For a cool $28 million, Shaquille O’Neal’s former Florida mansion could be yours. The massive Central Florida home sprawls over 31,000 square feet with 6,000 square feet dedicated to a custom indoor basketball court. Would you expect anything less from the pro basketball legend?
Sited on three acres in the private golf club community of Isleworth and overlooking Lake Butler, 9927 Giffin Court in Windermere, Florida is in good company surrounded by significant homes of similar stature. Opulent finishes are accented with custom touches personalized to Shaq, such as the semi truck protruding from a living area wall with the Superman logo on its grill and DIESEL painted on the fender. Superman touches are seen throughout the home including the basketball court, bedroom and boat dock.
A double curved staircase in the entryway greets you with hand-crafted wood paneling and trim, which carries through the entire home. Beyond the foyer is a two-story great room with soaring ceilings and a grand marble fireplace. Sleek wood beams are complemented with corbels and floor-to-ceiling windows shed natural light on the elegant tile floors and wrought iron railings.
Outdoor amenities resemble that of a 5-star resort and include a 15-foot-deep pool that stretches 95 feet long. A custom rock waterfall sits at one end and the sunken spa is at the opposite end, with a swim-up bar and covered cabana in between. If the indoor kitchen isn’t impressive enough, a summer kitchen in the tiki-style shaded cabana will accommodate all of your grilling dreams.
There’s also a 17-car showroom for the exotic car enthusiast and an additional 2,100-square-foot secondary garage for your daily drivers. A “gentleman’s room” houses game tables, a wet bar, wine refrigerator and a climate-controlled cedar plank humidor and wine storage closet. A triangular saltwater fish tank anchors the room, which also features a walk-out balcony.