Larsa Pippen, an original cast member of “Real Housewives of Miami,” is taking a shot at selling the Fort Lauderdale, FL, home she owns with her ex-husband, the basketball Hall of Famer Scottie Pippen.
After coming on and off the market for years, the swanky spot is now back with a price tag of $12 million. And to help drive home a sale, Larsa will throw in her car collection, valued at around $1.5 million.
In the past, the NBA legend took the lead in sales efforts on the waterfront mansion, which the couple purchased as an empty lot for $1.3 million in 2000. The deluxe domicile they built in 2004 came on the market as long ago as 2009, for $16 million.
Now, Larsa is directing the effort to sell the home, which has languished on the market for years. She’s also juggling an offer to reprise her role on a reboot of the long-dormant “Real Housewives of Miami.”
In a new push for buyers, she’s filmed a video tour of the posh pad and hired Nest Seekers International to revamp the marketing strategy. The Elliott Team’s Erin Sykes and Margo Fuller at Nest Seekers International represent the listing.
It’s perhaps no surprise that the new team is bullish on finally selling the long-languishing mansion.
One big reason? The South Florida market is hotter than ever.
“Despite COVID, the real estate market in South Florida performed remarkably well compared to other major metropolitan areas,” says Shawn Elliott of Nest Seekers.
He’s handling the marketing for the property and tells us that the frenzy in the Sunshine State’s luxury market is “fueled by a surge of buyers from the Northeast, California, and Midwest who want to take advantage of Florida’s favorable climate and lack of state income tax.”
As we’ve noted in earlier coverage, this luxury megamansion is a standout. The amenity-filled spread on a double lot measures 13,500 square feet and includes a NBA basketball court, a pool with a slide, and fountains.
Known as Villa Del Lago, the waterfront residence is in the coveted gated community of Harbor Beach, and offers 215 feet of frontage on the Intracoastal Waterway. Buyers can pull up in their personal yacht, because the deepwater dock can handle megayachts measuring up to 190 feet.
The mansion was designed by Randall Stofft Architects, and luxe fixtures and finishes were used to craft the Mediterranean-style marvel.
The deluxe estate features six bedrooms and seven full bathrooms, plus two partial bathrooms, including a massive master suite with a giant walk-in closet, a coffee bar, en suite bathroom, and a private balcony overlooking the water. The second floor can be accessed by elevator.
Other resort-style amenities include a home theater, game room, fitness center, climate-controlled wine cellar, hot tub, and a commercial-grade summer kitchen.
The next owner will also enjoy membership to Harbor Beach Surf Club, a private, 300-foot beach with a pavilion and private marina, fully serviced with chairs, umbrellas and five-star club amenities.
Other perks include close proximity to the ocean, privacy, and 24-hour Fort Lauderdale Police security.
In addition to the keys to the house, a buyer will acquire the keys to some pretty sweet rides, including a Porsche 911 GTU RS, a Mercedes G63 AMG, and a Ferrari 488 Pista, the New York Post notes. Perhaps those luxury whips will finally fuel a sale.