The Bulls are back! I lived through the Michael Jordan era of the Chicago Bulls when they won six championships between 1991 and 1998, so it’s hard to believe the Bulls are currently one of the best teams in all of the NBA. If you’re a longtime fan, it was a dark time for a while as they were one of the worst teams in the league with a 33.9% regular season winning percentage from 2017-20. But the Bulls are now a fun team to watch. They are off to a good start and could be real contenders in the Eastern Conference to advance to the NBA Finals. So with that in mind, I thought it would be fun to check out some Chicagoland basketball themed properties currently for sale.
There are plenty of wow moments clicking through the photos of this extravagant 5 year old mansion in Burr Ridge. There’s opulence galore, from the yoga room and sauna to the mirrored elevator and Swarovski crystal artwork. But what takes it to a whole new level, especially for Chicago Bulls fans, is the 30-foot underground basketball court with the Bulls logo painted in the middle of the hardwood floor. This extravagant court features a complete spectator lounge with bar, separate entrance to the court, private locker and cloakroom. In addition, it was built with soundproofing technology.
If your dream is to live in a luxury penthouse in Streeterville with its own private basketball court and three 500 gallon saltwater aquariums, then have I got a spot for you! Located atop the Riverview East development just off the Chicago River, the 9,300-square-foot custom-designed duplex is full of opulence like the million-dollar imported Italian stone seen on the staircase curved marble and marble jacuzzi. The three bedroom suites all have their own balcony. Plus, there’s a panoramic deck with views of Navy Pier, Chicago Harbor Lock, and Lake Michigan.
At the end of a quiet cul-de-sac in the suburb of Oswego sits this one-of-a-kind property. With such a steep price tag, you’d expect incredible perks like a wood-paneled private library with coffered ceiling, a personalized bar and wine tasting room, exercise facilities, a movie theater, and a hot tub. The house not only has an incredible basketball court, but it also has private changing rooms. Perfect for playing basketball games with friends and family. Why would you ever want to leave this complex?
With a price tag of almost $ 6 million, it’s no surprise that this 11,000 square foot home in Lincoln Park is packed with amazing features. The eight-bedroom, seven-bathroom home has an elevator that connects the five levels, which includes several home offices, two family rooms, a home theater, and an exercise room. If that weren’t enough, there is over 5,000 square feet of outdoor space like a large rooftop patio with fireplace and hot tub with incredible views of the downtown skyline and lakefront. The outdoor staircase is multifunctional and can also be used for sitting, located right next to the basketball court for children.
We can’t talk about basketball courts without mentioning Michael Jordan. Last year we wrote how the sports legend’s bespoke mansion in Highland Park has lingered in the market for almost a decade. Could this be the price? $ 14,855,000 – the numbers add up to 23, which just happens to be the number Jordan wore for most of his career. This special issue also decorates the seven-acre estate’s iron security fence. Behind those doors is everything you can imagine in a 56,000 square foot property, but the main attraction is the regulation size basketball gymnasium with the stylized MJ ‘Jumpman’ logo where the legend himself trained with his teammates.