Michael Jordan is once again on the lips of all American sports fans ahead of ESPN airing its ten-part Bulls documentary, ‘The Last Dance’, for five weeks from this Sunday onwards.
But it appears fair to say that Jordan was increasingly more successful at basketball than he has been at trying to find a buyer for his Chicago-area home.
The nine-bedroom, 19-bathroom mansion has been on the property market since February 2012, meaning Jordan has failed to sell it for more than eight years now.
Michael Jordan’s Chicago property is back in focus ahead of ESPN’s Bull’s documentary
It is hoped the documentary can shed more light on Jordan’s home which is still to be sold
The closest he came to selling it was at an auction in November 2013, but nobody was prepared to bid the £10.4million ($13million) minimum.
That was despite the fact that the price had dropped from a steep £23.2million ($29million) when the house first went on to the market.
The asking price has plummeted in subsequent years, initially from £16.8million ($21million) to £12.8million) ($16million).
And yet, some six-and-a-half years later, it is still available for £11.9million ($14.9million).
Jordan’s mansion has been decreasing in price ever since the failed auction of November 2013
The property is on land of more than seven acres and the living space is 56,000 square feet
Yet despite his struggles to sell it, there is no doubt that Michael Jordan’s mansion is picturesque and grandiose in equal measure.
A video produced by Texas-based real estate company Concierge Auctions in 2013 offered a deep insight into the incredible nature of Jordan’s house, and perhaps gives an indication as to why it to this day remains unsold.
From the very beginning it is clear that the property is not just a house that Michael Jordan has lived in, but one that he has definitely called home.
The property contains 19 bathrooms, which includes 15 full bathrooms and four half
The £12million property also has nine bedrooms as part of the humongous property
The wide front gate is emblazoned with an imposing representation of Jordan’s No. 23 in the font of a Bulls jersey, which then leads to Jordan’s humongous property.
The house sits on more than seven acres of land and the living space itself is 56,000 square feet.
In addition to the nine bedrooms and whopping 19 bathrooms – which include 15 full bathrooms and four half – amenities at the property include a full-sized basketball court, a putting green and a cigar lounge.
The basketball court also features the Jordan Brand logo at mid-court and Jordan’s name on the baselines.
The front gate is emblazoned with a Jordan’s famous No. 23 in the font of a Bulls jersey
Amenities at the property include a full-sized basketball court with his brand logo mid court
But even a nine-minute video tour doesn’t make clear how all those bathrooms, showers and bedrooms can fit into one property, but it is hoped the ESPN documentary can offer further insight into those queries.
What is for sure though, is that Jordan would have no problems entertaining himself during this unprecedented lockdown period due to the coronavirus.
And the pandemic has consequently affected the NBA, with the Draft set to be postponed until the current season is completed.
A putting green and a cigar lounge are also part of the amnities at the Chicago area property