Retired basketball star Alonzo Mourning finally has unloaded his 10,121-square-foot mansion in Miami for $6,000,000, several years after he first placed it on the market for $10,000,000.

 

This is yet another in a long list of items that we're trying to catch up on -- items that others have written about but that we haven't had the chance to get to until now. Blockshopper *appears* to have broken the story of the sale on May 5 (our apologies in advance to any bloggers -- whom we're sure we'll hear from -- who may have been a step ahead of Blockshopper). The Miami Herald provided its take on the sale on May 10.

 

We wrote about this listing back in May 2007, after Mourning had lowered the asking price to $9,500,000. He appears to have first listed the mansion in 2006.

Records show that on April 1, Mourning sold the mansion, with the deal being recorded on May 2. The buyers, an inventor and his wife, are not celebrities. The mansion had been listed for $8,750,000 at the time of its sale.

Located at 3525 Anchorage Way in the gated Anchorage subdivision in Miami's Coconut Grove area, Mourning's now-former mansion has five bedrooms, five full baths, one half bath, a rooftop deck, a four-car garage, a carport that can house six more vehicles, a double-height foyer and entrance, an elevator, a library, a family room with a wet bar, a master suite with a private balcony and sitting area, a gourmet kitchen, a covered patio, a dock, and a private boat harbor with three protected boat slips, according to listing information and news accounts. Other features include a pool with a Jacuzzi, impact windows and doors, built-ins, exotic wood cabinetry, expansive terraces, and balconies, according to listing information. The house sits on a 0.43-acre (18,583-square-foot) lot, according to public records. Mourning purchased the house new in 1996 for $3,200,000, according to public records.

Mourning sold the mansion because he and wife Tracy have new, bigger digs. They paid $12.75 million in late 2005, according to public records, to purchase a 13,086-square-foot bayfront mansion in Coral Gables, Fla. Built in 2004, Mourning’s new house has eight bedrooms and a pool and sits on close to an acre.