Mar 25, 2021 - News
Shaq's Florida estate just hit the market (again) for $16.5M
Shaq's Orlando Estate is Back and with Upgrades
By Christian Pestana Rodriguez, courtesy of Premier Sotheby’s International Realty.

Shaquille O'Neal's impressive Orlando-area home was listed for sale late last year but has since been updated to catch the attention of modern luxury buyers.

What's new: Some of the NBA star's signature touches, like his giant Superman bed, were replaced with more neutral fixtures. But the best parts, like Shaqapulco — the cleverly named pool — remain.

  • The exact address is 9927 Giffin Court. At 31,000 square feet, it has 12 bedrooms and 11 full and four half bathrooms.
  • Listing agent Benjamin Hillman said: "[Shaq] will most definitely miss those panoramic views of Lake Butler, and the fun water activities like driving his wave runners through the chain of lakes in Windermere."
Shaq's Florida estate
Shaq's bedroom before recent upgrades. By Uneek Luxury Tours/Danial Natoli, courtesy of Premier Sotheby’s International Realty
Shaq's bedroom after recent upgrades.
Shaq's bedroom after recent upgrades. By Christian Pestana Rodriguez, courtesy of Premier Sotheby’s International Realty

The estate has everything you'd think Shaq would, including an NBA-certified indoor basketball gym, aquarium room, and a "gentleman’s room" with game tables and a wet bar.

  • The cigar room alone is 1,400 square feet (twice as big as my entire one-bed apartment).
  • Other cool rooms include a sound-proof home theater, dance and recording studio and a 1,170-square-foot, 2-story great room with marble fireplace and walls of glass.

Highlights: Lake views, four-room walk-in owner's closet, 17-car garage, resort-style guest wing with five en-suites.

Outdoor setup: The pool is 95 feet long with custom rock waterfall. There's also a Tiki-style cabana that overlooks Lake Butler and the estate's private beach.

Listed by: Benjamin Hillman at Premier Sotheby’s International Realty

Here's a look around:

Shaq's Florida estate exterior
By Christian Pestana Rodriguez, courtesy of Premier Sotheby’s International Realty.
Shaq's Florida estate living room
By Christian Pestana Rodriguez, courtesy of Premier Sotheby’s International Realty.
Shaq's Florida estate kitchen
By Christian Pestana Rodriguez, courtesy of Premier Sotheby’s International Realty.
Shaq's Florida estate theater
By Christian Pestana Rodriguez, courtesy of Premier Sotheby’s International Realty.
shaq's florida estate cigar room
By Christian Pestana Rodriguez, courtesy of Premier Sotheby’s International Realty.
shaq's florida estate indoor basketball court
By Christian Pestana Rodriguez, courtesy of Premier Sotheby’s International Realty.
shaq's florida estate game room and bar
By Christian Pestana Rodriguez, courtesy of Premier Sotheby’s International Realty.
shaq's florida estate aquarium
By Christian Pestana Rodriguez, courtesy of Premier Sotheby’s International Realty.
shaq's florida estate sunroom
By Christian Pestana Rodriguez, courtesy of Premier Sotheby’s International Realty.
shaq's florida estate pool
By Christian Pestana Rodriguez, courtesy of Premier Sotheby’s International Realty.
shaq's florida estate custom waterfall pool
By Christian Pestana Rodriguez, courtesy of Premier Sotheby’s International Realty.
shaq's florida estate beach
By Christian Pestana Rodriguez, courtesy of Premier Sotheby’s International Realty.
shaq's florida estate aerial
By Christian Pestana Rodriguez, courtesy of Premier Sotheby’s International Realty.

All photos by Christian Pestana Rodriguez, courtesy of Premier Sotheby’s International Realty.

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