Scottie Pippen Has Been Trying To Sell This Opulent Florida Mansion
Legendary Chicago Bull Scottie Pippen is back in the news with the critically acclaimed documentary from ESPN The last dance, sure Michael Jordan and the rest of the Bulls phenomenon from the 90s. This means celebrity real estate enthusiasts might be interested to know that Pippen was trying to sell an impressive mansion he built in Fort Lauderdale, Florida at the start 2000s for over ten years now.
Pippen bought the property in 2000 when it was just empty land, spending $ 1.3 million on it, then building a 13,000 square foot mansion. There, he and his family obviously lived happily for ten years, but in 2010, they put it up for sale with an asking price of $ 16 million. Then, the following year, that price was reduced to $ 13.5 million. In 2016, the price was further reduced, this time to $ 12.5 million, and in an unusual step in the real estate world, Pippen even threw his yacht at no additional cost. Somehow, a buyer for the house was still not found at this price, and to date, he is listed for $ 9.8 million – and Pippen has also made the mansion available in High-end rental at around $ 40,000 per month.
Why Pippen had such a hard time selling this clearly exceptional mansion (designed by famous architect Randall Stofft) can be attributed to a number of factors, including fluctuations in supply and demand over the luxury housing market in the region and simply bad luck. But it is certainly not because the house itself has not suited any of the above asking prices over the years, with its magnificent Venetian style design and its wealth of amenities, including a games room, a multimedia room, a high-end gourmet kitchen, expansive swimming pool, and of course a basketball court.
Hopefully, Pippen’s decade-long effort to sell his Fort Lauderdale home will come to a satisfactory conclusion in the near future. But in the meantime, you can take a look at the mansion in the video below from real estate agent Gilles Rais: