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Onetime Chicago penthouse of Michael Jordan goes for $3.2 million

Onetime Chicago penthouse of #NBA icon Michael Jordan sells for $3.2 million
Juanita Vanoy Jordan gets $3.2 million for triplex on Chicago's Lake Shore Drive
Michael Jordan's ex-wife, Juanita, sells home received in 2007 as part of a $168-million divorce settlement

A Chicago penthouse that was once home to legendary Chicago Bulls player Michael Jordan has sold for $3.2 million.

The triplex residence, found on the 39th and 40th floors of the Lake Shore Drive high-rise, was purchased by Jordan and his first wife, Juanita Vanoy Jordan, during the 1990s for $3 million. After the couple's divorce in 2007, Juanita received the penthouse as part of an estimated settlement of $168 million

Flush in floor-to-ceiling glass, the 8,000-square-foot floor plan features modern interiors with custom millwork, polished Italian porcelain floors, marble fireplaces and an elaborate spiral staircase that extends to each of its three floors. Among its features, the four-bedroom unit counts a media room, a recreation room, a smoking room, a solarium and a rooftop deck.

Juanita Vanoy Jordan originally put the property on the market in March 2012 with an asking price of $5 million, according to public records. The unit saw two price cuts during its time on the market and was last listed for sale at $4 million.

Sale of the penthouse, which was first reported by the Chicago Tribune, closed June 19.

Last December, a Chicago-area mansion owned by Michael Jordan was put up for auction but failed to sell after none of the bids met the required $13-million reserve price. The 56,000-square-foot home in Highland Park has since returned to the market and currently is listed for sale at $16 million.

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