Michael Jordan’s Highland Park Mansion Goes Up For Sale

UPDATED 02/29/12 9:32 p.m.

HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. (CBS) — Michael Jordan’s Highland Park mansion is up for sale for $29 million.

A news release announced that Baird & Warner placed Jordan’s longtime home, at 2700 Point Dr. in Highland Park, on the market Wednesday. The compound includes 56,000 square feet of space on three levels, including nine bedrooms, five fireplaces, and more than 15 bathrooms, the release said.

The house was built between 1993 and 1995, in accordance with Jordan’s exact specifications. Its surrounding estate also features a three-bedroom guest house, an indoor-outdoor pool and entertaining area, a tennis court, a putting green, a deep-water pond, and three multi-car garages, the release said.

The estate also features an indoor basketball complex with its own entrance, which was completed in 2001. The complex features a full-size basketball court, and a special sound system.

The estate is located just off Half Day Road, a short distance west of Skokie Valley Road.

Businessman Lou Weisbach used to live next door. He remembers the distinctive number 23 on the gate of the mansion.

“The purpose of it was not to show off that he was Michael Jordan, but so that people wouldn’t beat down his fence and his gate, trying to meet him and see him,” Weisbach said. “They could take photographs in front of his property and prove to people that they were.”

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Weisbach says there was never any shortage of sight-seers.

“Every weekend there would be 1,500 to 2,000 cars that would drive in,” he said. “In Japan, the number one place to visit in Chicago was Michael Jordan’s house so we would get a lot of people from the Far East.”

Weisbach was in the house several times and describes as very elegant and very modern. He also remembers the golf balls that used to come flying from Jordan’s yard all the time.

While Highland Park is known as an affluent suburb, you won’t find too many other houses with quite such steep asking prices.

“It’s top of the heap. It’s definitely top of the heap by a long-shot,” said realtor Marisa Hopkins, of the Highland Park Coldwell banker office. “The next close is about $17.5 (million), and that’s in Barrington Hills.

Hopkins also has the “Home Alone” house in Winnetka listed.

“I think the biggest factor a celebrity has on a home is giving it visibility,” Hopkins said. “The world will know that Michael Jordan’s home is for sale.”

But whoever buys the house should expect to take a hit with the property taxes.

“According to the Lake County Assessor, what he is billed is $165,489.91,” Hopkins said.

The assessor puts the fair market value of the estate at just under $8 million.

Michael Jordan and his ex-wife, Juanita, raised their sons, Jeffrey and Marcus, and their daughter, Jasmine, in the mansion. Michael and Juanita Jordan divorced in 2006.

In 2010, Jordan had an opulent new home constructed on Jack Nicklaus’ Bears Club development in Jupiter, Fla.

Jordan fans near the home in Highland Park said they’d love to be able to take a stroll up the elaborate walkway and catch a glimpse of the full-sized basketball court inside, dreaming of all the treasures that would sit beyond it.

Matthew Agin said he would love to see “where he keeps his trophies and stuff.”

You can just imagine Jordan kicking back in the massive den.

Samantha Agin said, “I wonder who’s gonna buy it.”

There’s also the super-futuristic kitchen and its huge center island; a far cry from the Highland Park kitchen where Jordan fan, Jose Hernandez fills orders at Walker Brothers’ The Original Pancake House.

Hernandez said the Jordan mansion would be the best thing a true fan could own.

“I would buy it. I mean, like, it’s Michael Jordan,” he said.

But he knows a winning lottery ticket would be the only way he’d ever come close.

“I could play the lottery, like, every day to see if I could win it,” Hernandez said.

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  • Danny

    Proofread much?

  • non

    My house is for sell too. Why is that not in the news?

    • lol

      Because you are not MJ and maybe house is not worth 29M?. The word is “sale” not sell.

      • Jaye


    • kulin

      you right

  • Charles E Parker

    Hell get 23 mill for it

  • Laura

    Does this mean he does not have a residence in Chicago anymore?

  • Lois

    I think I’d rather have the Hemingway house in Oak Park, much more attractive and a fraction of the cost!

  • Just the Average Joe

    Good luck on that sale! I can’t imagine anybody would pay that price, plus 165K in property tax for a place in the cold greedy Chicago area. I don’t blame him, I would move to FL too.

    • Rob

      Rumor has it that Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook is going to buy the mansion.

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  • Centurion

    It’s a house for sale..I don’t care who owned it…ITS NOT WORTH 29MILLION. Serious golfers can get the house for a whole lot less….just take that baldheaded fool to the golf course….and say…WANNA BET……he loses everytime.

    • limp

      hey try bet with him on basketball court….

      • Rob

        LMAO! Good one, limp!

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