Dwight Howard Puts $7.78 Million Orlando Home On The Market
The Orlando Magic may not have to deal with Dwight Howard any longer, but that doesn’t mean the “Dwightmare” is over in the Sunshine State. Now a member of the Houston Rockets, the NBA superstar is poised to take a huge loss on his waterfront mansion-estate in Longwood, FL.
Howard paid $7.78 million for the massive property shortly after inking a five-year, $80 million contract extension with the Magic in 2008. In an indication of just how crazy the real estate market was back then, he’s now offering the property for nearly $3 million less than what he originally paid — $4.9 million.
Known as “Chateau D’Usse,” Howard’s mansion was built in 2008 and has five bedrooms, including a palatial master suite, seven bathrooms, and a whopping 11,025 square feet of living space. No expense was spared inside the Gothic design, which boasts designer furniture, vaulted ceilings and a host of luxury finishes.
A massive chef’s kitchen features high-end appliances and a separate food-prep area. A large family room with a two-sided fireplace leads to a separate man cave with a pool table and a wet bar. For the wine afficionado, a temperature wine room comes complete with a tasting area. And, for the movie buff, there’s a tiered screening room.
Outside, the athlete’s resort-like setting boasts a generous covered patio with a fireplace and entertainment center. Venture further into the tropical grounds and you’ll find an outdoor kitchen, a fire pit and a covered lanai. Various sitting areas provide views of Rice Lake.
The backyard setting pales in comparison, however, to Howard’s pool, which has a sublime combination of waterfalls, a water slide, a swim-in grotto and the paradise patio pièce de résistance: the lazy river.
Dwight is kind of obnoxious, but his soon-to-be former crib is AMAZING.
Flip it over to snoop around inside.
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