Wunderkind golfer Rory McIlroy is teeing up his 10,557-square-foot Florida mansion for sale, asking $12.9 million for the lavish property. McIlroy describes the "modern, contemporary" look and "bright" feeling as what initially drew him to the six-bedroom, nine-bathroom home. Situated right on the water in Palm Beach Gardens, the property comes with a sizable bonus: an undeveloped waterfront home site next door, ready to be transformed into an ultraposh tennis court, guesthouse, sold, or even just left as a cushion for a buyer who relishes privacy.
Inside, the home has all the bells and whistles you’d expect from someone who won $10 million on the PGA tour by age 23. There’s a huge gym, an outdoor synthetic putting green, a pool table, a giant whirlpool bath in the master, a trophy wall, and a sunken bar that opens to a pool and hot tub combo.
A pool table in Rory McIlroy’s mansion
It’s not just a fratty bachelor pad, though. High ceilings, clean lines, and a view of the water give the home a light, fresh feel. The huge kitchen is outfitted in the latest high-tech cooking gear, including a six-burner cooktop, four ovens, and an L-shaped kitchen island ideal for entertaining or family hangout time. A dramatic light fixture floats crystalline balls in the air above the two-story living room, and there are formal and informal dining spaces. There’s also a dock leading out to the water, a creek just blocks from the ocean.
The dramatic light fixture is reminiscent of little golf balls.
Rory McIlroy’s kitchen
Now that’s a master bath!
McIlroy, who got married last year, is trading up to a nearby Jupiter, FL, home formerly owned by fellow golfer Ernie Els. He bought this place in 2013 for $9.5 million, so he stands to make a tidy profit on the deal if the home goes for asking. With wins in three of the Majors, 95 weeks in the No. 1 spot in the World Golf Rankings, and countless other awards and endorsements, McIlroy is used to winning. We’ll see if his talents include an eye for real estate.
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