For those who’ve harbored hoop dreams, this week’s most popular home on realtor.com® is a one-of-a-kind sports paradise. An Illinois mansion is outfitted with a million-dollar indoor basketball court that resembles something you might see at NBA practice facility.
An homage to Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls—complete with the Bulls’ logo painted on the hardwood—this over-the-top court is the type of place where pickup games take on a full playoff vibe. The cheering crowd can survey the action in comfort from the glass-enclosed bar overhead. (Crowd not included.)
This Midwestern estate has plenty of other show-stopping elements—including a yoga room, sauna, and fitness center—but after taking a peek at the basketball palace, everything else seems like a benchwarmer.
Besides clicking like crazy on the basketball mansion, you also clicked on a handful of historic homes, as well as a pair of waterfront Florida mansions in a price range that only the wealthiest could even consider. There’s also a quirky Indiana home that looks totally normal at first glance—until you see the troubling bathroom situation. Let’s just say that this house isn’t for anyone with stage fright.
While we ponder the ongoing trend of the open bathroom, we’ll ask you to discreetly scroll on down for the rest of this week’s most popular homes…
Why it’s here: Gingerbread gone wild! This one-of-a-kind historic home was built in 1864 and placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976. The three-bedroom home sits on a 9-acre lot and has received a Beautification Award from the Hillsdale County Historical Society.
Why it’s here: Known as Aquadisia, this modern beach home was built by Guy Peterson in 2010. The six-bedroom property spans nearly 4 acres on Siesta Key and offers 528 feet of beachfront. Highlights include a grove of royal palms, a reflecting pool, labyrinth, and an additional parcel called the “Pool House” with 150 feet of frontage on Heron Lagoon.
Why it’s here: Sitting on a full acre, this brick four-bedroom was built in 2011 and features more than 2,200 square feet of living space. Outdoors, there’s a saltwater pool, deck, and workshop with covered parking, for the perfect mix of modern family living and wide-open spaces.
Why it’s here: Staggering in its scale, this 10-bedroom Venetian-style mansion was first built in 1923 by Carl Fisher, and was fully renovated in 2017. Over an acre, the lot has 255 feet of waterfront originally developed as a yacht club—and that means easy access for all sorts of high-end watercraft. The nearly 20,000-square-foot mansion is bracketed by lush landscaping, gardens, and a pool, for world-class entertaining.
Why it’s here: This huge, marigold-colored stone Tudor home was built in 1988. Measuring in at 17,348 square feet, the five-bedroom house is surrounded by a 90-acre horse farm. Guests are welcomed through the gated front entry and will be delighted by the home’s bell tower, which plays Verdin melodies at the top of every hour.
Why it’s here: Built in 2018 with the very latest technology, this trendy three-bedroom farmhouse sits on a 14-acre country lot. Filled with trails and a private pond, this is a peaceful, modern, low-maintenance retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life.
Why it’s here: Custom-built in 2016, this Colonial farmhouse is on a double lot of more than half an acre. Highlights include a roomy kitchen with an island, high, beamed ceilings, a second-floor laundry, and a bonus room over the garage.
Why it’s here: Originally built in 1896 for the headmaster of Eichelberger Academy, this five-bedroom Victorian residence is well-known in the area. Highlights include a theater room, wine cellar, grand foyer, pocket doors, stained-glass windows, and a two-story owner’s suite with cathedral ceiling. Outside, there’s a pool, hot tub, fountains, walkways, and an area for entertaining, ringed by professional landscaping.
Why it’s here: This three-bedroom,1,428-square-foot home is cozy and livable, with one major exception: the bathrooms. Somehow, the decision was made to simply drop a toilet, vanity, and shower in two of the bedrooms without any privacy at all. No pony wall, beaded curtain, or seated seclusion of any sort, just a toilet staring straight back at the bed. One of the home’s three bathrooms is shared with the laundry area, which isn’t all that unusual, but both of the other “bathrooms” are open to the world, and we have … questions.
Why it’s here: This custom-built mansion goes hard in the paint. It was finished in 2016, and we know it was a big project, because the listing details state that the Chicago Bulls-themed basketball court cost a cool million bucks to build. It’s ideal for buyers who need to work on their jumper at any hour. Preferably one who idolize Michael Jordan.
Besides the luxurious hardwood in the indoor court, the more than 12,000-square-foot mansion has a million-dollar automation system, elevator, sauna, media room, yoga room, craft room, and even a custom beverage center. Outside, there is room for parking for six cars and a heated driveway, but, oddly enough, no outdoor basketball court.