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“Big Price On Shaquille O’Neal’s Big Florida House”

“Big Price On Shaquille O’Neal’s Big Florida House”

ORLANDO, Florida — Pro basketball legend, Shaquille O’Neal, aka Shaq, has put his 28-room lakefront mansion, near Orlando, Florida, on the market at $28 million.

Shaq Mansion -- overhead viewA longtime Orlando-area resident, shortly after he was the Number One overall pick in the 1992 NBA draft by the Orlando Magic, Shaq played for the Magic from 1992 to 1996, before signing with the Los Angeles Lakers for $121 million. At the end of the contract, he returned to Florida in 2004 to play for the Miami Heat, then played for several other teams before retiring in 2011.

O’Neal now spends most of his time in Atlanta where he works as an analyst for TNT on “Inside the NBA”.

Shaq Mansion -- main roomShaq Mansion -- dining roomShaq’s massive Lake Butler estate, within the private, golf community of Isleworth, about 20 minutes southwest of Orlando’s resorts and amusement parks, is sized to feel spacious to a man of 7’1”, weighing in at 325 pounds.

Shaq Mansion -- basketball courtShaq Mansion -- show garageMeasuring in at 31,000 square feet and spread across the entire three acres, Shaq’s mansion includes 12 bedrooms, 15 baths, chef’s kitchen with Viking, Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances, massive living room, formal dining, media room with bar and a “gentleman’s room” with game tables, and wet bar.

Shaq Mansion -- sitting roomThe master wing has a bedroom with Shaq’s custom 15-foot round bed, a four-room closet and his-and-her baths. The guest wing has its own great room with bar and five ensuite bedrooms. Some unusual rooms include a temperature-controlled, cedar-planked humidor and wine storage and an aquarium-style room with saltwater triangular fish tank.

Shaq Mansion -- bedroomShaq Mansion -- bathroomMost impressive is the wall mural of a true-to-size tractor trailer barreling toward the interior of the room on an expressway. With the front cab bumped out of the wall, the realism is electrifying.

Shaq Mansion -- special roomThe grandeur doesn’t stop with the interior. Shaq nicknamed his party-perfect outdoor area “Shaq-apulco” quite aptly. The 95-foot long swimming pool seems to go on forever and has a large waterfall spilling over boulders.

Shaq Mansion -- poolIt includes a swim-up bar and a spa, large enough for a crowd. The pool deck also has an extensive outdoor kitchen, all of which looks out over Lake Butler, the long private pier with boathouse and the life-size statue of Shaq’s favorite character, Superman, standing at the end overlooking the lake.

Shaq Mansion -- kitchenShaquille O’Neal — a big man with a big personality and stellar basketball career, is selling his equally large estate with a personality to match his own. His custom-designed home, overlooking Lake Butler outside of Orlando, Florida where he has lived since 1993 is now on the market, priced at $28 million.

The listing agent is Danial Natoli of Premier Sotheby’s International Realty in Orlando, Florida.

Courtesy of TopTenRealEstateDeals.com

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