Michael Jordan Buys Lakefront Home In The Middle Of A Golf Course

Michael Jordan bought a lakefront home in North Carolina for $2.8 million, giving the NBA Hall of Famer a place to crash when he’s checking in on his team.

The new lakefront home is about 22 miles from uptown Charlotte, where the Bobcats play their home games (Jordan is a part owner). The 12,310-square-foot home in Cornelius has six bedrooms and eight bathrooms, The Associated Press reported. Its listing also noted that it has a stunning panoramic lake views from almost every room.”

Michael Jordan won’t have to stray far from his new lakefront home to enjoy one of his other favorite pasttimes. Located on Lake Norman, his new mansion is actually on the seventh hole of The Peninsula Golf Club.

The home had been in foreclosure, and was purchased February 19 by the Jordan Family Gift Trust from First Community Bank.

It appears that Jordan is stockpiling luxury homes now. He’s already got another spacious condo in Charlotte, and last year he finished building a 28,000-square-foot estate in Jupiter, Florida. The mansion comes complete with a full-size home theater that has special equipment to accommodate cigar smoke, TMZ reported.

Real estate website Zillow gave some details of Jordan’s Florida mansion back in 2010:

“Plus, the great one will be further hidden behind a wall of trees. Jordan reportedly purchased multiple lots for $4.8 million (below). Combined with construction and furnishings, Lichtenstein claims this estate will run Jordan northward of $20 million, making it the ‘ … most expensive non-waterfront home in the Palm Beaches.’ “

Michael Jordan’s new lakefront home could mean that there is a new epicenter of the NBA great’s basketball universe. Though he will always be associated with Chicago, where he led the Bulls to six championships, Jordan recently decided to sell his mansion there.