Legend Point

Michael Jordan’s Personal Residence

Set on 7.39 immaculately landscaped acres just north of Chicago, the longtime personal residence of Michael Jordan offers the ultimate in privacy and luxury. This secluded compound includes 56,000 square feet of living space, with 9 bedrooms, 15 full and 4 half bathrooms and, as one might expect from this basketball legend, a regulation-size, NBA-quality basketball court — all surrounded by a living fence of 150 mature evergreens, creating an envelope of unparalleled privacy.

Beautiful Living

While many areas of the home provide a cozy, intimate setting for friends and family, the public living areas welcome guests to expansive, light-filled rooms. Floor-to-ceiling windows frame the family room, an exercise in understated elegance with plush carpeting, built-in aquarium, and a fireplace. Likewise, in the soaring two-story living room, a series of ten floor-to-ceiling windows makes the dramatic outdoor landscaping as much a part of the room as the cove ceilings and circular design.

Steps away from the living room is the intimate formal dining room. Here, the vast ceiling height drops to create a warm ambience, ripe for conversation over dinner and drinks. The room can display large works of art with ease, each piece highlighted with museum-quality lighting.

Breakfast of Champions

The contemporary main kitchen is a masterpiece of both design and functionality, whether hosting a catered affair or enjoying a simple bowl of cereal at the breakfast bar. It includes a ventilated island food prep area with gas Gaggenau cooktop, double convection ovens, a combination steam oven, and two dishwashers.

The kitchen flows into the casual dining room, a beautiful, airy rotunda flooded with natural light that opens onto a terrace for al fresco dining.

Luxurious Suites

The property includes nine bedrooms, with six located in the primary residence. All include spacious closets and en suite bathrooms. The master suite (not pictured) is an inviting 504 square feet, set into a curved wall with windows overlooking the landscaped lawn. The master bedroom shares a three-sided fireplace with a private lounge and the master bathroom. His-and-hers closets, a dressing and make-up area, and a sky-lit bathroom complete this luxurious suite.

Where the Living is Easy

This, friends, is where it all happens. Where the good times roll. Tucked away on the lower level of the primary residence, you’ll find a card and cigar room with a custom-built, walk-in humidor, a wine cellar, wine tasting room, sitting room, and a fully equipped in-house beauty salon. (Because that’s what she wants, that’s why.) The card room is richly appointed, ready for rounds of poker late into the night, and includes a built-in HDTV, an intricately patterned cove ceiling, and recessed lighting. The 500+ bottle wine cellar is an oenophile’s delight and is completely climate and humidity controlled.

Gentleman’s Retreat

This richly appointed suite hearkens back to another era, with a billiard parlor, fireplace, library, and full wet bar for your drinks of choice. But even classics can be improved upon, in this case with a conversation starter that will never stop: The entrance to this private sanctuary includes the original doors from the Playboy Mansion in Chicago. The Gentleman’s Retreat also includes a video screen that descends from the ceiling for your viewing pleasure.

Fitness Studio

With the legendary MJ behind this fitness studio, you can imagine the caliber of its equipment. And you’d be right. All the equipment will stay with this extraordinary high-tech studio, including Jordan’s personal treadmills, elliptical trainers, Stairmasters, Precor bike, Cybex arc trainer and free weights to keep you in peak form.

Rare Air

In 2001, this full-size, regulation basketball court was built to Michael Jordan’s exacting specifications. It features specially cushioned hardwood flooring, adjustable backstops and baskets, and competition-quality, high-intensity lighting. The court also includes a custom sound system with speakers expressly tuned for the court space.

Adjacent to the basketball court are locker rooms and showers, as well as a circular lounge with comfortable leather chairs and a built-in HDTV. The lounge boasts a glass observation overlook where spectators can comfortably enjoy the action on the basketball court. The gymnasium opens to additional outdoor recreational areas like the tennis court and putting green. To ensure privacy from the main house, if desired, the facility has a separate entry and nearby parking area.

Indoor Meets Outdoor Living

The pool pavilion was built in 2009 and links the primary residence with the guest wing. The design is a stunner, including a retractable electric canopy that, with the touch of a button, can transform the enclosed room to an extraordinary indoor/outdoor experience geared for entertaining.

Fresh air and sunlight by day, cool breezes and twinkling stars by night. A built-in 110” rear-screen projection system with state-of-the-art surround sound system, and a full-sized bar further enhance the entertaining possibilities, while telescoping floor-to-ceiling windows on both sides can be fully opened to the outdoor pool and terrace.

Hospitality Chicago Style

Located directly off the pool pavilion, the three-bedroom guest wing offers all the amenities visitors could want. The gourmet kitchen includes Gaggenau and Sub-Zero appliances. Each guest bedroom features an en suite bathroom and built-in furnishings. Doors open from the curved wall of the living room directly onto the outdoor terrace, where lake breezes cool off the evening air. A flowing floor plan, understated neutral décor, and a separate entrance all create an unparalleled level of serenity, privacy, and coziness, whether guests are staying overnight or for an extended period of time.

About Highland Park

Located 23 miles north of Chicago with easy access to the city, Highland Park boasts some of the region’s most beautiful and exclusive homes. Here, residents enjoy small town comforts with big city advantages, with a strong emphasis on recreation and culture. The Chicago Symphony summers in Highland Park every year, and the city plays host to the well-known Ravinia Festival, an open air concert series during the summer. With lakefront parks and beaches on Lake Michigan, Highland Park has plenty of outdoor activities to keep residents busy, and its bustling downtown shopping district is a strong indicator of the vibrancy of this community.

Legend Point Features

  • 7.39 acres
  • 56,000 square feet
  • 9 bedrooms – 15 full and 4 half baths
  • 5 fireplaces
  • 15 heated garage spaces
  • 500+ bottle wine cellar
  • Home theater
  • Card room
  • Cigar room with walk-in humidor
  • Pool pavilion and outdoor kitchen with separate entrance
  • Basketball complex
  • State-of-the-art fitness center
  • Tennis court
  • Putting green
  • Full-service beauty salon
  • Guest wing with 3 en suite bedrooms and separate entrance
  • Living fence of 150 mature evergreens

Primary Residence

  • Foyer with Perlino Rosato Italian marble
  • 2-story circular living room
  • 6 bedrooms with en suite bathrooms
  • Casual dining room in light-filled rotunda
  • Formal dining room with museum-quality lighting
  • 2-story family room
  • Den
  • His-and-hers offices
  • Study
  • Downstairs library with 2 Sub-Zero refrigerators
  • Laundry Room with Kenmore Elite washer and dryer
  • Gentleman’s Retreat with original doors from the Playboy Mansion
  • Card Room with cove ceiling
  • 500+ bottle wine cellar with temperature and humidity control
  • Fully equipped beauty salon with Sub-Zero under-cabinet refrigerator

Master Suite

  • Lounge
  • Bedroom
  • His-and-hers closets
  • Dressing and make-up area
  • Steam shower
  • Jacuzzi tub
  • Sub-Zero refrigerator
  • Amana microwave

Gourmet Kitchen

  • Gaggenau freezer
  • Gaggenau refrigerator
  • Gaggenau wine cooler
  • Island ventilation
  • Gaggenau lift-door microwave oven
  • Gaggenau combination steam oven
  • Gaggenau coffee machine
  • Sub-Zero icemaker
  • 2 Gaggenau dishwashers
  • Gaggenau double convection ovens

Upstairs Library

  • Sub-Zero under-cabinet refrigerator
  • Sub-Zero icemaker
  • Panasonic microwave
  • Miele dishwasher

Cigar Room with Walk-In Humidor

  • Sub-Zero under-cabinet refrigerator
  • Miele dishwasher
  • GE Microwave
  • 2 Sub-Zero refrigerator drawers
  • Sub-Zero full-size freezer

Home Theater

  • Pool table
  • Super-sized video game screen
  • Plush, built-in leather lounge chairs
  • Built-in video game chairs with console

Fitness Studio

  • Treadmills
  • Elliptical trainers
  • Stairmasters
  • Precor bike
  • Cybex arc trainer
  • Free weights

Pool with Pavilion Retractable Roof and Walls

  • Sub-Zero refrigerator and freezer
  • Miele dishwasher
  • Panasonic microwave
  • 2 Sub-Zero under-cabinet icemakers
  • Sub-Zero wine cooler
  • 4 Sub-Zero refrigerator drawers

Basketball Complex

  • Regulation-size basketball court
  • Cushioned hardwood flooring
  • Adjustable backstops and baskets
  • Competition-quality, high-intensity lighting
  • Custom sound system
  • Locker rooms and showers
  • Circular lounge with leather seating
  • Built-in HDTV
  • Sub-Zero under-cabinet refrigerator

Guest Wing

  • 3 bedrooms with en suite bathrooms
  • Living room
  • Outdoor terrace
  • Gourmet kitchen
  • Gaggenau gas cooktop
  • Gaggenau convection oven
  • Sub-Zero under-cabinet refrigerator
  • Gaggenau dishwasher
  • Panasonic microwave
  • Whirlpool washer and dryer

Outdoor Entertaining and Landscaping

  • Infinity pool and pavilion
  • Wisconsin limestone terrace
  • Tennis court
  • Outdoor fireplace and kitchen
  • Putting green
  • Stocked pond
  • Living fence of 150 evergreen trees
  • Gated entry
  • 110 mature Colorado Spruces
  • Extensive outdoor lighting
  • 15 heated garage spaces

This property is listed for sale by Baird and Warner (Lic#477.010810), 737 N. Michigan, Ste 1800, Chicago, IL 60611 (312) 640-7010. Listing agent Katherine L. Malkin (Lic #475.088602). Concierge Auctions, LLC is the provider of auction marketing services and is a licensed Illinois real estate brokerage firm (Lic #481011750). The services referred to herein are not available to residents of any state where prohibited by applicable state law. Concierge Auctions, LLC, its agents and affiliates, broker partners, Auctioneer, and the Sellers make all efforts to provide accurate and complete information, but do not warrant or guaranty the accuracy or completeness of any information and shall have no liability for errors or omissions or inaccuracies under any circumstances in this or any other property listings or advertising, promotional or publicity statements and materials. This is not meant as a solicitation for listings. Cooperating Brokers are fully protected and encouraged to participate. See Auction Terms & Conditions for full details.