Michael Jordan paid $4.8 million for a pair of tracts in golfer Jack Nicklaus’ Bear Club community in Jupiter in 2008, and the home he’s building on the land is nearly ready, according to Realtors Jeff and Cary Lichtenstein. Golfer Tiger Woods is one of Jordan’s fellow residents in Jupiter. The 37,000-square-foot home has 11 bedrooms, a basketball and a gym, according to Lichtenstein. [Jeff Lichtenstein's Blog]
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Country singer Alan Jackson has put his Jupiter Island on the block, listing it for $14.9 million, according to GossipExtra. Jackson purchased the property in 2006 for $3.5 million, ultimately demolishing it and building a new home, now appraised at $6.2 million. Jupiter Island has drawn many celebrities in recent years, from Tiger Woods and Celine Dion to Michael Jordan. [GossipExtra via Sun Sentinel]
Michael Jordan is set to move into a 37,000-square-foot home in Jupiter, but some residents of the Bears Club are not enthused, according to Yahoo! Sports. One source complained of Jordan’s “half-smoked cigars on the grass” and of the frequently large group with whom he plays golf. “The point of living in this place is that it’s quiet,” the source said. Jordan said he was looking forward to being a resident and to abiding by the rules, according to a spokesperson. [Yahoo! Sports] Comments
Basketball superstar Michael Jordan’s Jupiter home is still under construction, but the 28,000-square-foot property has been revealed through photos by Palm Beach County Realtors Jeff and Cary Lichtenstein. The home, which is just 10 miles away from golfer Tiger Woods at the northern end of Palm Beach County, is on the edge of Jack Nicklaus’ Bear’s Club golf course. [Golf.com] [more]
From left: Tiger Woods, his home in Jupiter (Source: Palm Beach Post), and his homes at 9724 Green Island CV and 8934 Conroy Windermere Road near Orlando
Tiger Woods may be mastering Augusta after a tormented layoff from golf, and has slowly worked to master Florida real estate in Orlando and Palm Beach.
The record-breaking golfer has been based in Florida as a professional, but mainly for the weather and plethora of golf courses. Woods has been very active in Florida real estate, purchasing two homes near Orlando, with two currently under construction in Jupiter. The homes are worth more than $50 million combined.
Woods has made a few purchases in Orlando, where he lives primarily, and another in a massive knockdown and rebuilding of an 11,000-square-foot home on tony Jupiter Island, at the north end of Palm Beach County, the latter apparently influenced by his wife’s Swedish heritage and a bustling local Swedish community.
According to Orange County, Fla. property appraiser records, Woods owns two homes in Windermere, Fla. at the Isleworth development, with one listed under his original (though since formally changed) name Eldrick Woods with his wife, Elin, and another listed jointly for himself and his late father, Earl Woods. [more]
Michael Jordan has plans to build a nearly 38,000-square-foot mansion at 172 Bears Club Road in Jupiter, on two adjacent plots of land at the Bear Club golf community that the former NBA star purchased last year for $4.8 million. The two-story home, which is being developed by Lavelle Construction, will have 11 bedrooms, an elevator, a grand stairway, and 10-foot ceilings. The new house has a price tag of $7.6 million.