The greatest basketball player Chicago has ever known has lost part of his domain in the city. Michael Jordan’s ex-wife, Juanita, sold their 40th-floor penthouse in Chicago for $3.2 million, the Chicago Tribune reported in late June.
Jordan, 55, closed on the sale of the penthouse for $3.2 million, according to listing information. Public records do not yet identify the buyer.
Features in the penthouse include a private elevator foyer, 5-1/2 baths, a media room, views in all directions, a smoking room with a custom air cleaning system, custom millwork, high-gloss Santos Rosewood panels, polished Italian porcelain floor tiling, Amarelo Real yellow granite counters and backsplashes, a black and gold marble fireplace enclosure, more than 75 windows, more than 300 feet of wall space and a rooftop solarium.
Juanita took control of the place as part of the couple’s divorce settlement.
The Jordans, who divorced in 2006, paid $3 million in the 1990s for the four-bedroom penthouse. As part of the divorce, Michael wound up with the couple’s 56,000-square-foot Highland Park mansion — which currently is on the market for $16 million.
The penthouse, which offers views of the entire city, includes four bedrooms and a media room. The building also has some quality amenities like a community party room and exercise facilities.
Juanita received the Lake Shore Drive penthouse, which takes up its building’s 39th and 40th floors plus its roof space.
In 2007, Juanita Jordan paid $4.725 million for a massive mansion in Chicago’s River North neighborhood. She first listed the penthouse in March 2012 for $5 million. She cut her asking price to $4.3 million in April 2013 and then to $4 million in February.
Michael Jordan, the Hall of Famer, won six National Basketball Association championships with the Chicago Bulls. He won the NBA Most Valuable Player award five times and was named an all-star 14 times.
His on-court success and commercial endorsements have made him one of the most recognizable and prosperous athletes in the United States. He is primary owner of the Charlotte Bobcats.
Jordan played in total 1072 NBA games (1039 started), averaging 30.1 ppg, 6.2 rpg in 38.3 minutes per contest.Follow @exnbadotcom
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