Shaq just sold his Florida mansion for $16.5 million after 3 years on the market. Look inside the home that comes with a 6,000-square-foot basketball court.

  • Shaquille O’Neal just sold his lakeside Florida mansion for $16.5 million.
  • The retired NBA player bought the home in 1993 for a little less than $4 million.
  • The 12-bedroom home near Orlando has an indoor basketball court, a 17-car garage, and a 95-foot swimming pool.
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Retired NBA superstar Shaquille O’Neal just sold his lakeside mansion in Florida for $16.5 million, Sarah Paynter reported for The New York Post.

The 31,000-square-foot house sits on nearly four acres in the exclusive, gated golf community about a 30-minute drive from Orlando.

O’Neal, who retired in 2011 after making more than $286 million over the course of his basketball career, bought the house in 1993 for a little less than $4 million, according to Realtor. He first put it on the market in 2018 for $28 million, dropped the price to $21.9 million in 2019, and discounted it again to $16.5 million in 2020.

The 12-bedroom Florida home is in the exclusive Isleworth community, a 600-acre golf-club community bordering a lake that’s full of grand cypress and oak trees, and lavish estates. A website for the house touted a message for potential buyers: “Live life large, live like Shaq.”

Compass Florida’s Atlas Team agents Tiffany Pantozzi, Jared Ringel, and Chris Franciosa held the listing.

Here’s a look at the mansion O’Neal sold after nearly 28 years of ownership.

Retired NBA star Shaquille O'Neal just sold his lakeside estate in Windermere, Florida, for $16.5 million.

He first put it on the market in 2018 for $28 million and then dropped the price to $21.9 million in 2019. It was further discounted to $16.5 million in 2020.

Shaq owned the property for nearly 28 years.

Despite the price chops, he still turned a profit on the home. He paid a little less than $4 million for the property in 1993 — the year after he was drafted by the Orlando Magic.

The house sits on the shores of Lake Butler in Isleworth, an exclusive, gated golf community about a 30-minute drive from Orlando.

Source: Atlas Team, Compass Florida

It features nearly 700 feet of prime lake frontage.

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A private pier with two covered boat slips and two boat lifts stretches out onto Lake Butler.

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Built in 1990, the 12-bedroom home spans more than 31,000 square feet.

Source: Realtor

The entryway of the home is marked by stately white columns.

Source: Atlas Team, Compass Florida

The grand foyer features a curved double grand staircase and polished marble floors.

Source: The Agency

It leads into the estate's two-story great room, which spans 1,170 square feet by itself.

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The formal dining room can seat 14 people.

Source: Atlas Team, Compass Florida

The home's master bedroom has a mirrored wall, a gilded ceiling, and expansive views of the lake.

Source: Atlas Team, Compass Florida

The master bathroom suite is a bath lover's dream …

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… and it's bigger than many people's bedrooms.

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The master suite also includes a spacious walk-in closet.

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The home's 11 other bedrooms are similarly roomy and include either views of the lake or the lush Florida greenery. Most bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms.

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The home has a chef's kitchen with professional appliances.

Source: Atlas Team, Compass Florida

The soundproof home theater can seat at least 10 people.

Source: The Agency

The house includes its own cigar lounge with a private balcony and bar …

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… complete with a walk-in cigar humidor and plenty of wine storage.

Source: Atlas Team, Compass Florida

An office on the ground floor provides a workspace with serene water views.

Source: Atlas Team, Compass Florida

There's also an "aquarium-style" room that features a triangular saltwater fish tank.

Source: The Agency

As you might expect from one of the most famous NBA players of all time, the house has its very own 6,000-square-foot indoor basketball court.

Source: Atlas Team, Compass Florida

The words "Shaq Center" are printed on the floor.

Source: Atlas Team, Compass Florida

There's also a garage with space for at least 17 cars.

Source: Atlas Team, Compass Florida

Previous listing photos show a room full of memorabilia from Shaq's basketball career.

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The mansion also has its own recording studio and a game room.

Source: The Agency

Outside is a 95-foot-long swimming pool that gets up to 15 feet deep.

Source: Atlas Team, Compass Florida

A waterfall flows into the resort-style pool …

Source: Atlas Team, Compass Florida

… and an outdoor BBQ space includes a grill and sink, as well as underwater stools, which can make the space a poolside bar.

Source: Atlas Team, Compass Florida

Shaq's home is not short on security features.

According to the listing, the home comes with a safe room, and the property is double-gated with a 10-foot privacy wall.

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