CHICAGO, US : Michael Jordan’s Chicago mansion has been on the market since 2012 and three years later, its asking price has been chopped nearly in half—from $29 million to $14.9 million. But there’s reason to believe that the 56,000-square-foot house will be off the market soon. Luxury real estate agent Kofi Nartey, whose cinematic tours of the house have been splashed all over the internet the past couple days, tells Maxim that dropping nearly $15 million won’t just get you an unthinkably large crib, it’ll get you “a pair of every edition of signature Air Jordans in the buyer’s size.”
Now you really want it, don’t you?
The closet full of sneakers isn’t an official perk of buying this house, but if the rich bastard who writes the check wants the shoes, he’ll get them. And if he wants something else, he’ll probably get that too. “If the price is right, we can make almost anything happen,” Nartey says.
It’s kind of crazy that a property this tricked out needs pot sweeteners, but selling a seven-figure property isn’t as easy as it once was. That’s why Nartey started StartYourLegend23.com and produced these theatrical virtual tours. “It may seem over the top, but so is winning 6 NBA Championships and 6 NBA Finals MVPs,” he says.
Know what else is over the top? This house. Along with all the typical trappings of a rich man’s domain — a full gym, 15 bathrooms, kitchens both inside and out — the house on 2700 Point Lane has some even more awe-inspiring amenities. For example, Jordan’s estate has a full service beauty salon (you don’t get a head of hair like this without dedication), five fire places, an island and 15 heated garage spaces.
Still, if this place sells sometime in the near future it’ll be an easy guess which feature enticed the buyer. As Mars said, “It’s gotta be because of the shoes.”