Scottie Pippen's former home, located in Highland Park


The woman who bought this Highland Park residence from its original owner, Scottie Pippen of the Chicago Bulls, has sold the house for $150,000 less than she and her husband paid the basketball star in 1996.

In 1993, Pippen spent about $1.5 million to build the 13,000-square-foot house; he sold it to Sol and Betty Turner for $1.75 million in 1996, according to the Lake County Recorder of Deeds. Sol died ten years ago, and Betty put the house on the market in March 2010, originally asking $2.375 million. In late March 2011, she closed the sale (to buyers who are not yet identified in public records) at $1.6 million.

The home, which sits on more than three acres, “had not been updated over the years,” says Allison Silver, the Coldwell Banker agent who represented Turner. “[Potential buyers] were walking in and feeling like they’d have to do a new kitchen, new baths, and a lot of other things.” Photos that accompanied the listing showed that some of the main rooms had a glitzy black, white, and glass décor straight out of the early 1990s. The house does have a movie theatre in the master suite, a children’s wing, a pool, and an indoor basketball court with Pippen’s number, 33, painted on the floor.


Photograph: Dennis Rodkin