Shaquille O’Neal sells lakefront mega mansion for $11M – after slashing $17M off his original price

Marice Phelipe

Shaquille O’Neal has sold his lakefront mega mansion in Florida for $11 million – and it comes complete with luxury additions including an aquarium room, a super-size 15-foot round bed and a full-scale indoor basketball court.

He originally listed the home for $28 million in 2018, later dropping the asking price to $16.5 million before it was eventually sold for $11 million – $17M off his original asking price. 

The NBA star, 49, purchased the 12-bedroom property in Isleworth, Lake Butler, in 1993 for $3.95 million – but has since made some incredible custom changes.

Located in a gated golf community near Disney World Orlando, the huge home is 31,000 square feet and spread across three acres.

It includes 12 bedrooms, 15 baths, and a chef’s kitchen with Viking, Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances.

Shaquille O’Neal has sold his lakefront mega mansion in Florida for $11 million – and it comes complete with luxury additions including an aquarium room, a super-size 15-foot round bed and a full-scale indoor basketball court

Shaquille O’Neal has sold his lakefront mega mansion in Florida for $11 million – and it comes complete with luxury additions including an aquarium room, a super-size 15-foot round bed and a full-scale indoor basketball court

Located in a gated golf community near Disney World Orlando, the huge home is 31,000 square feet and spread across three acres

Located in a gated golf community near Disney World Orlando, the huge home is 31,000 square feet and spread across three acres

The NBA star, 49, purchased the 12-bedroom property in Isleworth, Lake Butler, in 1993 for $3.95 million

The NBA star, 49, purchased the 12-bedroom property in Isleworth, Lake Butler, in 1993 for $3.95 million

He originally listed the home for $28 million in 2018, later dropping the asking price to $16.5 million before it was eventually sold for $11 million – $17M off his original asking price

He originally listed the home for $28 million in 2018, later dropping the asking price to $16.5 million before it was eventually sold for $11 million – $17M off his original asking price

It includes 12 bedrooms, 15 baths, and a chef’s kitchen with Viking, Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances

It includes 12 bedrooms, 15 baths, and a chef’s kitchen with Viking, Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances

There is a huge living room to entertain guests, as well as a formal dining space, recording studio, and a gentleman’s room with a games table and wet bar

There is a huge living room to entertain guests, as well as a formal dining space, recording studio, and a gentleman’s room with a games table and wet bar

There is a huge living room to entertain guests, as well as a formal dining space, a recording studio, and a gentleman’s room with a games table and wet bar.

Outside, there is a 95-foot pool with a waterfall, a tiki-style cabana, and 700 feet of lakefront with a private dock. There are 10-foot walls surrounding the entire property for protection, as well as 15 cameras inside and 18 outside.

The master wing has a four-room closet and his-and-hers baths. The guest wing has its own bar area and five en-suite bedrooms. 

Shaq has made some unique changes to several rooms – including an aquarium room with hieroglyphics on the walls and a saltwater triangular fish tank

Shaq has made some unique changes to several rooms – including an aquarium room with hieroglyphics on the walls and a saltwater triangular fish tank

Elsewhere in the property is full-size indoor basketball court

Elsewhere in the property is full-size indoor basketball court

The master wing has a four-room closet and his-and-hers baths. The guest wing has its own bar area and five en-suite bedrooms

The master wing has a four-room closet and his-and-hers baths. The guest wing has its own bar area and five en-suite bedrooms

Elsewhere in the property is a cozy home cinema and a full-size indoor basketball court. The garage (which can fit up to 17 cars) has mirrored walls.

Interior design details of the house include marble flooring, a dual mahogany wood staircase and mahogany tray ceilings.

Over the years, Shaq made some unique changes to several rooms – including a temperature-controlled, cedar-planked humidor and wine storage, and an aquarium room with hieroglyphics on the walls and a saltwater triangular fish tank. 

He also had a true-to-size mural of a red tractor-trailer built in one room, complete with a Superman logo – which is famously Shaq’s nickname – on the grill.

After struggling to sell the house, he swapped his eccentric flair for more traditional home decor. He traded in a 15-foot round bed frame  in the master bedroom suite (pictured) for a regular-shaped bed
After struggling to sell the house, he swapped his eccentric flair for more traditional home decor. He traded in a 15-foot round bed frame  in the master bedroom suite for a regular-shaped bed (pictured)

After struggling to sell the house for three years, he swapped some of his eccentric flair for more traditional home decor. He traded in a 15-foot round bed frame in the master bedroom suite (left) for a regular-shaped bed (right)

The kitchen cabinets in Shaq's Central Florida mansion appear to have gotten a make over- going from pastel yellow (pictured) to a more modern white
The kitchen cabinets in Shaq's Central Florida mansion appear to have gotten a make over- going from pastel yellow to a more modern white (pctured)

The kitchen cabinets in Shaq’s Central Florida mansion also got a make over- going from pastel yellow (left) to a more modern white (right)

Superman logos disappeared from the wall of the property's NBA-certified basketball court. And the hero's movie posters were taken down from the ten-seat movie theater
Superman logos disappeared from the wall of the property's NBA-certified basketball court. And the hero's movie posters were taken down from the ten-seat movie theater

Superman logos disappeared from the wall of the property’s NBA-certified basketball court. And the hero’s movie posters were taken down from the ten-seat movie theater 

But after struggling to sell the house for more than three years, he swapped his eccentric flair for more traditional home decor. 

A 15-foot round bed frame – with Superman bedspread – was removed from the master bedroom suite and replaced with a regular-shaped bed with non-superhero themed linens.   

Superman logos also disappeared from the wall of the property’s NBA-certified basketball court. And the hero’s movie posters were taken down from the ten-seat movie theater.

The basketball player – who played for the NBA for 19 years but now works as a sports analyst on the television program Inside the NBA – made a $7.05 million profit on the house.

After playing college basketball for the LSU Tigers, Shaq was drafted by the Orlando Magic in 1992. He quickly became one of the best players in the league, winning Rookie of the Year in 1992 and 1993, and he lead his team to the 1995 NBA Finals.

Over the years, he also played for the LA Lakers, Miami Heat, Phoenix Suns, Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics. In addition to his basketball career, the sports star has also released four rap albums, appeared in numerous films, and starred in his own reality shows. 

Another unique addition is a true-to-size mural of a red tractor-trailer barreling towards one of the rooms

Another unique addition is a true-to-size mural of a red tractor-trailer barreling towards one of the rooms

The garage has mirrored walls and can fit up to 17 cars

The garage has mirrored walls and can fit up to 17 cars

There are 10-foot walls surrounding the entire property for protection, as well as 15 cameras inside and 18 outside

There are 10-foot walls surrounding the entire property for protection, as well as 15 cameras inside and 18 outside

Outside, there is a 95-foot pool with a waterfall, a tiki-style cabana, and 700 feet of lakefront with a private dock

Outside, there is a 95-foot pool with a waterfall, a tiki-style cabana, and 700 feet of lakefront with a private dock

Despite having to relist it five times, the sports star made a $7.05 million profit on the house

Despite having to relist it five times, the sports star made a $7.05 million profit on the house

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