NBA Hall-of-Famer Shaquille O’Neal Sells Palatial Florida Mansion

Pro basketball legend Shaquille O’Neal has sold his grandeur-embodied Isleworth estate at 9927 Griffin Court. Benjamin Hillman of Premier Sotheby’s International Realty’s Southwest Orlando office exclusively represented O’Neal in the undisclosed deal — listing and closing the property in just seven months.

Privately situated on three acres overlooking tranquil Lake Butler, this magnificent custom home sits behind the gates of Isleworth, one of the most prestigious private golf club communities in the world. Upon arrival through the estate’s dramatic arched porte cochere, a world of luxury awaits. Encompassing over 31,000 square feet of living space, the residence boasts an epic 6,000-square-foot indoor basketball court. Recent updates to the estate include new landscaping and new paint throughout the interior of the home. The pool and outdoor kitchen have been staged, and the entire interior of the residence has been restaged.

Outstanding property features:

Main level:

  • 1,170-square-foot, two-story great room with marble fireplace and walls of glass
  • Formal dining room with seating for 16; hand-crafted wood paneling and moldings
  • Chef’s kitchen with custom wood cabinetry and six-foot granite-top cooking island
  • Viking six-burner gas range and griddle, two built-in Wolf steamers and Jenn-Air ventilation
  • Side-by-side Sub-Zero refrigerator and freezer, two double-door Wolf convection ovens
  • Second glass door Sub-Zero refrigerator 
  • Two-way coral stone fireplace accenting the kitchen nook and family room
  • Sound-proof home theater with long bar area
  • Elongated gallery hall designed for art collection
  • Gentleman’s room with game tables, wet bar, wine refrigerator, sink, ice maker and balcony
  • Enclosed temperature-controlled cedar-planked humidor and wine storage
  • Unique aquarium-style room with saltwater triangular fish tank
  • Full resort-style guest wing with five en-suite bedrooms, great room and bar
  • 17-car showroom-like garage and fitness room
  • 6,000-square-foot indoor basketball gym with full audio and individually controlled lighting
  • 2,100-square-foot secondary garage with dance studio and enclosed recording studio

Second Level:

  • Master retreat encompassing a full wing of estate with 900-square-foot sleeping area and balcony
  • Four-room master closet with custom shelving and center island
  • His-and-her master baths with jetted showers and vanity sinks
  • Four en-suite bedrooms, two with balconies

Outdoor Area:

  • 95-foot-long, 15-feet-deep pool with custom rock waterfall
  • Large sunken hot tub
  • Expansive summer kitchen
  • Tiki-style open cabana overlooking the sandy beach side of the lake
  • Covered boat dock with sitting area and electric boat lift
  • 700 feet of white-sand bottom lakefront

“I was on floor duty when the call came in from an unrecognizable number. ‘This is Shaq, and I’m calling you to sell my home.’ I responded, ‘It’s about time you called me.’ Shaq laughed and continued, ‘I’ve heard about you; they call you the closer and that’s why I’m calling you.’ Over the past few years, four other agents tried and failed to sell this extraordinary estate. I was lucky No. 5. Shaq trusted me to find him a buyer, and I assured him I was the agent to do it. I seek out complicated deals and work to make them happen by leveraging the unrivaled resources of our global real estate brand.”

— Benjamin Hillman, Premier Sotheby’s International Realty