Since becoming part owner of the Charlotte Bobcats in 2006 (and majority owner in 2010) former Chicago Bulls great and Hall of Famer Michael Jordan has been spending his fair share of time in North Carolina working to build the Bobcats into one of the NBA’s elite teams. That project is still in progress. With Jordan and Yvette Prieto reportedly moving into a home at a golf resort owned by Jack Nicklaus and sons Marcus and Jeffrey grown up it looks like there’s no more need for the 56,000 square foot home in Illinois.
Constructed between 1993 and 1995 and extensively renovated in 2009, the house in the Chicago suburb has nine bedrooms, more than 15 bathrooms and five fireplaces. In addition to the main house, the more than 7-acre property includes a three-bedroom guesthouse and three separate climate-controlled multi-car garages.
An indoor basketball complex, which has a separate entry and nearby parking area, was completed in 2001. The recreational facility features a full-size regulation basketball court with specially cushioned hardwood flooring, adjustable backstops and baskets and competition-quality, high-intensity lighting. The complex has a sound system tuned to provide perfect acoustics within the court space.
Other amenities include an entertaining and pool area, an outdoor tennis court, a putting green and a deep water pond.
One of the good things about a house that large is not having to worry about neighbors. Evidently those living near Jordan in his new community aren’t particularly thrilled at the idea of “His Airness” coming.