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    Shaquille O’Neal’s Super-Size Florida Mansion Is Back on the Market for $16.5 Million

    First listed in 2018 for $28 million, NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal’s massive home in Windermere, Fla., was finally sold. But the deal fell through, and the palatial estate is now back on the market for $16.5 million, with a few key updates.

    Gone is the ginormous Shaq-sized round bed in the primary bedroom; added is an improved pool area, complete with a summer kitchen, as well as landscaping and minor cosmetic fixes, such as fresh coats of paint and exterior pressure washes.

    But the mansion remains as massive as ever at 31,000 square feet, with a 6,000-square-foot indoor basketball court, 12 bedrooms and 15 baths. Of course, everything about this home was done on a grand scale. The two-story great room alone is more than 1,100 square feet, with its glass walls looking out to the pool and tranquil Lake Butler. The formal dining room, with its handcrafted wood paneling and molding, seats 16. In the kitchen, there’s a Viking six-burner stove, two built-in Wolf steamers, a side-by-side Sub-Zero fridge and freezer plus a second glass-doored fridge and two double-door convection ovens.

    The outsized porte cochere at the home’s entrance 

    Photo: Christian Pestana Rodriguez/Premier Sotheby’s International Realty

    Also on the main level are some of the residence’s best amenities: a sound-proofed cinema room; a “gentleman’s room” with game tables, a wet bar, wine fridge and ice maker; a separate, enclosed cedar-planked humidor and wine storage; an aquarium room with a triangular saltwater fish tank; the guest wing with its five en suite bedrooms, great room and bar; and the basketball court.
    On the second level, the primary suite is a secluded retreat that takes up a full wing of the estate. The bedroom is 900 square feet and has a private balcony, a drop-down screen for the projector TV and a marble fireplace. The walk-in closet is actually four separate rooms with custom shelving and a center island. Dual bathrooms have jetted showers, and one has a two-person Jacuzzi tub. Four other en suite bedrooms are also on the second level.

    The great room 

    Photo: Christian Pestana Rodriguez/Premier Sotheby’s International Realty

    Shaq likes his cars, so there’s also a 17-car garage with an attached fitness studio. A second garage houses another nine dream machines, as well as a dance studio and an enclosed recording studio (where *NSYNC is rumored to have recorded some of their first songs).
    The property sits on three acres of land in Windermere’s gated neighborhood of Isleworth, a prestigious golfing community with its own string of lakes. It’s in the most secluded section of the neighborhood. While the common amenities offer a lot, so does Shaq’s place. He named his 95-foot pool Shaq-apulco, and it does feel like a private resort out on the terrace with the large hot tub and expansive outdoor kitchen. A tiki-style cabana overlooks the sandy beach on Lake Butler, and there’s 700 feet of lakefront. A dock and boat lift provide direct access to the water.

    The fully loaded kitchen 

    Photo: Christian Pestana Rodriguez/Premier Sotheby’s International Realty

    The NBA star is selling because he spends much more time in Atlanta these days with his job as a sports analyst for TNT, but he told listing agent Benjamin Hillman the things he’ll miss most about this mansion, which he built in 1990, are “those panoramic views of Lake Butler and the fun water activities like riding his wave runners through the chain of lakes in Windermere.”

    The family room 

    Photo: Christian Pestana Rodriguez/Premier Sotheby’s International Realty

    The games room 

    Photo: Christian Pestana Rodriguez/Premier Sotheby’s International Realty

    The home theater 

    Photo: Christian Pestana Rodriguez/Premier Sotheby’s International Realty

    The 44-foot-long home office 

    Photo: Christian Pestana Rodriguez/Premier Sotheby’s International Realty

    The huge primary bedroom 

    Photo: Christian Pestana Rodriguez/Premier Sotheby’s International Realty

    One of four rooms inside the master walk-in closet 

    Photo: Christian Pestana Rodriguez/Premier Sotheby’s International Realty

    The two-person jetted tub in the master bath 

    Photo: Christian Pestana Rodriguez/Premier Sotheby’s International Realty

    One of the other 11 bedrooms in the home 

    Photo: Christian Pestana Rodriguez/Premier Sotheby’s International Realty

    The indoor basketball court is wired for sound. 

    Photo: Christian Pestana Rodriguez/Premier Sotheby’s International Realty

    The dance studio and secondary garage 

    Photo: Christian Pestana Rodriguez/Premier Sotheby’s International Realty

    The 95-foot pool is 15 feet deep 

    Photo: Christian Pestana Rodriguez/Premier Sotheby’s International Realty

    Shaq named his pool area Shaq-apulco. 

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    Home of the Week: Inside Golf Legend Greg Norman’s $60 Million Florida Island Paradise

    The lawns of this eight-acre estate are as green as a golf course, which should come as no surprise considering the owners: golfing great Greg Norman and his wife, designer Kristen Norman. And the best part is that the grassy yardage stretches from one side of Florida’s Jupiter Island to the other, from the Intracoastal waterway to the the sandy beaches of the Atlantic. Even before looking inside, this place seems to earn its price tag of $59.9 million.

    The compound consists of seven buildings, including the main house, with plans for one more. Garages accommodate up to 12 cars and the employee parking lot can park 30 more. That there is even an employee parking lot tells you something about the vastness of this estate and the beauty of its landscaping.

    Those seven buildings make up 31,800 square feet of living space across a main house, coach house, pool house, tennis house, boat house, carriage house and beach house, also known as the Shark Shack. There are a total of 10 bedrooms and 18 bathrooms, 12 of them full baths. The main house is a completely new, recently built structure. And while the exterior of the house is in a Cape Cod cottage style, it’s hardly a cottage. Kristen (Kiki) Norman was inspired by the work of French architect and designer Christian Liaigre in designing the home and its finishes, from the lacquered teak and high-gloss mahogany to the wire-brushed, custom oak floors to the brass Waterworks and Drummonds fixtures.
    The main house  Photo: Shawn Hood Media

    You won’t find any Florida kitsch inside either. Instead, the look is serene and modern with more trophies than seashells. It has every amenity you might expect from a nearly $60-million property: two 1,900-bottle wine cellars; gorgeous long corridors that are well lit and inviting, nothing of the dark cave you may expect; a cinema room, entertaining space; a bar with water views;  and a trophy room and gallery. The home also has a formal dining room, a SieMatic kitchen, a catering kitchen, a dining area, a butler’s pantry and a mud room. And there’s an elevator connecting it all. Two guest bedrooms occupy the first floor, but the second floor is dedicated to the primary living quarters. Spacious and airy, they include a large outdoor deck, a den, dual offices, bathrooms and closets, an accessory room, luggage room, linen room, kitchenette and, yes, the bedroom.

    The two-story coach house includes another two beds and two baths, a kitchen, a dining room sun room and garage space for six. The pool house is another of the newly built structures on the property and includes a vast open and covered patio, an outdoor kitchen as well as a bathroom and outdoor shower. It sits beside the main pool, which is 14 feet deep, and the plunge pool and hot tub.
    The tennis court and pavilion  Photo: Robert Stevens

    A US Open-sized tennis court graces one lawn area, with its own convenient hub for entertaining, including a bar and bathrooms, shaded space and an equipment room. The carriage house is the other main fitness site on the estate, including a gym and cardio rooms, equipment room, as well as space for guests with three bedrooms and full baths, plus another garage. A dog kennel, located in the generator house, rounds out the amenities to include even the four-legged family members.
    Along the Intracoastal, the boat house has an office and plenty of room for water toys, a tender and yacht equipment. The dock can accommodate a vessel of up to 150 feet.
    The kitchen and eating area in the main house has a few nautical cues.  Photo: Robert Stevens

    On the opposite shore is the 3,200-square-foot, elevated Shark Shack, the last of the newly constructed buildings. It faces the rolling waves of the Atlantic and includes two more bedrooms and baths, a full kitchen, dining and living room. The sand is right there, and the lack of nearby public parking makes the 172 feet of beachfront feel exceptionally private.
    “Having grown up on the beach in Australia,” Greg Norman says, “my search for the perfect property in America allowed me to incorporate all my needs, from privacy, security, a dock for my boats and direct access to the ocean was fulfilled when I was blessed enough to come across Tranquility in 1991.”
    The elegant trophy room  Photo: Shawn Hood Media

    His wife says, “I designed this estate to feel luxurious, but also warm and casual. It caters to our ‘barefoot-elegance’ lifestyle.”
    The Normans have also been trying to off-load their vast Colorado ranch property, taking the price down to $40 million last year.

    The listing for Tranquility is held by the Jills Zeder Group, an affiliate of Coldwell Banker Realty.
    The wrap-around bar leads out to the patios.  Photo: Robert Stevens

    The basement-level wine storage and tasting area  Photo: Robert Stevens

    The movie theater with boucle-upholstered seating  Photo: Robert Stevens

    One of several terraces on the property  Photo: Robert Stevens

    The main pool and pool house  Photo: Shawn Hood Media

    The oceanfront Shark Shack.  Photo: Robert Stevens

    The deck of the Shark Shack leads right to the sand.  Photo: Robert Stevens

    A rare parcel that has waterfront access on both the Intracoastal and the Atlantic.  Photo: Shawn Hood Media More

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    $17.5 Million Condo In Miami Beach, Florida

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    LOCATION: 7081 Fisher Island Drive, Miami Beach, Florida
    SQUARE FOOTAGE: 8,430
    BEDROOMS & BATHROOMS: 5 bedrooms & 6 bathrooms
    PRICE: $17,500,000
    This luxury condo is located at 7081 Fisher Island Drive on Fisher Island in Miami Beach, Florida.

    It features approximately 8,430 square feet of living space with 5 bedrooms, 5 full and 1 half bathrooms, private elevator, great room, formal dining room, gourmet kitchen, family room and more.
    Outdoor features include 2,400 square feet of wrap-around terraces.
    It is listed at $17,500,000. More

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    Marc Anthony Lists Florida Waterfront Home For $27 Million

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    LOCATION: 300 Costanera Road, Coral Gables, Florida
    SQUARE FOOTAGE: 20,546
    BEDROOMS & BATHROOMS: 12 bedrooms & 15 bathrooms
    PRICE: $27,000,000
    Singer Marc Anthony has just listed his Florida waterfront home for $27 million. He purchased the Mediterranean style home back in 2018 for $19 million from Bacardi heiress Hilda Bacardi.

    Located at 300 Costanera Road in Coral Gables, the home features approximately 20,546 square feet of living space with 12 bedrooms, 15 bathrooms, foyer with staircase, elevator, formal living & dining rooms, gourmet kitchen with double islands, breakfast room, family room, 4-car garage and more.
    Outdoor features include a gated porte-cochere, motor court, terraces, kitchen/BBQ, swimming pool with spa and a dock. More

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    Home of the Week: Derek Jeter’s Tampa Mansion, Currently Rented by Tom Brady, Just Listed for $29 Million

    There’s no eviction notice yet, but if baseball legend Derek Jeter finds a buyer for his sprawling waterfront mansion in Tampa, Fla. any time soon, his tenants may be rushing to find new digs.
    Which is slightly awkward when your renters are Tom Brady and his supermodel wife, Gisele Bündchen.
    The Bradys moved into Jeter’s almost 22,000-square-foot estate in April, after the former New England Patriots star inked a two-year, $50-million deal to play quarterback with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

    The good news is that the “For Sale” signs going up in the front yard won’t be a too much of a shock to the renters.
    “Tom and Derek negotiated terms in the lease agreement so we could list, market and, obviously with proper notice, show the property,” listing agent Stephen Gay, of Tampa-based realtors Smith & Associates told Robb Report.
    And no, the Bradys haven’t shown any interest in buying the compound, which according to Gay, is “the most impressive home to ever hit the market in the Tampa Bay area.”
    Derek Jeter’s just listed his Tampa home for $29 million.  Photo: Uneek Image

    Jeter’s company Kered Connors LLC reportedly paid a total of $7.7 million to acquire three adjoining waterfront lots on Tampa’s Davis Islands between 2005 and 2006. The roughly 1.3-mile, man-made island is minutes from downtown Tampa and is one of the city’s prime residential neighborhoods.
    Jeter spent four years constructing the huge, custom-built home on the 1.25-acre lot—by far the biggest on Davis Islands—completing the project in 2011.
    “The attention to detail, the quality of the finishes, the materials used in the construction are just exceptional. Really, no expense was spared in building this home,” says Gay.
    The billiards room and bar.  Photo: Uneek Image

    The construction wasn’t without its controversy. Jeter fought for, and won, permission to build an eight-foot privacy fence around the property—six-feet is the norm—earning it the nickname among locals as “The Great Wall of Jeter.”
    Built from hand-carved, gray Connecticut granite and limestone, the two-story main house features seven bedrooms, eight full bathrooms and eight half-baths.
    The dining room.  Photo: Uneek Image

    Imposing hardwood doors lead into the vast, open foyer with 24-foot-high ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows offering stunning, west-facing views across Tampa’s Hillsborough Bay. Everywhere you look are high-end finishes and fine detailing; from hand-polished Venetian plaster, solid hardwood millwork and marble mosaic tiles, to tailored silk drapes.

    Directly off the “grand salon” foyer is the expansive clubroom with its full-service bar, billiards table and multiple TVs. The room’s glass corner wall slides open and leads out on to the huge, 9,000-square-foot, made-for-entertaining waterfront patio with its 80-foot, saltwater lap pool and large outdoor kitchen.
    The great room.  Photo: Uneek Image

    The home’s gourmet kitchen was also designed with large-scale, professionally-catered gatherings in mind. It comes with two huge Sub-Zero fridges, a Wolf range, four dishwashers, a walk-in pantry, a butler’s pantry, and two marble-topped islands.
    Upstairs, the master suite features a spa-like bath with a truly enormous steam shower, dual walk-in custom closets and a bedroom complete with fireplace and balcony with views over the water.
    The living room.  Photo: Uneek Image

    Other special features of the home include a wine cellar, a wood-paneled office, movie theater and a professional-grade gym (naturally), plus a guest suite and au pair wing. Outside, two air-conditioned garages can accommodate up to six cars.
    According to Gay, one of the estate’s selling points is its 345 feet of open bay frontage, a rarity, along with a deep-water dock and two boat lifts.
    The master bathroom.  Photo: Uneek Image

    One of the reasons the Bradys might not be stepping up to buy the property is that proximity to the water. Shortly after moving in, Brady told Howard Stern on Sirius XM that he was not happy at the number of boaters constantly circling around outside, hoping to catch a glimpse of the power couple.
    The Bradys put their former Massachusetts home on the market in 2019. 
    As for Jeter and his wife Hannah, home is currently a 19-floor 5,200-square-foot palace-in-the-sky at the new Grove at Grand Bay skyscraper in Miami. The couple moved there following Jeter’s purchase of the Miami Marlins Major League Baseball team in 2017. He’s currently CEO and co-owner.
    The private dock.  Photo: Uneek Image

    As for the Tampa home, Stephen Gay says there’s already been considerable interest. “We’ve had a ton of calls, but I suspect many are fans of the Bradys who just want to get a look inside.”

    Just don’t expect any Open House stagings any time soon.
    The pool deck and bay beyond.  Photo: Uneek Image

    The driveway leads to two air-conditioned garages.  Photo: Uneek Image

    The home sits on 1.25 acres.  Photo: Uneek Image More

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    Shaquille O’Neal Re-Lists Lakefront Florida Home For $19.5 Million (PHOTOS)

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    LOCATION: 9927 Giffin Court, Windermere, Florida
    SQUARE FOOTAGE: 31,000
    BEDROOMS & BATHROOMS: 12 bedrooms & 15 bathrooms
    PRICE: $19,500,000 ($28,000,000 in 2018)
    Basketball superstar Shaquille O’Neal has just re-listed his lakefront home for $19.5 million. He first listed it in 2018 for $28 million. The home, which appeared on MTV’s Cribs, is located at 9927 Giffin Court in Windermere, Florida and is situated on 4 acres of land.

    It was built in 1990 and features approximately 31,000 square feet of living space with 12 bedrooms, 11 full and 4 half bathrooms, 2-story foyer with double staircase, 2-story great room, formal dining room, gourmet kitchen, breakfast room, family room, home office, lounge with wet bar, walk-in humidor with wine storage, home theater, indoor basketball court, 17-car garage and more.
    Outdoor features include a gated entrance, porte-cochere, covered/uncovered patios, kitchen/BBQ, swimming pool with rock waterfall and a dock. More

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    Derek Jeter Lists Florida Home For $29 Million (PHOTOS)

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    Former professional baseball player Derek Jeter has just listed his Florida waterfront home for $29 million. Located at 58 Bahama Circle in Tampa, the massive home was built in 2011 and is situated on 1.2 acres of land. It features approximately 22,000 square feet of living space with 7 bedrooms, 16 bathrooms, floating staircase, elevator, 2-story great room, formal dining room, gourmet kitchen with double islands, breakfast/family room, office, lounge with wet bar, home theater, gym, 6-car garage and more. Outdoor features include 2 gated entrances, motor court, porte-cochere, terraces, kitchen/BBQ, swimming pool with spa and a dock. More

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    Inside an Ultra-Private, $22 Million Miami Mansion That Cher Once Called Home

    Do you believe in life after listing?
    There’s reason enough to believe that Cher herself thinks so, as the singer has had no trouble moving on from her former Miami pad, which has just hit the market for $22 million. The Goddess of Pop originally bought the mansion for $1.5 million in 1993. A smart investment, as she sold it for $4.3 million just three years later.
    And while Cher herself hasn’t lived in the place for over 20 years now, it’s only been expanded since—hence the loftier price tag. The property is now 11,460 square feet, with six beds and seven baths. Architecture here is in the Spanish Colonial style, a familiar and fitting look for Miami Beach—the interiors are by renowned French design firm Liaigre.

    Another exterior view. 

    Inside, the double-height entryway and dual staircases offer a grand welcome. Arches and columns lend a stately feel to the space, and large windows that look out to the water blend elements of the indoors and outdoors.
    The entryway.  Engel & Völkers

    Since it’s located on the gated La Gorce Island, the home offers the kind of privacy you’d expect for a pop queen—it even has its own dock, plus 158 feet of water frontage. Also, outside is a pool and adjacent pool house, as well as a separate guest house for visitors. Multiple courtyards and fountains make the rest of the property feel like the proper estate that it is.
    The living room.  Engel & Völkers

    As for Cher, well, some of her old digs have fared better on the market than others. The Owlwood Estate, which she once called home, has changed hands multiple times since she originally sold it and is currently on the market for a whopping $115 million. Meanwhile, an old Beverly Hills property of hers has had less luck: While it’s also been bought and sold plenty since her residency, it languished on the market, having originally listed for $85 million before it was chopped down to $48 million.
    The master bedroom.  Engel & Völkers

    There’s no turning back time on this Miami mansion though, which the singer left behind long ago. Interested in being the next owner? Lourdes Alatriste of Engel and Völkers has the listing.
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    Another view of the pool.  Engel & Völkers

    One of the courtyard spaces.  Engel & Völkers

    The home blends indoor and outdoor areas.  Engel & Völkers More