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Step inside this glamorous resort-like home, once owned by Shaquille O’Neal

The house boasts soaring views, a home cinema and, of course, a basketball court…

Shaquille O'Neal's house
(Image credit: Tyler Hogan/Compass)

An opulent home once owned by basketball phenomenon Shaquille O’Neal has gone on the market for $9.25 million.

The plush home sits in the covetable, guard-gated Mulholland Estates surrounded by magnificent views. 

The expansive estate oozes a resort-style feel, and offers a dramatic welcome with a two-storey entrance hall enhanced with marble floors and grand archways. 

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Shaquille O'Neal's house

(Image credit: Tyler Hogan/Compass)

Lounge spaces vary between formal and sophisticated for entertaining (think grand pianos and elaborate lighting) and snug-style rooms for TV binges and sofa-surfing.

Shaquille O'Neal's house

(Image credit: Tyler Hogan/Compass)

Shaquille O'Neal's house

(Image credit: Tyler Hogan/Compass)

Dining areas also offer varying styles, from clean, contemporary and sleek to art-packed walls and stencilled ceilings.

Shaquille O'Neal's house

(Image credit: Tyler Hogan/Compass)

Shaquille O'Neal's house

(Image credit: Tyler Hogan/Compass)

The super-prime master suite offers the space you’d expect a 7ft 1in megastar to require, and boasts a private lounge with kitchenette, oversized walk-in closets, a spa-like bath and dual vanity unit.

Shaquille O'Neal's house

(Image credit: Tyler Hogan/Compass)

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Shaquille O'Neal's house

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Shaquille O'Neal's house

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Guest bedrooms are modern and inviting, featuring on-trend pieces like fluted velvet headboards.

Shaquille O'Neal's house

(Image credit: Tyler Hogan/Compass)

As you move seamlessly through the house, you’re also greeted by beautiful reception spaces boasting statement pieces of art.

Shaquille O'Neal's house

(Image credit: Tyler Hogan/Compass)

And, when Sunday fun day comes around (or just whenever it takes your fancy), there's a state-of-the-art home theater and games room to keep everyone entertained.

Shaquille O'Neal's house

(Image credit: Tyler Hogan/Compass)

Outside is also an entertainer’s paradise, where you’ll find a basketball court, pool, waterfall, spa, pavilion, BBQ, fire pit and patio space for laidback lounging while soaking up those city light views.

Shaquille O'Neal's house

(Image credit: Tyler Hogan/Compass)

Where does Shaquille O'Neal live now?

The four-time NBA champion lives in a mega-mansion, perfectly suited to his size and star status. The 31,000sqft home sits on four acres in the exclusive Isleworth Golf & Country Club in Florida, and boasts a car showroom to house his luxury motor collection, a 95ft-long pool, 12 bedrooms, an indoor basketball court, and are 700sqft or lake frontage. It's currently on sale for $19.5 million.

Listed for $9,250,000 with Sally Forster Jones (opens in new tab) of Compass (opens in new tab)

Contributing Editor

Ruth Doherty is an experienced digital writer and editor specializing in interiors, travel and lifestyle. With 20 years of writing for national sites under her belt, she’s worked for the likes of Livingetc.com, Standard, Ideal Home, Stylist and Marie Claire as well as Homes & Gardens.