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Growing Celebration family buys former NBA star’s parkside home

Former NBA star Brad Daugherty sold this $1 million Celebration home to a local couple with a growing family.
Former NBA star Brad Daugherty sold this $1 million Celebration home to a local couple with a growing family. (Ziro Realty)

A home most recently owned by a retired NBA star will soon house a family of nine.

Brad Daugherty and his ex-wife Heidi Geagan sold the 5,457-square-foot home on Oak Shadows Road in Celebration for $1.1 million.

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Daugherty played college basketball for the University of North Carolina Tar Heels where he was a two-time all ACC first team selection and was the first overall pick in the 1986 NBA draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers. He played eight seasons in the NBA.

Daugherty is also co-owner of JTG Daugherty Racing, which sponsors drivers Ryan Preece and Chris Buescher in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.

Brad Daugherty, pictured here in 1993, was the number one draft pick of the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Brad Daugherty, pictured here in 1993, was the number one draft pick of the Cleveland Cavaliers. (Getty Images/Getty Images)

The buyers are Mark and Debra Goerner, who needed to upsize from their previous home in another part of Celebration.

“They’re a large family with seven kids, so they need a lot of bedrooms,” said Rick Winner, founder of Ziro Reality, who represented the buyers. Eugene Petriella of Florida In Motion Realty represented the sellers.

This home has six bedrooms, with the master on the first floor. It also has five and a half bathrooms and plenty of living space. “[It has a] large family room, a couple of living rooms and upstairs is another giant family room on the second floor, kind of a kid's hangout kind of place. The bedrooms circle around a large communal space upstairs,” Winner explained.

Back in 2002, Winner built and lived in the home next door to this one, so he is familiar with the area.

“It’s across from a park. There is a large soccer field, baseball field right across the street which appealed to them,” Winner said. “They homeschool their kids, so they need activities here near home.”

The wood floors in the foyer were painted white, and the owners used them as a canvas for various art installations.
The wood floors in the foyer were painted white, and the owners used them as a canvas for various art installations. (Ziro Realty)

Issa Homes built the home in 2004 for previous owners before Daugherty and Geagan. It has a pool, outdoor kitchen, exercise room, and an entertainment room.

“It’s in pretty good shape and it's been updated over the years,” Winner told GrowthSpotter. “I just sold their other house and they are remodelers, so I'm sure they'll do some work to it, but nothing that needed to be done.”

The home does have at least one very unique feature. “The last owner painted all the hardwood floors white. They would do things like when there were parties, they would write things on the floor, have artists come in and do things going up the steps, had fake rugs painted, and then they’d just get the roller of paint out and paint over them, sort of like a whiteboard,” Winner said. “If they had a New Year’s party, they would have happy new year in the foyer and then fireworks going up the steps. It was quite interesting.”

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