Take a Look Inside Michael Jordan's Illinois Mansion From His Chicago Bulls Glory Days
For 19 years, basketball legend Michael Jordan, who is at the center of ESPN's The Last Dance documentary, lived in a sprawling Highland Park, IL, mansion. He put the 56,000-square-foot home, which boasts nine bedrooms and 19 bathrooms, up for sale in 2012 and it has yet to sell. Michael had the house built to his specifications, including an indoor swimming pool, an indoor basketball court, a skylight above the kitchen table, and massive front gates adorned with his famous number 23. (He eventually got rid of the pool but kept a beautiful infinity pool outside.) Go on a full tour of the former Chicago Bull's residence ahead and scope out some of the coolest spots in and around the house — including what used to be the weight room where he worked out with his championship-winning teammates.
Michael Jordan's Chicago Home
The Front Gate
The front gate of Michael's Highland Park, IL, mansion is emblazoned with his iconic jersey number, of course.
The Baghdad Table
The dining room has a custom-made table called the Baghdad table. It was designed to look like a map of Baghdad, Iraq.
Many areas of the house, including this formal area, have floor-to-ceiling windows to allow a ton of light in.
The house has a huge skylight over the kitchen table to make you feel almost like you're cooking right outside in the sun.
The huge kitchen was renovated not long before the house went up for sale and was upgraded to include top-of-the-line amenities and every appliance you can imagine.
Not only does the mansion have an infinity pool in the yard, but the pool has a small private island in the middle with a little bridge connecting to it.
Just outside the basketball court is a meeting area where Michael undoubtedly spent time with his former Bulls teammates.
Regulation Basketball Court
Michael's house has a regulation-size basketball court, splashed with his name and the Jumpman logo. He used to have his teammates over on some practice days to lift weights and eat breakfast before going to the official team practice, according to former teammate Randy Brown.
What was originally an exercise area was then renovated into cigar and wine rooms. The cigar room is equipped with an air-purification system to keep it from smelling smoky.
Playboy Mansion Doors
The doors leading to a billiards room are actually the doors from the original Playboy Mansion in Chicago. They were on that house until 1974.
Jordan's favorite area of the house was the upstairs library, this lounge nook, and the billiards room next to it.
The grounds of the mansion house a tennis court as well as a small golfing area, complete with Jumpman golf flags.