to the eat-in kitchen, which features an island with a built-in range, stainless steel appliances, and a mini wine refrigerator and leads into a lounge/den with a wet bar.
French doors connect the informal dining space to the backyard patio and an infinity pool sandwiched between a water slide and a Jacuzzi, overlooking a massive manicured lawn.
The second story houses the sleeping quarters, including two master bedroom accompanied by luxurious bath with an elevated soaking tub.
The lower level offers a media room, a clubhouse with a sauna and steam room, a wine cellar, and a game area that opens to the Bulls-themed basketball court, which boasts three hoops and a giant floor painting of Pippen’s No. 33 jersey.
The seven-time NBA All-Star—who played on the legendary 1992 American Olympic basketball squad, the Dream Team—purchased the property for $2.225 million alongside his wife, Larsa, in 2004, the same year he announced his retirement.
The Pippens are also looking to part with their six-bedroom home in Fort Lauderdale, having listed the 13,500-square-foot haven several times since 2010.
Called “Villa del Lago,” the Italian-style home is even more luxurious than its midwestern counterpart, showcasing 215 feet of private waterfront; an amorphous pool area with a spa and a spiraling water slide; a home theater with plush seating; a foyer with a ceiling painted in the likeness of Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel; and a backyard with a kid’s playground, a barbecue station, and a trampoline—not to mention a bespoke outdoor basketball court surrounded by palm trees.
The South Florida pad is now asking $11.5 million—$4.5 million less than its debut market price.
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