March Madness is here—and although the tournament lasts only a month, your hoop dreams can endure year-round.
Yes, that’s right: Imagine buying a home with a basketball court, where you can hold your own tourney and hoist 3-pointers to your heart’s content. And of course, homes with a hoop are usually luxury properties, which means they come with more amenities than a cool court.
“Basketball courts are in high demand for sports-minded homeowners in the post-pandemic era. They crave residences that enable them to enjoy as many of life’s pleasures as possible without ever leaving their property,” says Sally Forster Jones, a luxury agent with Compass. “Having a basketball court contributes greatly to resale value, as this is a key feature to those who view this amenity as highly beneficial.”
So we channeled our inner point guard and dribbled our way up and down the country to find residences tricked out with a home-court advantage. It’s time to lace up your Air Jordans and jump through these five fantastic properties that feature a basketball court.
Home-court advantage: For Michael Jordan fans, the ultimate piece of memorabilia is his 56,000-square-foot custom mansion. Designed for His Airness in 1995, the home has languished on the market for a decade.
But the place offers every luxury amenity imaginable, including a regulation-sized basketball gymnasium. Take a cue from a legend, and start your own Breakfast Club workouts with your buddies. Or just practice your midrange jumper.
Could 2022 be the year someone finally decided to be like Mike and buy his home? Stay tuned!
Home-court advantage: How about a pickup game on this outdoor court? After you’ve worked up a sweat, take a dip in the pool or nosh on some Texas barbecue from the alfresco kitchen. A covered patio with a fireplace offers seamless indoor-outdoor living.
Built in 2019, this luxe mansion comes with a sport court and so much more. Designed for entertaining, the five-bedroom residence features a formal dining room, wine room, and great room. When you want to chill inside, there’s a game room and a media room.
Home-court advantage: This gated mansion makes the most of its perk-packed backyard. A balmy climate means year-round action in the backyard, which boasts a full-size basketball court. There’s also space for tennis, volleyball, shuffleboard, and even chess.
Other outdoor highlights include a pool, spa, fire pit, and kitchen. There’s even a projector for movie nights under the stars.
Inside, the six-bedroom home features on-trend light fixtures, a living room with a 22-foot ceiling, and a spacious family room. Many of the rooms open outside, which means it’s easy to transition to playful pursuits.
Bonus: This place is available furnished, so all you’ll need to bring is a suitcase—and a basketball.
Home-court advantage: Athletic types, take note. This country estate is the ultimate for outdoor and indoor sports. Along with an indoor basketball court, which can also be used for squash or racquetball, the property features parklike grounds with a pool and tennis court.
Set on over 4 acres, the five-bedroom brick and limestone mansion features an open kitchen and family room, informal dining room, and French doors that lead outside to glorious terraces.
Other outdoor highlights include an alfresco lounge and dining area, fireplace, and adjacent nature preserve.
Home-court advantage: Shoot hoops from a property with views of the Manhattan skyline. Set on 3.8 acres, this residence sits just 17 minutes from New York City.
The massive mansion offers an array of amenities, including a pool and spa with a sun deck, a meditation garden, a home gym with a sauna, and a full outdoor sport court.
After exerting yourself outside, enjoy the pleasures within the massive eight-bedroom mansion. Luxe highlights include a home theater, billiard room, media area, and pub that’s imported from Europe.