An Inside Look At Serena Williams' Lavish $12M Bel Air House
Tennis legend Serena Williams is undoubtedly one of the highest-paid female athletes in the world. In 2019, she sold her Bel Air home for $8.1 million. Bought in 2006 for $6.6 million, the mansion was said to be rather lavish. Let's take a look inside.
1. Fit For A Champion
Sitting on over 2.7 acres of land, the property is one of the largest in the coveted Stone Canyon area. Constructed in 1935, the 6,100-square-foot house has 6 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, a swimming pool, a souped-up salon, and private hiking trails through lush green surroundings.
The house nestles behind a gate and high hedges that protect it from being seen from the road. The tennis champ, her Reddit co-founder husband Alexis Ohanian, and their lovely daughter Alexis Olympia Jr. enjoyed a peaceful and private life here.
3. Living Room
This circular living room is large enough to host friends and family. It comes complete with a large leather sofa, plush velvet armchairs, and a piano by the window. With floor-to-ceiling windows and doors, the spacious living room has plenty of natural light.
4. Master Bedroom
The master bedroom features a drum pendant chandelier and deep tray ceiling, as well as spacious walk-in closets. The big TV facing the cozy bed is perfect for watching tennis games. French doors with transparent glasses allow the room to bathe in natural light.
5. Master Bathroom
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.
6. Cooking Up A Storm
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.
7. A Meal With Champion
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.
8. Work Out At Home
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.
10. Dream Dressing Room
This beautiful dressing room includes 1 luxury lighting, 2 massive floor-to-ceiling mirrors, and 2 master closets. It also has multiple sitting areas.
11. Guests Welcome
Each of the six bedrooms is individually decorated, with this guest space accommodating two queen beds, a dresser, and a wardrobe.
12. Another Guest Room
This guest room is decorated in muted neutral tones, featuring ornate carved wooden cabinets, a patterned armchair, and a statement light fixture.
13. Home Office
There is also a wood-paneled office space which features mirrored bookcases and a large stone desk.
14. The Bar
The party-loving couple even has a fully stocked bar at their former Bel Air home.
15. The Wardrobe
The house will suit a glamorous new owner as it is equipped with space to store a very extensive wardrobe.
16. Swimming Pool
Outside, the house boasts a large outdoor swimming pool, patio, and cabana with an al fresco dining area at the end.
17. The Courtyard
In the vast courtyard, an arched walkway runs parallelly to the manicured lawn, and private hiking trails traverse the estate.
18. Where Is Serena Living Now
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.
19. The Interior Design Of The New House
Sharon Taftian, the interior designer responsible for the home, said that her initial vision for the house was to make a modern interpretation of Mediterranean design and translated that into the selection of the finishes. The home is a three-story contemporary with five bedrooms and seven bathrooms.
20. The Master Bedroom
The master bedroom is spacious and applies to the minimalist theme.
21. The Master Bathroom
The master bathroom has been decorated with encaustic tiles to create a Moroccan vibe. Several windows offer unparalleled views.
22. The Dining Room
The dining room follows the rules of light and airy design with minimalist decor too. It has a table for eight people, and there are brushed oak wood floors throughout the house.
23. The Kitchen
There is a large kitchen in the house. It is a double-wide island with a polished marble countertop at the center. Doors in the kitchen open out onto a veranda.
24. The Bonus Room
A lower-level bonus room has much more space for entertaining.
The grassy backyard includes a built-in grilling station and swimming pool, but there lacks a tennis court. We guess that William might just want to relax in the house.