Shaquille O’Neal scores a two-house compound outside of Atlanta


The Big Aristotle has found himself a big slice of the Peach State.

Retired professional basketball player turned television analyst Shaquille O’Neal has bought an estate in McDonough, Ga., for $1.15 million.

Located about 30 miles southeast of Atlanta, the property includes two homes, a three-stall barn and a swimming pool on more than 14 park-like acres. A large workshop is attached to the barn.

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The main house, a brick-lined Traditional built in 2008, has a two-story foyer, an office and a master suite with two oversized walk-in closets. A 12-seat home theater, a game room and a gym lie within a finished basement level.

Outdoors, across from the swimming pool, the second home has three bedrooms, two bathrooms and an attached sun porch. The two houses combine for a total of eight bedrooms and 10 bathrooms in more than 7,400 square feet of space.

Rolling lawns and mature trees fill the grounds. A large motor court sits off the entrance to the home.

The property came to market two years ago for $1.275 million, records show. It previously changed hands in 2006 for $439,000.

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Ron Chastain of Keller Williams Realty, Atlanta Partners, was the listing agent, according to the Multiple Listing Service. RE/MAX Around Atlanta Partners represented the buyer.

O’Neal, 44, won three consecutive NBA titles with the Lakers from 2000-2002 and added a fourth with the Miami Heat in 2006. A 15-time all-star, he retired in 2011 after 19 seasons.

He currently works as an analyst for TNT’s “Inside the NBA” and hosts the podcast “The Big Podcast with Shaq.”


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