OMG is this really Michael Jordan's house?

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in AppleOutsider edited January 2014




I literally don't believe it. But it does have a basketball court! :P



If it's in North Carolina I'm going to Google Map it and prepare for my assault and takeover.
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  • Reply 1 of 61
    hmurchisonhmurchison Posts: 12,271member
    More pics



    Sheesh...to be rich in America.
  • Reply 2 of 61
    chris cuillachris cuilla Posts: 4,825member
    Pretty amazing. Must be nice to be Mike.
  • Reply 3 of 61
    objra10objra10 Posts: 679member
    It's in Chicago actually....
  • Reply 4 of 61
    addaboxaddabox Posts: 12,660member
    This is the part of wealth the freaks me out, when you shoot right past "living as well as any human being could possibly want" to "insane ostentation for its own sake".



    Like he sat down and said "Hell, I'm Michael Friggin Jordan, livin' large ain't gonna cut it, I gotta live freakin' humongous.
  • Reply 5 of 61
    giantgiant Posts: 6,041member
  • Reply 6 of 61
    kishankishan Posts: 732member
    I remember going to see the gate back in 1999 when I was visiting a friend in Chicago... very impressive. I found this pic of the front gate. It was taken by a Taiwanese tourist!



  • Reply 7 of 61
    Well, good for Michael Jordan. If he likes to buy and live in that mansion I see nothing wrong with that! Now, the tax cuts that Bush gave to the richest americans, that's an all together different discussion. Don't blame the rich people for spending their own money, instead blame the people that gives them tax reductions they don't need, when the state (deficit...), and the people in need could use the money more than ever.
  • Reply 8 of 61
    kschererkscherer Posts: 77member
    Makes you wonder about that "size" thing, doesn't it?
  • Reply 9 of 61
    e1618978e1618978 Posts: 6,074member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Power Apple

    Well, good for Michael Jordan. If he likes to buy and live in that mansion I see nothing wrong with that! Now, the tax cuts that Bush gave to the richest americans, that's an all together different discussion. Don't blame the rich people for spending their own money, instead blame the people that gives them tax reductions they don't need, when the state (deficit...), and the people in need could use the money more than ever.



    People in need require less than ever, as poverty is at an all time low in the US.



    Back to MJ's house, it looks like he had an indoor basketball court, and then replaced it with an outdoor one to improve the view from his house. Makes sense as basketball is no longer a full-year thing for him now.
  • Reply 10 of 61
    chris cuillachris cuilla Posts: 4,825member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by e1618978

    People in need require less than ever, as poverty is at an all time low in the US.



    Back to MJ's house, it looks like he had an indoor basketball court, and then replaced it with an outdoor one to improve the view from his house. Makes sense as basketball is no longer a full-year thing for him now.




    At 29,000 square feet, I wouldn't be too surprised to find that he has both and outdoor courts. The winters (and summers) can be brutal in northern Illinois.



    BTW it is actually in Highland Park, IL:



    http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=42.20...7532&t=k&hl=en
  • Reply 11 of 61
    hardeeharharhardeeharhar Posts: 4,841member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by e1618978

    People in need require less than ever, as poverty is at an all time low in the US.



    Back to MJ's house, it looks like he had an indoor basketball court, and then replaced it with an outdoor one to improve the view from his house. Makes sense as basketball is no longer a full-year thing for him now.




    There is no reason to claim that people in need require less or more than ever, as there is no evidence either way.



    And you have got it backwards... The gym was built after the outdoor court...
  • Reply 12 of 61
    trumptmantrumptman Posts: 16,455member
    Quote:

    There are over 200 mature 40' pine trees ringing his property that MJ reportedly purchased from others and had transplanted for a cost of up to $10,000 each.



    The guy spent more than most people will earn in a lifetime just moving trees around.



    Yeah, wealth never trickles down.



    It isn't just that Jordan is mega-rich. How many people are getting rich building that darn house.



    Dude, I'm a retired multimillionaire.



    Really what did you do?



    I landscaped Jordan's house.



    Nick
  • Reply 13 of 61
    e1618978e1618978 Posts: 6,074member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by hardeeharhar

    There is no reason to claim that people in need require less or more than ever, as there is no evidence either way.



    And you have got it backwards... The gym was built after the outdoor court...




    I agree, but I was just trying to disarm a socialist rant against rich people and tax cuts. The more for everyone the better, I say.



    And if he added that gym later, then I think the property looked better without it. But it is to his taste - since it is his money



    Personally, even if my mother and mother-in-law both lived with me, I can't see needing more than 10,000 sq feet. All that space would mean that you would have to do an awful lot of walking - maybe he has a Segway to get around with.
  • Reply 14 of 61
    giantgiant Posts: 6,041member
    Interestingly, contrast the size of his home with this chicagoland billionaire's home
  • Reply 15 of 61
    chris cuillachris cuilla Posts: 4,825member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by giant

    Interestingly, contrast the size of his home with this chicagoland billionaire's home.



    Who's place is that?



    EDIT: Nevermind. Google is my friend too.

  • Reply 16 of 61
    e1618978e1618978 Posts: 6,074member
    Being that close to the street would seem like a security risk for a billionaire.



    I don't really like either house - I would build a medium sized stone house on 100 acres, personally.
  • Reply 17 of 61
    hardeeharharhardeeharhar Posts: 4,841member
    Buffet?
  • Reply 18 of 61
    e1618978e1618978 Posts: 6,074member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by hardeeharhar

    Buffet?



    Warren Buffet lives in Omaha, with a vacation home in California.
  • Reply 19 of 61
    chris cuillachris cuilla Posts: 4,825member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by e1618978

    Being that close to the street would seem like a security risk for a billionaire.



    Possibly. Probably pretty safe in the area he's in there. Also, if no one really knows...risk is reduced further.
  • Reply 20 of 61
    giantgiant Posts: 6,041member
    Then again, maybe we should just have the front photo. My post has been edited.
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