Tennis superstar Serena Williams, who is the world's highest-paid female athlete with an estimated net worth of $180 million, just sold her Bel Air home of over a decade for $8.1 million in April 2019.
Although Serena didn't sell the property for $12 million that she had initially asked in October 2017, it's still a win since she bought the estate for $6.62 million in 2006. So what does her beloved mansion look like? Let's take a look.
Built in 1935, this 6,101-square-foot mansion sits on more than 2.7 acres, making it one of the largest lots in the coveted Stone Canyon area. The house contains 6 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, a large swimming pool, a souped-up salon, and private hiking trails through lush green surroundings.
The house hides behind a gate and high hedges that make it almost impossible to be seen from the road. Tennis champ Serena, her husband Alexis Ohanian, the Reddit co-founder, and their lovely daughter Alexis Olympia Jr., used to enjoy a quiet life here without being disturbed by the paparazzi.
This large circular living room is the perfect place to host friends and family. It is furnished with a large leather sofa and plush velvet armchairs, as well as a piano by the window. With floor-to-ceiling windows and doors, the room has plenty of natural light.
The master bedroom has drum pendant chandelier and deep tray ceiling, along with spacious walk-in closets. A TV is facing the bed, perfect for watching a tennis game. French doors that lead to the outside bathe the room in natural light.
Serena's now-former home has 7 bathrooms, including this master suite. It comes with a marble bathroom, a cushioned sitting area, and a dressing area in addition to a freestanding tub. Perhaps the biggest highlight is the tub, which features gold feet and taps.
The spacious kitchen, where Serena cooked romantic dinners for her husband Alexis, sports modern appliances like a stainless steel fridge-freezer and double oven. Cherry-colored wooden cupboards with gold hardware line the walls, and marble countertops and splashbacks add the perfect finishing touches.
The simple yet elegant dining room features an ornate chandelier hanging over the table and glass doors that offer views out onto the garden. A total of eight guests can join Serena and Alexis for dinner.
It is no strange that the world-class athlete owns a fully-equipped gym in her house. The gym features both cardio equipment and weights for her to continue her training off the court. While the property doesn't have a tennis court, we can understand that Serena needs a break from her work.
One of the most distinct aspects of the house is its beauty salon. It's kitted out with hair washing stations, TVs, and red chandeliers that coordinate with the chairs. While getting a blowout, you won't miss your favorite shows.
This beautiful dressing room includes 1 luxury lighting, 2 massive floor-to-ceiling mirrors, and 2 master closets. It also has multiple sitting areas.
Each of the six bedrooms is individually decorated, with this guest space accommodating two queen beds, a dresser, and a wardrobe.
This guest room is decorated in muted neutral tones, featuring ornate carved wooden cabinets, a patterned armchair, and a statement light fixture.
There is also a wood-paneled office space which features mirrored bookcases and a large stone desk.
The party-loving couple even has a fully stocked bar at their former Bel Air home.
The house will suit a glamorous new owner as it is equipped with space to store a very extensive wardrobe.
Outside, the house boasts a large outdoor swimming pool, patio, and cabana with an al fresco dining area at the end.
In the vast courtyard, an arched walkway runs parallelly to the manicured lawn, and private hiking trails traverse the estate.
Since listing the property for sale, Serena, Ohanian, and their one-year-old daughter Alex have moved into a $6.68 million Beverly Hills mansion. The 0.25-acre home is also lacking a tennis court.