By Ruth Doherty published
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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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.
Dining areas also offer varying styles, from clean, contemporary and sleek to art-packed walls and stencilled ceilings.
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.
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Guest bedrooms are modern and inviting, featuring on-trend pieces like fluted velvet headboards.
As you move seamlessly through the house, you’re also greeted by beautiful reception spaces boasting statement pieces of art.
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.
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.
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.
Ruth Doherty is an interiors writer who has worked for Homes & Gardens and Ideal Home magazines among many others.
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