Michael Jordan's Chicago home went on the market today. Actually, it's in Highland Park, a North Shore suburb. Zillow says it's worth $4 million, but it's listed for $29 million. It includes a 32,000 sq ft floor plan with guest house, a full-size indoor basketball court, a putting green, tennis court, lap pool, theater and probably anything else you can think of. I imagine it will be tough to find a buyer, but maybe there is someone out there who really wants to own Michael Jordan's house. My guess is that most people who could afford it would think it's just too much.
If I try to imagine what it would be like to live in a house like this, it would probably feel like an indirect reminder of mortality--mine and that of everyone who matters to me. All that striving to be more, bigger, better, limitless, beyond all reasonable need, strikes me as trying to outrun the limits of life. A younger person can play that game when they haven't yet faced up to limits, but I think it's harder when a person is older. Owning such a home would feel to me like a desperate exercise in futility. Fotunately, I don't expect I'll ever be burdened with this possibility.
Well that's just my personal reaction. This home might be just right for you. Question: Do you keep the number 23 on the gate?
Here's a satellite view.