The NBA legend listed the luxurious three-acre estate for $28 million exclusively on Premier Sotheby's International Reality after making the move to Atlanta. According to the Orlando Sentinel, he purchased the property back in 1993 when it was a mere 23,000-square-foot Neo Colonial.
It was then renovated to its current 31,000-square-foot state. The pro-baller-turned analyst continued to reside there even after leaving the Orlando Magic for the Los Angeles Lakers in 1996.
Inside, there are a host of amenities fit for a king. Per the Orlando Sentinel,
Features of Shaq’s home include a 1,170-square-foot, two-story great room with marble fireplace and walls of glass; formal dining room with seating for 16; hand-crafted wood paneling and moldings; a chef’s kitchen with custom wood cabinetry and six-foot granite-top cooking island; and a coral stone fireplace accenting the kitchen nook and family room.
The listing says the home also has a soundproof home theater with long bar; a gallery hall designed for art collection; a “gentleman’s room” with game tables, wet bar, wine refrigerator, sink, ice maker and balcony; a temperature-controlled cedar-planked humidor and wine storage; and a saltwater triangular fish tank.
The guest wing has five bedrooms, and there is a 17-car showroom garage and fitness room, a 2,100-square-foot secondary garage with a dance and recording studio.
Upstairs there’s a master-bedroom area with a 900-square-foot sleeping area and balcony, a four-room closet, his-and-her master baths with jetted showers and vanity sinks, and four more bedrooms.
Outdoor amenities in the "Shaq-apulco" area include a 95-foot-long, 15-feet-deep pool with custom rock waterfall, large sunken hot tub, a summer kitchen, a “tiki-style” open cabana overlooking the beach side of the lake and a covered boat dock with sitting area and electric boat lift.
“This one-of-a-kind estate was designed for one of the most dominant players in the history of the NBA,’’ Premier Sotheby's International Realty listing agent Danial Natoli told the Orlando Sentinel. “Every exquisite detail has been curated to deliver the ultimate luxury living experience.’’
Take the grand tour of Shaq's Florida palace in gallery above.