Former Chicago Bulls Hall of Famer Scottie Pippen sold his home in Highland Park for $1.8 million, below its listing price, more than five years and several price chops after he first put it on the market.
Pippen sold the home on Oct. 8, the Chicago Tribune reported. The home had been listed for $1.99 million, well under the $2.25 million he was asking three years ago and the $3.1 million he expected in 2016. Pippen and his then-wife bought the house in 2004 for $2.23 million.
The home sits on 2.6 acres and comes with two master suites, a basketball court with an oversized painting of Pippen’s Bulls jersey, a movie theater, sauna and pool. Pippen and his then-wife Larsa added a gym and an infinity pool with a slide and waterfall. Other features of the home include fireplaces, a grand foyer, a large recreation room, a wine cellar, an updated kitchen and an eight-car garage.
In an effort to find a buyer, Pippen listed his home on Airbnb in July, asking for three separate one-night stays for $92 each to honor the Olympics gold medal he won in 1992..
While Pippen took a loss on the property, he’s been more successful than Michael Jordan, another former Chicago Bulls player. Jordan has been trying to find a buyer for his Highland Park nine-bedroom home for almost a decade.
Jordan first listed the home in 2012 at $29 million. The six-acre compound with No. 23 emblazoned on the entrance gate has gone through a series of price cuts. It’s had the same listing price of $14.85 million for the past few years.
[Chicago Tribune] — Victoria Pruitt