Michael Jordan puts Highland Park home up for auction
BY FRANCINE KNOWLES Staff Reporter October 18, 2013 10:07AM
Michael Jordan's Highland Park home. | Courtesy Baird and Warner~John S. Eckert
Updated: November 20, 2013 6:09AM
If you’ve got a cool $21 million stashed, you might have a shot at Michael Jordan’s Highland Park mansion.
Jordan is auctioning off the 56,000-square-foot compound, which features nine bedrooms, 15 bathrooms, an NBA-quality basketball court, of course, and Jordan’s No. 23 on the gated entrance.
Concierge Auctions has set the auction date for Nov. 22.
Jordan is selling the home because “my kids are grown now, and I don’t need a large house in Chicago,” he told the Wall Street Journal in an email.
The property, about 23 miles north of Chicago, initially was listed on the market for a cool $29 million in 2012. The price was slashed to $21 million this past summer.
What else will you get for the big bucks? A pool pavilion, which links the primary residence with the guest wing.
“The design is a stunner, including a retractable electric canopy that, with the touch of a button, can transform the enclosed room to an extraordinary indoor/outdoor experience geared for entertaining,” the Concierge Auctions website notes.
The property also features 15 heated garage spaces, an outdoor fireplace and kitchen, fitness studio, upstairs library, home theater, cigar room with walk-in humidor and a tennis court.
The home rests on “7.39 immaculately landscaped acres” that include 150 evergreen trees, 110 mature Colorado Spruces and a stocked pond.
The home was built in 1995.