Sugar Ray Leonard selling his huge Los Angeles estate for almost $75 million
Former boxing star Sugar Ray Leonard has just jumped into the real estate ring, listing his longtime Los Angeles mansion for the knockout price of $AUD 74.7 million ($USD 51.9 million).
The sprawling Italian-style villa in the star-studded neighbourhood of Pacific Palisades was built by the 63-year-old boxing champ and his wife, Bernadette, 22 years ago, according to a news release from listing brokerage Coldwell Banker Global Luxury.
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Set behind double gates, the ivy-covered mansion is set on a whopping 1,551 sq m property, and boasts a large swimming pool, tennis court and putting green
Inside, the house has lots of Old World charm, with fireplaces imported from Europe and stone floors imported from Jerusalem.
There is also a solarium, vaulted ceilings, a gym, a media room and seven bedrooms; including a master suite with a private terrace offering ocean and canyon views, according to Mansion Global.
“This home has been a peaceful oasis,” Mrs. Leonard said in the news release.
“We’ve been blessed to have a space allowing us to host both intimate family gatherings and sizeable fundraisers.
“My hope is that the future owner will cherish this home as much as our family has.”
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The property was sold to Mr. Leonard in 1993, according to records, but it did not divulge how much was paid for the home.
Outside, the property has its own motor court, landscaped gardens, pool and spa, tennis court and a putting green perfect for any golfing enthusiast.
A separate two-storey guesthouse is also on the property, adjacent to the pool.
“This estate is truly an exquisite property exuding European charm,” Ms. Mills said.
“The home’s craftsmanship, quality and scale creates “an exquisite experience like none other,” she added.
Mr. Leonard was a competitive boxer for 20 years from 1977 to 1997, winning won world titles in five weight divisions.
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