Shaquille O’Neal is Selling his L.A. Home… on Instagram

Shaq is ready to say goodbye to his Los Angeles home, and has found a new way to attract potential buyers.

The retired basketball star took it to Instagram to give his 15.4 million followers a video tour of his five-bedroom home set in a cul-de-sac in the gated community of Bell Canyon. And while it may not be as insane as Shaq’s famous Orlando home, the Bell Canyon property has quite a few features worthy of NBA royalty — and it’s yours to buy, if you have $2.5 million ready to invest.

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I’M SELLING MY HOME IN BELL CANYON CA. 5 bedroom 4.5 bath 5,217 SQFT (APX) 1 ACRE LOT It’s in a premier cul-da-sac offering privacy. It’s an open floor plan with a two story foyer leading to a formal living room with vaulted beam ceilings off a formal living room with porcelain flooring and chef’s kitchen. The kitchen has marble countertops, custom cabinetry and stainless steel appliances. The first floor has a family room, dinning room, wine closet, wet bar, media room, laundry room, office and a bedroom. Upstairs has a the master bedroom and three additional bedrooms. The house is walking distance from the community center, state of the art gym and tennis courts. It can be all yours for $2.5M. For SERIOUS buyers please send an email to Sellingbellcanyon@gmail.com for more information.

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A beautiful traditional estate with modern flair, the 5,217-square-foot home comes with bright and open interiors, punctuated by beamed ceilings and statement walls.

Featuring five bedrooms, a large living room, a perfectly equipped family kitchen, and four-and-a-half bathrooms, Shaquille O’Neal’s L.A. home also comes with a master suite that has not one, but TWO walk-in closets.

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Credit: The Agency

For your celebrity-worthy amenities, look no further than the private driveway, private pool and spa, jacuzzi, and a fireplace retreat.

But there’s one thing that stands out from the listing, something you’re unlikely to see in any other home on the market. And that’s an impressive art collection featuring the likes of Biggie, Tupac, Nipsey Hustle, even Bugs Bunny, that caught the eye of everyone watching Shaquille O’Neal’s house tour on Instagram.

shaquille oneal house in los angeles
Credit: The Agency
shaquille oneal house in los angeles
Credit: The Agency

The house is not new to market, as news that the basketball player will be selling his Los Angeles digs broke last November.

But it’s worth noting that the new marketing approach coincides with new representation for the property. While Shaq’s Los Angeles home was previously repped by the Fridman Group, the listing is now with The Agency — agents Emil Hartoonian and Nicholas Siegfried in particular.

The Bell Canyon home is one of the most recent assets in Shaquille O’Neal’s real estate portfolio; the basketball player reportedly purchased it in early 2018 for $1.81 million, which means he stands to make a sizable profit if he sells the home at full ask.

Originally from Newark, New Jersey, Shaquille O’Neal first moved to Los Angeles in 1996, when he signed as a free agent with the Los Angeles Lakers, following a four-year streak with the Orlando Magic. He stayed on to win three consecutive championships with the Lakers — in 2000, 2001, and 2002 — before being traded to the Miami Heat in 2004. He is now a sports analyst on the TV program Inside the NBA on TNT. 

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Lakers Star Anthony Davis Sells Westlake Village, CA, Mansion for $6.6M

The NBA All-Star Anthony Davis has sold his trophy home in Westlake Village, CA, for $6.6 million, the Los Angeles Times reported. The Los Angeles Lakers center let the place go for a loss. The massive property last changed hands in 2018 for $7,479,000, according to realtor.com®.

Davis apparently nabbed the property while he was still playing for the New Orleans Pelicans. He then attempted to flip the home this spring for just under $8 million.

He cut the price in October to $7.5 million, and it sold at the end of the year at the even lower amount, leaving Davis with a rare loss—in real estate, at least.

Perched in the guard-gated North Ranch Country Club Estates, the 15,815-square-foot residence offers five bedrooms, six full bathrooms, and two half-bathrooms. Built in 1996, the contemporary Mediterranean has been expanded and remodeled over the years.

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The property is clearly designed with a basketball star in mind. The layout includes a full indoor court and sports gym. 

You enter from a motor court into a grand, two-story entry, and the floor plan includes formal living and dining rooms. A remodeled kitchen, with granite counters, double islands, and a pantry, adjoins a breakfast nook. The enormous master bedroom includes a fireplace, en suite bathroom, and walk-in closet.

Other stand-out features include a home theater, office, rec room, wine cellar, and separate guesthouse.

The 2.33-acre spread has an infinity-edge pool with dual slides, water features, and spa. The resort-style grounds continue with a covered outdoor kitchen, manicured turf, sundecks, and sunken trampoline.

Other amenities include outdoor security cameras, smart home technology, and solar panels. A four-car garage completes the property.

But “The Brow” isn’t without a place to rest his head. He had been renting a swanky Bel-Air mansion for a steep, $50,000 monthly lease, according to TMZ. The six-bedroom baller estate in a gated community features a gourmet kitchen, gym, pool, and basketball court, which he seems to prefer on his properties.

A native of Chicago, Davis, 27, was selected by the New Orleans Hornets (now Pelicans) in 2012. The seven-time All-Star was also named the All-Star Game MVP in 2017. He moved to the Lakers in 2019, where he helped the team clinch the NBA championship in 2020.

Jordan Cohen, estate director with Re/Max One, held the listing.

Source: realtor.com