Scottie Pippen Lists Ft. Lauderdale Compound

scottie pippenFormer Chicago Bulls All-Star and basketball Hall of Famer Scottie Pippen and his wife, Larsa, have put their Fort Lauderdale, Fla., waterfront mansion in the exclusive Harbour Beach community on the market for $16 million.

The 6-bed, 7.5 bath 9,782-square-foot home was built by the Pippens in 2004 after lots of searching around South Florida for the right home. They ended up buying more than just this home in the Harbour Beach area. Listing agent Barbara Panton of Panton Realty told AOL Real Estate, "They were purchased as investment pieces."

Pippen -- pictured left with Justin Bieber at last week's celebrity All Star basketball game in Los Angeles -- appears to be living large in Fort Lauderdale. Agent Panton worked directly with Larsa Pippen, formulating the plans for the buildout, making sure the home was built of the best quality possible. It resulted in the perfect home for them to raise their four children. Although no interior photos of the property have been released it features a basketball court, fireplace, French doors, an elevator, swimming pool with slide, built-in grill, open balcony, state-of-the-art kitchen appliances. The double lot also features 215 feet of waterfront with space for a 120-foot boat and a quick five-minute ride to the ocean.

So why sell their home at this exclusive address with a private beach and only 300 homes?

"The reason for the sale is not so much because they had to sell or are going to definitely sell Search Homes for Sale See photos of homes for sale in your area and across the country on AOL Real Estate because they both love Florida and Fort Lauderdale, it's more a question of them deciding whether they will live here or in Chicago," Panton says. Pippen works for the Chicago Bulls and Larsa's family is also in Chicago. Besides, Larsa is probably either done or almost done wrapping filming the Real Housewives of Miami reality TV show

As far as assessing the value of their home, Panton says it's on par with other properties in the area: "It would be very good for the area and very helpful."

The house has been on the market for less than a year and Panton says she only shows it to a select few who qualify for it. "Right now, they're basically deciding whether it's better overall for what they like to do, and they like it in Chicago too so they can fluctuate from where they want to be."

Sounds like the Pippens aren't in a rush to unload their Florida home, especially since their kids attend school in the area.

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Stephen Fox

I have no word for very beautiful.

March 04 2011 at 4:00 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

It must be gooood to be a millionare! AMEN

March 03 2011 at 6:18 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

since they feel the need to explain to us why they were selling this tells me that they are probadly in over their heads. market is tough for homes this high end. hope they sell it .

March 03 2011 at 12:03 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

One word, Ostentacious.

February 26 2011 at 8:57 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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anthony walker

Another word; spellcheck.

February 26 2011 at 11:05 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Good for Scotty and his family. He earned it.

February 26 2011 at 8:53 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Good for Scotty and his family. May they have continued success. He earned it

February 26 2011 at 8:48 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

"Living in America" racist mufa fckin kountrie

February 26 2011 at 6:39 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to tom's comment

go to work TTINMAN. get a job. learn to speak properly. learn to control your ghetto mouth. OR stay bitter,hate united states,piss and moan. see what that gets you,big guy. OR carry your stuff to egypt,libya, yemen,any number of places where you will find like minds.

February 27 2011 at 6:14 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

These athletes are just WAY over the top. For playing "games", they live like this. Mantle and Ruth must be rolling over in their graves!

February 26 2011 at 6:04 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Scottie WHO????

February 26 2011 at 3:49 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
5 replies to ANNA's comment

don't care who you are or what you do....if you built homes (especially in florida) in 2004...during the peak of a are selling because you lost or are losing mulah! candy coat it all you want...facts are facts.....if this was the great bull market of the 90's wouldn't matter that you worked in was flowing and yah would keep both places !! Bear Markets have a way of weeding these things out !! And from the sounds of it...its not just one property....but many....that only magnifies the situation !! Bear Markets really dont care who you are!

February 26 2011 at 10:27 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
2 replies to kluji's comment

He was able to build this house with all the money he didnt tip people that he should have.Thats why he is known as NO TIPPIN PIPPEN!!!!!!!!

February 26 2011 at 11:33 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply