Not quite the slam dunk sale he was after! Shaquille O’Neal gets $11M for 12-bedroom lakefront mansion – complete with AQUARIUM room, indoor basketball court, and 95FT pool – after slashing $17M off his original asking price
Shaquille O’Neal has sold his lakefront mega-mansion in Florida for $11 million. The sprawling estate comes complete with luxury additions, including an aquarium room, a super-size 15-foot round bed and a full-scale indoor basketball court. He originally listed the home for $28 million in 2018, later dropping the asking price to $16.5 million before it was eventually sold for $11 million – $17M off his original asking price.
The NBA star, 49, purchased the 12-bedroom property in Isleworth, Lake Butler, in 1993 for $3.95 million. He has, since, made some incredible custom changes.
Located in a gated golf community near Disney World Orlando, the huge home is 31,000 square feet and spread across three acres. It includes 12 bedrooms, 15 baths, and a chef’s kitchen with Viking, Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances.
There is a huge living room to entertain guests, as well as a formal dining space, a recording studio, and a gentleman’s room with a games table and wet bar.
Outside, there is a 95-foot pool with a waterfall, a tiki-style cabana, and 700 feet of lakefront with a private dock. There are 10-foot walls surrounding the entire property for protection, as well as 15 cameras inside and 18 outside.
The master wing has a four-room closet and his-and-hers baths. The guest wing has its own bar area and five en-suite bedrooms.
The chef’s kitchen is big enough to entertain an entire basketball team, with plenty of dining and preparation space and several ovens.
Shaq has made some unique changes to several rooms, including an aquarium room with hieroglyphics on the walls and a saltwater triangular fish tank.
Elsewhere in the property is full-size indoor basketball court.
The guest wing (pictured) has its own bar area and five en-suite bedrooms.
After struggling to sell the house for three years, he swapped some of his eccentric flair for more traditional home decor. He traded in a 15-foot round bed frame in the master bedroom suite (pictured) for a regular-shaped bed.
The new bed is more traditional, but looks tiny in the massive room.
Shaq also replaced some of his personal preferences in the kitchen for a more traditional look.
The cabinets were painted white and the room was given a more airy look.
In the home theater, Shaq replaced the superman logo on the floor and beige lounge chairs to attract buyers.
The basketball legend also removed his movie posters to lighten up the room.
Still, plenty of rooms remain true to the athlete’s taste. This unique addition is a true-to-size mural of a red tractor-trailer barreling towards one of the rooms.
The garage has mirrored walls and can fit up to 17 cars.
There are 10-foot walls surrounding the entire property for protection, as well as 15 cameras inside and 18 outside.
Outside, there is a 95-foot pool with a waterfall, a tiki-style cabana, and 700 feet of lakefront with a private dock.
Despite having to re-list it five times, the sports star still made a $7.05 million profit on the house.