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July 20, 2024

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Serena William’s former L.A. home is on sale for $13.5 Million

Arushi Sakhuja 

In the world of tennis, few match up to Serena Williams. With four Olympic gold medals and 23 Grand Slam singles titles, she’s the greatest of all time. With a wide fan base around the globe, Serena William’s former L.A. home has freshly been listed on Sotheby’s for $13.5 million. After spending 13 years of her life within this oversized home she has decided to part ways with the 2-acre mansion. She owned the Mediterranean residence from 2006 to 2019 and it is designed for a sports legend in Los Angeles’s Bel-Air neighborhood. A beautiful home with a manicured lawn, a spa, a glistening outdoor pool and a blooming pergola walkway, it is clear that Williams craved a work-life balance while living there.

Serena William's former L.A. home
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Serena William’s former L.A. colonial Mediterranean home exudes elegant design and old-world charm across two floors on Stone Canyon Road. Currently owned by designer Rodrigo Vargas, the home has a lengthy vine-covered colonnade leading from the front door to a motor court and a three-car garage. Only a few moments from Hotel Bel-Air, the striking entryway sweeps you into an expansive, airy living room with dramatic windows overlooking the lushly landscaped backyard. Large French-inspired windows with a predominantly white colour palette, characterise the space. Adding a touch of colour are old-world antique pieces and art nouveau-inspired wallpapers. While the bedrooms are warm with fireplaces, the kitchen overlooks the lawn with white marble counters and white storage cupboards. Colonial-style architecture further adds a unique charm to the space, while the semi-circular living room with a built-in library provides cosy nooks to immerse yourself in a good read. Offering a stark contrast within Serena William’s former LA home, the formal dining room is grand and welcoming, making it easy to keep both families and guests connected over the dinner table. moving outdoors, expect to be greeted with a pool, a nation with a fireplace and a small sit-out, to enjoy the summer sun.

Serena William's former L.A. home
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Serena William's former L.A. home
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On the second floor, is the suite – one of the most spots in Serena William’s former L.A. home. With a floor to itself you can only imagine the magnanimity, this living space offers a sense of serenity and sanctuary. And though there’s surprisingly no tennis court outside, the private backyard does host a pool and spa surrounded by a flagstone terrace, as well as an open-air cabana warmed by a fireplace and a brick-clad terrace ideal for al fresco entertaining.

patio
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dining room
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Almost every space of the home features clear glass French doors which illuminate the space. They also work as the perfect way to blend indoors and outdoors. Each door opens onto the verdant yard, which is filled with unique water features and mature trees that provide shade and greenery, making this estate the ideal place for both entertaining and peace.

Poolside
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Serena William's former L.A. home
Image: Sotheby’s
Serena William's former L.A. home
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Overall, the home has six bedrooms and six-and-a-half bathrooms making it convincing enough for one to purchase. However, the hidden highlights include a home theatre, a library, and a second-floor primary suite. We would kill to live in such luxuries overlooking the verdant blue sky and lush green landscape, what about you?

 

Arushi Sakhuja

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