Scottie Pippen scores buyer for Highland Park manse

5 years and multiple price cuts later, 10K sf home in contract

Scottie Pippen and the Highland Park mansion (Getty, Berkshire Hathaway)
Scottie Pippen and the Highland Park mansion (Getty, Berkshire Hathaway)

It took five years, multiple price cuts and a stunt tied to the Olympics but Bulls great Scottie Pippen has landed a buyer for his suburban Highland Park mansion.

The 10,000-square-foot estate that includes an indoor basketball court is in contract, according to the Chicago Tribune. The home is listed for $1.99 million.

The home went on the market in 2016, at just under $3.1 million before several price cuts. Last month, Pippen reduced it a final time to just under $2 million.

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The Bulls champion and two-time Olympic gold medalist put the home on Airbnb in the leadup to the Tokyo Olympics. He offered the property at a symbolic rate of $92 per night, a reference to Pippen’s 1992 Olympic gold.

Pippen and his then-wife bought the house in 2004 for $2.23 million. In addition to the court, the home includes an infinity pool with a waterslide and waterfall. There is also a movie theater that seats eight.

Meanwhile, house neighbor and former teammate Michael Jordan is still trying to sell his far pricier Highland Park mansion. The 30,000-square-foot estate has been on the market for more than decade. It is listed at $14.8 million, according to Redfin, and is the most expensive home on the market in Highland Park.

[Tribune] — Connie Kim