Michael Jordan has always had a rivalry with his friend Tiger Woods, so it's not surprising that the Most Competitive Basketball Player Ever's new Jupiter, Fla., home is almost as palatial as the Most Competitive Golfer Ever's home about 10 miles up the road in Jupiter Island. While Woods might have his own four-hole backyard golf course, Jordan will have Jack Nicklaus's renowned Bear's Club course in his backyard. Photographs of Jordan's 28,000-square-foot home, which is still under construction, first appeared on Palm Beach County Realtors Jeff & Cary Lichtenstein's Blog earlier this week. Below are photos of his corner lot and more description of the estate from Lichtenstein:
MJ's choice of a 3-acre homesite at the Bears Club is not all that unpredictable. His desire for privacy will certainly be well-served there, as entry to the Bears Club is well guarded.
His home has already been landscaped with a literal forest of trees, giving little or no glimpse of his mammoth 28,000 sq. ft. home, together with 3 separate structures; a guard house, guest house and pool house.
He paid $4.8m for the land and $7.6m for the construction, making this $12.4m mansion probably the most expensive non-waterfront home in the Palm Beaches. MJ's total commitment when furnished will probably exceed $20m.
Jordan's house has 11 bedrooms, 6 on the 2nd floor alone, a 2-story guard house, an athletic wing together with basketball court and lavish workout facility. It's rumored his huge media room with state-of-the-art electronics is 'cigar friendly.'
The Bears Club is already being used extensively by MJ. His usual routine is to play golf from sunrise to sunset. His handicap varies from 3-7, dependent on the difficulty of the golf course and whether he is spraying his drives.
Photos and description of Michael Jordan’s new home in The Bear's Club are compliments of Jeff & Cary Lichtenstein with Bear's Club Real Estate.