Published by The Real Deal South Florida, September 20, 2021
After repeated attempts over 12 years, retired NBA legend Scottie Pippen finally slam dunked the sale of his waterfront Fort Lauderdale, Florida estate. Pippen, who won six world championships with the Chicago Bulls and a gold medal with the 1992 Olympic Dream Team, sold the three-story mansion at 2571 Del Lago Drive in Harbor Beach for $10.5 million, according to records.
In February, Pippen listed the resort-style estate with six bedrooms, six full bathrooms and two half-bathrooms for $12 million. Erin Sykes and Margo Fuller of Nest Seekers International‘s Elliott Team handled the most recent listing. Pippen bought the property in 2000 for $1.3 million, records show. Built in 2004, the 10,484-square-foot mansion features a fitness center, theater, putting green, playground, water fountains and a full-size outdoor NBA court. Sitting on a nearly 1-acre double lot, the estate has 215 feet of frontage along the Intracoastal Waterway.
Last month, Pippen also landed a buyer for his suburban Chicago mansion. The 10,000-square-foot Highland Park estate, which includes an indoor basketball court, is in contract. It was listed most recently for just under $2 million.
Current and former athletes have been active in the hot South Florida luxury residential market. Ex-NFL player Orlandus Andre Branch III recently sold a non-waterfront Miami Beach home for $6.3 million. Retired NASCAR driver Brian Vickers bought a condo at the Continuum South in South Beach for $6,300,000. Earlier this month, Miami Heat star Jimmy Butler sold his Pinecrest mansion for $7.1 million. Last month, fresh off his exhibition match with Youtuber Logan Paul, retired boxer Floyd Mayweather bought a Miami Beach mansion for $18 million, and four-time Indianapolis 500 champ Hélio Castroneves parted with his waterfront Fort Lauderdale home for $6.7 million. In June, Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union sold their Miami Beach Home for $22 Million. A number of other Athletes have been active in the market as well.
The property is located in the Harbor Beach Community in Southeast Fort Lauderdale. Harbor Beach is a Waterfront Neighborhood with deep Water and wide Canals, offering Ocean access without Fixed Bridges–a great choice for Boaters who dock large Yachts and other Vessels. The Community’s very close proximity to Fort Lauderdale’s Ocean Inlet is a significant advantage as well. Waterfront Homes in Harbor Beach are Intracoastal front, Lakefront, and Canal front. Harbor Beach is located across from the Beach and has its own private Beach Club and Marina.
Luxury Single Family Homes in South Florida are in high demand and their sales have shattered records–not only the number of sales, but record high purchase prices as well. There’s limited inventory of Single Family Waterfront Homes in South Florida.
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