He Was Drafted Ahead of Michael Jordan, So Buy Sam Bowie's Lexington Home & Eat, Sleep like You Won the Lottery!

I have followed the Kentucky basketball program since I was a kid and grew up considering the players my childhood heroes. In Kentucky, you gotta love the Cats of course!! But now the biggest difference is many of my childhood heroes don't seem so far away. In fact, many are still part of our Lexington community and some live basically right in my backyard like 7'2 former Kentucky star Sam Bowie. Hey now, **Fun Fact** - he was drafted ahead of Michael Jordan in the NBA Draft!

Take his Lexington Ky home. It just hit the market in the last few hours and I gotta admit I know this neighborhood pretty well. That is because my friends built a home at Lexington's The Curtilage over 30 years ago and It was back in 2000, they welcomed a new neighbor.  That would be Sam Bowie and his family as they moved in next door to and decided to call Lexington's The Curtilage neighborhood their address too!  I  spent many times hanging out in the circle in front of their home hoping to catch a glimpse of Sam when he first moved in.  I know you are giggling over that.We all did as we were excited to meet the new neighbor. When I did meet him it was a pleasant experience.  He is waaaaaay tall, but Sam is so down to earth.  A true class act in all aspects.

Before Sam bought this home in 2000, a sweet lady named Bunny owned the home and decided to downsize and that is when Sam needed more room for his growing family. 901 The Curtilage was a showplace then but after Sam made the purchase, they spent weeks remodeling such as raising the height of the countertops, vanities and so forth.  It was cool watching the changes take place both inside the home and outside. My buddy's home next door has an awesome in-grown pool but we always joked that once Sam moved in, he had workers dig out and build the coolest pool in The Curtilage neighborhood.  His placed boasted a pool with a retractable cover, too cool for school!

(Listed by Sotheby's.)

Many people just can't believe Sam was drafted ahead of Michael Jordan in the NBA draft! Sam was a superstar in college and even earned a spot on the cover of Sports Illustrated. His playing days were exciting. His daughter Gabby is fresh into high school and is already over 6 feet tall. Maybe this Bowie will also play for the Cats someday!

In the meantime, you personally may not have the jumping hops that Sam Bowie had, but if you want to eat, play and sleep like you just won the lottery, you gotta check out his home. The home is listed by Sotheby's and it is a show stopper!! Located off of Tates Creek Road, in the 40502 zip code, here you will savor over 8,900 finished living space, 8 bedrooms, 8 baths, nearly an acre lot, gourmet kitchen Nanny quarters, tons of green space, killer in city location and beautiful pool with poolside retreat!  All this for $1,490,000. If you are looking for a luxury home in Lexington, this is a must see. Let's add it to your home viewing list! Call me today and we will setup a showing. You will fall in love!

Lexington KY is always #1 in my book! Whether you want to buy a downtown condo, a custom walkout ranch on a golf course, or a horse farm in the country, I can help find the perfect home for you – as well as help you sell your home. In addition to Lexington Real Estate, I specialize in the nearby towns of Paris, Midway, Georgetown, and Versailles.

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