Basketball legend Larry Bird is selling his Tudor-style mansion in Indianapolis for $2.35 million. The home was custom-built in 2002 for the Hall of Famer and his wife, Dinah.
“I never thought I’d have a house like [it],” Bird told the Wall Street Journalin 2016, while recounting his childhood spent sleeping on porches, or wherever he and his five brothers and sisters could find a good spot to lie down.
“I don’t really have a favorite room,” Bird added. “I love fresh air and still spend most of my time outdoors.”
Luckily, the estate has ample space indoors and out. The 10,000-square-foot home with five bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms sits on 1.5 acres, which include a tennis court, pool, and patios.
The property’s entertainment options also include a home theater, billiard room, wine cellar, pub, and fitness facility.
Most aspects of the property are formal—from the wood-paneled, stately interiors to the meticulously tended gardens.
Asked why the Birds have decided to part with the home, listing agent Bif Ward declined to comment.
Bird played all 13 of his NBA seasons with the Boston Celtics before retiring from the NBA in 1992. He racked up three NBA championship titles and three NBA MVP awards, and was named to the All-Star team 12 times. The Celtics retired his jersey No. 33 after his retirement.
Postretirement, he coached the Indiana Pacers for three seasons and worked in the team’s front office for a decade. He still serves as an adviser to the team.