This home is only for Canada’s wealthiest snowbirds

By Steve Randall

For a Canadian snowbird with deep pockets a new estate that has just been listed by pro basketball player Shaquille O’Neal could be of interest.

The 3-acre luxury Florida estate has been listed by Danial Natoli at Premier Sotheby’s International Realty in Orlando with an eyewatering price tag of U$28 million.

"This one-of-a-kind estate was designed for one of the most dominant players in the history of the NBA,” explains Natoli. “Every exquisite detail has been curated to deliver the ultimate luxury living experience. While it was built for a basketball legend, the world-class amenities and fine finishes will delight any discriminating homebuyer."

The estate is part of one of the world’s most exclusive golf club communities, Isleworth, and overlooks the tranquil Lake Butler.

What you’d get for $28m
The estate includes the 2-storey home with 1,170 square feet great room across both levels; formal dining room for 16 people; chef’s kitchen; soundproof theater with bar; gallery hall for art collection; gentlemen’s room including wet bar and games tables; wine storage; and aquarium room.

The second level has a master retreat with 900 square foot balcony, 4-room closet, and his and her bathrooms; and four further en-suite bedrooms, two with balconies.

There is a showroom-style garage, fitness room, secondary garage with dance and recording studios, and a 6,000 square foot indoor basketball court.

There’s a full resort-style guest wing with five en-suite bedrooms, great room and bar.

And outside space includes a 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; and a covered boat dock with sitting area and electric boat lift.


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