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The Legend of French Lick History


The Legend of French Lick is a 20-acre estate located one mile east of the twin towns of West Baden Springs and French Lick in Orange County, Indiana. The property, a local landmark, is the former home of Larry Bird, a basketball legend who grew up in French Lick.  

The facilities on the property include a large home, a secluded swimming pool with its adjacent cabana and extensive patio, and the fenced grounds with acres and acres of grass and large trees, a wonderful setting for casual walks. The lighted basketball court and tennis court are perfect places to test your skills. The basketball court was the setting for well-known commercials for Converse and the scene in the 1994 movie “Blue Chips”. It was also a location featured in a 2010 HBO special.

Legend of French Lick, LLC, purchased the property with many of its furnishings from the player in September, 2007. Legend made extensive renovations to the home including the addition of a third master bedroom and complete remodeling of six bedroom baths. Each large master suite has a king bed, comfortable sitting areas, ample dresser and closet space, a jetted garden tub for two and a beautiful custom-built shower.  The two queen bedrooms have their own private baths with “wow-factor” fixtures.  In addition, a sixth suite with it's own full kitchen and walk-in closet was added. 

A large patio was added off the great room surrounded by a retaining wall for additional privacy. A relaxing library and memorabilia display area, and office, were also created. Major upgrades were made to the heating, air conditioning and water systems. Up-to-date conveniences, like wireless internet and satellite TV in every room, and some new furnishings were added. To preserve the integrity of this iconic facility, much of the furnishings and fixtures have been intentionally left in their original state. These furnishings are found in each of the bedrooms and the common areas. Fascinating basketball memorabilia is on display throughout the home.

*The Legend of French Lick and the Legend of French Lick, LLC. is not affiliated with, or endorsed or sponsored by Larry Bird or the Larry Joe Bird Revocable Living Trust.* 
Legend of French Lick History Basket Ball Court
Legend of French Lick Historic Basketball Court
Legend of French Lick History Swimming Pool
Legend of French Lick Swimming Pool
Legend of French Lick History Sitting Room
Legend of French Lick Owners Suite
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