The former home of Hall of Fame basketball player Alonzo Mourning, a colossal tri-level estate on Miami’s Biscayne Bay, has found a new keeper at $8.25 million.
The home hit the market in March at $12 million, but saw nine price cuts before finally selling, according to the Multiple Listing Service.
At 13,219 square feet, it’s easy to see what drew the 6-foot, 10-inch center to the spot. Breezy indoor-outdoor living spaces highlight the interior, while the outdoors boasts a swimming pool, three boat slips and a private harbor.
Walls of windows span the home’s backside. The living room, kitchen and two dining areas take advantage of the views. A terrace and two balconies add outdoor living space.
Including the spacious master suite, which is complete with a lounge, there are seven bedrooms and 8.5 bathrooms. A clay tile roof adds flair to the whitewashed exterior.
Bohdan Mastykaz of Douglas Elliman held the listing. Liz Hogan of Compass Florida represented the buyer.
For Mourning, the retired Heat star, the property proved to be a good investment during his ownership. Records show he bought the place in 1996 for $3.2 million and sold it for nearly twice that amount a decade later.
Nicknamed “Zo,” the seven-time All-Star was known for his fierce defensive style, earning him two Defensive Player of the Year Awards. During his 15-year career, he spent time with the Hornets, Nets and Heat, with whom he won a championship in 2006.
He was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame four years ago.