Basketball fable Shaquille O’Neal only impact dunked his magnificent Orlando palace onto a marketplace for $28 million. It appears Diesel is relocating on to bigger and improved things.
Is that even possible? Shaq is a 7-foot-1 basketball Hall of Famer with a larger-than-life personality, a 30-foot-wide bed, and a pool so vast he calls it Shaqapulco. Everything he touches is automatically gigantic (excluding that forgettable Kazaam film role, though we’ll pardon him).
Where will Shaq go from here? The whimsical vast male constantly surprises and reinvents himself—bolstered by his unconstrained array of self-ascribed nicknames, endorsements and jobs (as a smart NBA researcher on TNT and even an titular sheriff’s deputy, that competence make his new neighbors happy).
Versatile, absolutely. Prankster, always. Superhero, maybe. His home’s tradition Superman insignias tell all—Shaq is fearless, laughable and a cocktail enlightenment superhero.
Even but The Man of Steel, his listed home in Orlando’s disdainful Isleworth area retains a hulk charm. Granted, signs of Shaq’s celebrity are present—big time (a Superman tractor trailer picture competence need mixed coats of paint to remodel).
Spanning scarcely 4 acres opposite this distinguished gated golf community, a 31,000-square-foot private skill overlooks Lake Butler and offers plenty conduct and leg room, of course.
The supersized estate boasts 12 bedrooms, 15 bathrooms (11 full), an aquarium room, recording studio, home theater, neat 17-car salon garage, indoor basketball court, and tighten vicinity to Shaqapulco on prohibited days.
Like Shaq Daddy himself, a home presents a widespread initial impression, with a thespian arched porte-cochère, grand twin staircase, and two-story, 1,170-square-foot Great Room with marble grate and potion walls.
Living spaces embody a wood-paneled grave dining room and a custom-wood chef’s kitchen with granite-top cooking island—all presumably used by The Big Bourdain. A two-way coral mill grate warms an adjacent kitchen indentation and family room.
The second building has 4 en-suite bedrooms (two with balconies), including a full-wing master shelter with 900 block feet of sleeping space, his-and-her master baths, and a four-room master closet with tradition shelves and core island.
The first-floor’s full guest wing includes 5 en-suite bedrooms, a Great Room, a home bureau and a bar.
The estate’s party wing includes: a balconied “gentleman’s room” with diversion tables; a prolonged bar; a temperature-controlled cedar-planked humidor; booze fridge and storage; and a Superman-themed soundproof home theater. The 2,100-square-foot delegate garage houses The Big Baryshnikov’s dance studio and an enclosed recording studio where Grandmaster Shaq tangled undisturbed.
The Egyptian-themed aquarium room has a triangular saltwater fish tank ornate with hieroglyphics, and a gallery gymnasium is ideal for an art collection (assuming The Big Picasso had one). The 6,000-square-foot basketball gym has tradition audio and lighting—and no Shaq-shattered backboards.
Outside, an expanded summer kitchen and Tiki-style cabanas are baptized by a 95-foot-long, 15-foot-deep Shaqapulco resort-style pool, a stone rapids and a vast fallen prohibited tub—all unaware a sandy beach. A lonesome vessel wharf has a sitting area, electric vessel lift and a Superman figure station guard. Danial Natoli of Premier Sotheby’s International Realty has a disdainful listing.
“This one-of-a-kind estate was designed for one of a many widespread players in a story of a NBA,” says Natoli. “Every artistic fact has been curated to broach a ultimate oppulance vital experience. While it was built for a basketball legend, a world-class amenities and excellent finishes will pleasure any cultured homebuyer.”
Shaq’s home is ideal for a cultured homebuyer who doesn’t mind following in his size 23 footsteps. The customer competence also be someone who loves Superman, collecting oppulance cars, and attack a links within one of a USA’s tip golfing communities. As for Shaq—The Big McIlroy is carrying his club’s elsewhere. You’ll see. You can’t skip him.