Shaquille O'Neal lists 31,000 square foot Florida mansion for $28 million

By Zachary Kussin | New York Post

The legendary NBA star has put the Orlando mansion up for sale.  (Reuters, Sotheby’s International Realty)

NBA legend Shaquille “Shaq” O’Neal is listing his tricked-out estate outside Orlando, Florida, for $28 million — and it’s just as supersized as the 7-foot-1 baller himself.

The massive 12-bedroom home, on some 3 acres in Windermere, measures approximately 31,000 square feet, according to the Wall Street Journal, which first reported the listing. The square footage is just the start of its over-the-top features.

Both inside and out, the home is truly one of a kind.  (Sotheby’s International Realty)

O’Neal’s master bedroom, for instance, has a round, built-in bed frame that measures about 15 feet across. Elsewhere, there’s the “Shaq Center” — a sporting facility that includes an approximately 6,000-square-foot basketball court replete with bleacher seating and a logo of the Miami Heat, the basketball team O’Neal played for from 2004 to 2008.

The master bedroom features a round bed frame measuring 15 feet across.  (Sotheby’s International Realty)

Other touches: a walk-in cigar humidor with storage for wine and a built-into-the-wall fish tank surrounded by a mural of O’Neal himself driving a truck.

The stunning property boasts sprawling waterfront views.  (Sotheby’s International Realty)

Superman paraphernalia, invoking one of O’Neal’s nicknames, abound, from the bedspread to the shower door to the in-home movie theater.

Superman paraphernalia and decor abounds throughout the entire home.  (Sotheby’s International Realty)


The perks extend outside, where a Superman statue stands at the end of his dock. Not only are there two garages that together can fit some 17 cars, but there’s also an area that O’Neal has dubbed “Shaq-apulco.” A riff on the name of the coastal Mexican city, it has a 95-foot-long swimming pool with a rock waterfall and a hot tub. It also has a swim-up bar that abuts an outdoor kitchen.

The Orlando mansion can be yours for $28 million.  (Sotheby’s International Realty)


O'Neal first purchased the property in 1993 and has made it uniquely his ever since.  (Sotheby’s International Realty)

A Newark, New Jersey, native, O’Neal bought the property for $3.95 million in 1993 during his time with the Orlando Magic, and subsequent years saw further expansions and customizations.

The square footage is just the start of its over-the-top features.  (Sotheby’s International Realty)

The listing broker, Danial Natoli of Premier Sotheby’s International Realty, told the Journal the home is in “move-in ready” shape, but a prospective buyer could renovate.

“I imagine they’ll make some changes for their own taste,” he said.

The listing broker Danial Natoli of Premier reports that the home is in “move-in ready” shape.  ( Sotheby’s International Realty)

This story originally appeared in the New York Post.

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