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Shaquille O’Neal’s megamanoir in Windermere, Fla. Sold for $ 11 million after more than three years in the market, several realtors and an array of price tags.
That final sale price is significantly lower than the $ 16.5 million the house was most recently asking for, and 60% less than the $ 28 million asked of the NBA All-Star player 15 times for the first time to try for reclaim the property when he first hoisted it to the market in 2018, listing records show.
A bill of sale on Friday had not yet reached public property records and, as such, Mansion Global was unable to determine the buyer of the home.
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The oversized 31,000 square foot Mediterranean-style mansion occupies a nearly 4-acre strip of the town’s exclusive Isleworth Golf and Country Club and is equipped with an NBA-certified basketball court, showroom 17 cars and a recording studio.
“I was on duty when the call came from an unrecognizable number. ‘It’s Shaq, and I’m calling to sell my house.’ I replied, ‘It’s time for you to call me,’ “listing agent Benjamin Hillman, Premier Sotheby’s International Realty, said in a statement.
“Over the past few years, four other agents have tried unsuccessfully to sell this amazing estate. I was lucky enough to be # 5,” he said.
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The agent returned to work in March with a game plan to focus less on his famous 7-foot-plus athlete owner at home herself, while also embarking on cosmetic changes at home, has he told Mansion Global at the time.
In addition to the 6,000 square foot basketball court, the lakefront home has a host of high end amenities.
There is a large two-story room with glass walls, a soundproofed home theater, a “gentleman’s room” with game tables, a bar and wine fridge, an aquarium-style room with a triangular fish tank. salt water and temperature controlled cedar cellar and wine storage, depending on the brokerage.
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Outside, a 95-foot-long, 15-foot-deep pool has a custom rock waterfall and is joined by a summer kitchen, a covered dock with an electric boat lift, and a tiki-style cabin.
Mr O’Neal, 49, has owned the property for almost two decades, having bought it in 1993 for $ 3.95 million, according to PropertyShark records. He could not be reached for comment.