It’s the end of an era for Scottie Pippen. After about five years on the market, the retired Chicago Bulls champion found a buyer for his Highland Park mansion with a pretty price tag of just less than $2 million.
The Chicago Tribune first reported on the sale, noting that Pippen bought the house in 2004 at a price of $2.23 million, and he’d adjusted the market price several times until the deal finally closed.
The NBA star first listed the 10,000-square-foot mansion for $3.1 million in June of 2016. Not only did the price decrease gradually over time, the mansion was also listed for rent; once in 2018 at $18,000 a month, and again last year for $16,000 a month.
You didn’t have to be rich to land a stay at the Pippen residence, though. Earlier this year, Pippen opened his 5-bedroom, 5.5-bathroom house up to basketball fans, letting folks rent the home on Airbnb as a place to watch the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. The event gave Pippen a means to celebrate his own 1992 Barcelona Olympics glory, and renters even got the chance to take some Dream Team memorabilia home.
A gold-medal mansion in itself, the home boasts two primary bedroom suites on the first and second floors. Among its 13 living spaces are an extravagant kitchen, a high-quality movie theater, and a large rec room.
The garage can fit up to eight cars, and the house comes fit for a basketball player with high ceilings in the living and bedrooms, which also gives the house a liberating and open feel.
During his time at the house, Pippen added a few necessary spaces of his own. There is a gym with—unsurprisingly—two basketball hoops. The floor of this court is painted with the basketball star’s Bulls uniform and his number, 33.
There’s an indoor spa and a beautiful patio. The infinity pool also features a waterfall and water slide, which he and his wife added.
While Pippen’s place is off the market, his former colleague and Bulls teammate Michael Jordan still has a nine-bedroom compound for sale in Highland Park.