Michael Jordan's $29,000,000 Mansion Is for Sale -- 6 Fun Facts
With his divorce over five years old and his kids now all grown up and college age, I guess it's time for Michael Jordan to officially pull up stakes in Chicago and sell the old homestead. And it appears he's doing just that, as Jordan placed his Highland Park, Illinois, mansion on the market today at a list price of a cool $29,000,000.
Own a piece of Mike.
I doubt he'll take one more nostalgic stroll around the place before closing only because, at 32,000 square feet, Jordan would have to start said stroll immediately in order to complete it sometime before 2013.
So you know the square footage and you know the list price, how about you take a moment to learn a little bit more about the place the greatest athlete alive has called home since 1995?
6. The front gate
Pull into the driveway and you're greeted with a front gate adorned with a large number "23," which ostensibly represented Jordan's jersey number while with the Bulls, but could just as easily have symbolized the number of people he thrashed in his Hall of Fame speech, the number of girlfriends he juggled on the side, or the number of times he dropped homophobic slurs on Kwame Brown and made him cry. One thing we do know: If you're interested in this house, the number 23 better mean something to you.
5. The house can be bought FURNISHED
I would think if you had $29,000,000 (or at the very least, the ability to borrow $29,000,000) that you'd want to furnish it with your own touch, but admittedly this type of home shopping is going on miles over my head. Including the furniture with the home is cool, but it would have been much cooler if Jordan made like former Texans wide receiver David Anderson and sold his furniture on Twitter.
4. Four HALF bathrooms
I've owned three houses in my lifetime, a couple of them I would consider to be fairly nice, and I still haven't owned a home with more regular bathrooms than Michael Jordan had HALF bathrooms in this home. Although when you consider that he had fifteen -- FIFTEEN! -- full bathrooms in the house, the ratio of full to half bathrooms seems right in line. It's all about sense of proportion, people.