Tennis Star Serena Williams Finally sells Bel Air mansion At Los Angeles
Tennis star Serena Williams finally sold her Los Angeles house Friday for $8.1 million.
The tennis superstar had owned the Bel Air house since 2006, when she bought it for $6.62 million. She first put it on the market in October 2017 asking $12 million. Soon after that, Williams picked up a $6.7 million five-bedroom house in Beverly Hills.
The tennis player’s former Bel Air home sits on 2.76 acres and comes with an outdoor pool and private hiking trails .
Although the home sold for less than its asking price, it wasn’t a loss for the tennis champion. Williams, 37, purchased the home in 2006 for $6.62 million under a trust, with her sister Lyndrea Price as the trustee, according to property records.
Buying agent Fred Bernstein of Westside Estate Agency could not disclose who the buyer is. However, he said the buyer had been interested in the home for a while.
“They liked the property — it’s one of the largest lots on Stone Canyon,” he told Mansion Global.
Gregory Piechota and Amit Lalji of Keller Williams Beverly Hills represented Williams. They did not immediately return a request for comment.
Built in 1935, the 6,101-square-foot house sits on a 2.76-acre lot. It has six bedrooms and seven bathrooms.
The traditional-style home also has a bar, private hiking trails and a swimming pool with a cabana, according to the listing.
Williams long held the title as the world’s No. 1 female singles player and has won 39 major titles, 23 of which were in singles. She still lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, and their daughter, Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr., according to the Los Angeles Times, which first reported the sale.