Retired Chicago Bulls great Scottie Pippen has sold his English-style manor estate mansion on 2.28 acres in the West Hills neighborhood of Portland, Ore. for $2,950,000.
In Portland, Pippen had purchased the house, at 1625 NW 88th Avenue in Portland, in April 2000, while he played for the Portland Trail Blazers. He had been traded from the Houston Rockets to the Trail Blazers during the 1999 offseason, and remained with the Trail Blazers until 2003, when he rejoined the Bulls for a final season.
Built in 1995, the six-bedroom, gated mansion in Portland has seven and a half baths, a six-car detached garage, a pool, a hot tub, a barbecue pit, and a guest apartment, according to listing information. Other features include two libraries with fireplaces, according to the Wall Street Journal, which broke the story of Pippen’s sale today.
The size of Pippen’s former mansion in Portland is in dispute. Public records and some listing sheets state that it’s 16,412 square feet, while other listing information reports that it measures 18,700 square feet.
The Portland mansion originally had been listed in 2005 for $3,999,000 and most recently had been reduced to $3.2 million. Although we can’t find independent information to verify this, the Journal today reported that Pippen had purchased the house in 2000 for about $4 million, meaning that he and his wife took a serious loss on the sale of the Portland property.
Pippen has been pruning his real-estate portfolio over the last few years. In early 2004, he sold a mansion at 29 Isla Bahia Terrace in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. for $2.7 million, according to public records. In the summer of 2006, Pippen’s Chicago Title Land Trust sold his longtime, 3,150-square-foot, 21st-floor condominium unit in the building at 1418 N. Lake Shore Drive in Chicago for $1,430,000, almost 10 years after he had purchased that unit for $850,000, according to public records.
Now, with the sale of the Portland mansion, Pippen now only owns two homes: a 9,782-square-foot house at 2571 Del Lago Drive in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. that was built in 2004 on land that he purchased in 2000 for $1,340,000, according to public records (and owns through the name of his manager, Steven H. Lewis), and a 10,500-square-foot mansion on 2.9 acres on Old Mill Road in Highland Park, Ill. that he purchased for $2,225,000 in early 2004 through his Land Trust #1, according to public records.