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Shaq gives his $16.5million Orlando mansion a makeover as he lists it for sale for fifth time

Shaquille O’Neal has swapped his eccentric flair for more traditional home decor as he puts his Orlando mansion up for sale for the fifth time in three years.

The basketball icon, 49, has slashed the cost of the lakefront mansion to $16.5 million, after listing it for $28 million in 2018.

But the price isn’t the only thing to have changed, with the home apparently undergoing a renovation before hitting the market again. 

Superman-fan Shaq has removed a series of the comic book star’s logos from around the property.

A 15-foot round bed frame – with Superman bedspread – has been removed from the master bedroom suite and replaced with a regular-shaped bed with non-superhero themed linens.   

Superman logos have also disappeared from the wall of the property’s NBA-certified basketball court.

And the hero’s movie posters have been taken down from the ten-seat movie theater. 

The master bedroom suite now has a regular-shaped bed with white linens

Shaq traded in a built-in, 15-foot round bed frame with a bedspread featuring the superhero’s logo in the master bedroom suite (left) for a regular-shaped bed with non-superhero themed linens (right)

Keeping with the Superman theme of the house, Shaq previously had a custom-designed theater room with 10 reclining seats

Shaq has taken down the movie posters after renovating the 10 seat theater room, but Superman light fittings remain

When Shaq first purchased the home in 1993 he played center for the Orlando Magic basketball team. He has also played for the Florida- based basketball team Miami Heat
The Central Florida home includes a 6,000 square-foot basketball court with bleachers with the Miami Heat logo

The Superman logo appears to have been removed from the wall of the Florida home’s 6,000 square-foot basketball court, but the central Miami Heat logo remains

The kitchen cabinets in Shaq's mansion were previously pastel yellow
In the new listing for the Central Florida estate the cabinets are now white

The kitchen cabinets in Shaq’s Central Florida mansion appear to have gotten a make over- going from pastel yellow (left) to a more modern white (right)

A long-time Florida resident,  Shaquille O'Neal has played for both the Orlando Magic and Miami Heat NBA basketball teams

A long-time Florida resident,  Shaquille O’Neal has played for both the Orlando Magic and Miami Heat NBA basketball teams

 A Superman-themed fish tank which was built into the wall and surrounded by a gigantic mural of Shaq driving a truck has also been taken away. 

But luckily for Shaq fans, the mural of Shaq in the truck remains. 

Other renovations include a refresh of the kitchen, with cabinets being repainted from a bright pastel yellow to a more neutral white. 

The 31,000 square-foot Mediterranean-style mansion is back on the market after a January sale fell though.

This is the fifth time the mega mansion has been listed, but Shaq is yet to land a buyer, the Orlando Business Journal reports.  

The home was first listed three years ago with an asking price of $28 million.  

But $11.5million has been knocked off the price in the new listing by by Benjamin Hillman of Premier Sotheby’s

The lakefront mansion takes up nearly 4 acres of Central Florida’s exclusive gated Isleworth Golf and Country Club.    

The $16.5 million Central Florida home comes with a gigantic mural of Shaq in the driver seat of a truck

The $16.5 million Central Florida home comes with a gigantic mural of Shaq in the driver seat of a truck

The 31,000 square-foot mansion owned by the basketball legend is back on the market for the first time in three years

The 31,000 square-foot mansion owned by the basketball legend is back on the market for the first time in three years

In 2018 the mansion was up for sale for $28 million, it listed four times without landing a buyer. It is now on sale for $16.5 million

In 2018 the mansion was up for sale for $28 million, it listed four times without landing a buyer. It is now on sale for $16.5 million

The basketball legend first purchased the home in 1993 for $3.95 million, it is back on the market for $16.5 million

The basketball legend first purchased the home in 1993 for $3.95 million, it is back on the market for $16.5 million

The lakefront mansion is  located in Central Florida's exclusive 24-hour privately gated golf communities, Isleworth

The lakefront mansion is  located in Central Florida’s exclusive 24-hour privately gated golf communities, Isleworth

The estate is listed by Benjamin Hillman of Premier Sotheby¿s with notable changes and at a $11.5 million discount

The estate is listed by Benjamin Hillman of Premier Sotheby’s with notable changes and at a $11.5 million discount

The property includes a 67-foot-long Florida room facing Lake Butler and a 44-foot-long office with lakefront views

The property includes a 67-foot-long Florida room facing Lake Butler and a 44-foot-long office with lakefront views

Shaq's 31,000 square-foot estate also features a private walk-in safe room, an aquarium room and a recording studio

Shaq’s 31,000 square-foot estate also features a private walk-in safe room, an aquarium room and a recording studio

The 35,000 square-foot property's security system includes 15 interior cameras and 18 exterior cameras

The 35,000 square-foot property’s security system includes 15 interior cameras and 18 exterior cameras

The basketball legend first purchased the home in 1993 for $3.95 million. At the time he played center for the Orlando Magic basketball team. 

A long-time Florida resident, the 15-time NBA All -Star has also played for the state’s other NBA basketball team, Miami Heat.  

The mansion, which occupies 35,550 total square feet, sits on 3.94 acres with 700 feet of lakefront on the Butler Chain of Lakes. 

The 7-foot-1, larger than life retired basketball star had some personal touches made to the home over the years

The 7-foot-1, larger than life retired basketball star had some personal touches made to the home over the years

Interior design details include marble flooring, a dual mahogany wood staircase and mahogany tray ceilings

Interior design details include marble flooring, a dual mahogany wood staircase and mahogany tray ceilings

Basketball legend Shaquille O'Neal's Central Florida home in on the market for $16.5 million after a makeover

Basketball legend Shaquille O’Neal’s Central Florida home in on the market for $16.5 million after a makeover

Sitting on 3.94 acres, the estate includes 12 bedrooms, which all overlook Lake Butler, and 11 baths and four half baths

Sitting on 3.94 acres, the estate includes 12 bedrooms, which all overlook Lake Butler, and 11 baths and four half baths

Shaquille O'Neal's massive Central Florida home includes a 95-foot long, 15-feet deep custom resort- style swimming pool

Shaquille O’Neal’s massive Central Florida home includes a 95-foot long, 15-feet deep custom resort- style swimming pool

The estate includes an area dubbed ¿Shaq-apulco¿-  featuring a 95-foot-long, 15-foot deep custom resort-style swimming pool

The estate includes an area dubbed “Shaq-apulco”-  featuring a 95-foot-long, 15-foot deep custom resort-style swimming pool

The 12 bedroom, 11 bathroom estate also has a private walk-in safe room, a tennis court and an aquarium room

 The 12 bedroom, 11 bathroom estate also has a private walk-in safe room, a tennis court and an aquarium room

The property has a grand total of 12 bedrooms, which all overlook Lake Butler, and 11 baths and four half baths. 

Among the unique amenities are the 6,000-square-foot indoor NBA-certified basketball court, which comes complete with bleachers and is decorated with the Miami Heat logo. The home also has a tennis court. 

Additionally, there is a 17-plus car showroom-style garage, a 1,400-square-foot cigar and wine bar room.

The posters may be gone from the walls of the custom-designed ten-seat theater room, but there are still Superman-themed light fittings. 

Interior design details of the house include marble flooring, a dual mahogany wood staircase and mahogany tray ceilings.   

The lakefront mansion takes up nearly 4 acres of Central Florida's exclusive gated Isleworth Golf and Country Club

The lakefront mansion takes up nearly 4 acres of Central Florida’s exclusive gated Isleworth Golf and Country Club

Purchased in 1993 for just $3.95 million, the basketball star has put his own personal touch on the 35,000 square-foot estate

Purchased in 1993 for just $3.95 million, the basketball star has put his own personal touch on the 35,000 square-foot estate

The 31,000 square-foot mansion owned by the basketball legend is on the market for the fourth time for $16.5 million

The 31,000 square-foot mansion owned by the basketball legend is on the market for the fourth time for $16.5 million

Back on the market for the first time since 2018 at a discounted $16.5 million, Shaq's massive mansion has undergone renovations

Back on the market for the first time since 2018 at a discounted $16.5 million, Shaq’s massive mansion has undergone renovations

The lakeside mansion occupies 35,550 total square feet within the Isleworth gated golf community

The lakeside mansion occupies 35,550 total square feet within the Isleworth gated golf community

An aerial view of the 35,550 total square-foot home which offers a spectacular up close view of Florida's Lake Butler

An aerial view of the 35,550 total square-foot home which offers a spectacular up close view of Florida’s Lake Butler 

The listing highlights the home’s three fireplaces, cherry wood-themed old school cigar bar and a gourmet chef’s kitchen that features stainless steel appliances, granite countertops and a Sub-Zero refrigerator.

The property’s security system includes 15 interior cameras and 18 exterior cameras.

The mega mansion also has a private walk-in safe room, an aquarium room and a recording studio.  

Dubbed  “Shaq-apulco”- the estate has a resort-style pool area with a massive 95-foot-long, 15-foot deep custom swimming pool featuring a custom-made rock waterfall . 

In addition, the property also has a 67-foot-long Florida room facing Lake Butler and a 44-foot-long office with lakefront views.


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