Serena Williams is Making Real Estate Moves; Buys in Beverly Hills

Mansion Global

Oct. 27, 2017


The tennis superstar just spent $6.68 million for the brand new Los Angeles build

Fresh from listing her $11.99 million six-bedroom house in Bel Air, Serena Williams has dropped $6.68 million on a brand-new contemporary-Spanish home in a Beverly Hills gated community. 

While it’s apparent that Ms. Williams has a penchant for Los Angeles real estate, it’s becoming increasingly clear that the tennis ace doesn’t like to take her work home as neither property has a tennis court.

A trust linked to Ms. Williams, 36, bought the five-bedroom house last week, property records show. 

The house was built by Los Angeles developer Ario Fakheri, on a lot that was formerly home to a pool and a pool house, said listing broker Sam Real of Nest Seekers International. The project took a “good amount” of the last two-and-a-half years to complete.

Spanning 6,000 square feet, the three-story home sits on a quarter acre of land and has an open floor plan, French oak flooring, custom cabinetry, solid brass hardware, a wine cellar, a yoga room, a pool, city views and high-security thanks to the gated community.

“I think that was a big thing for her, especially having a newborn,” Mr. Real said, referring to the tennis star’s September birth of her daughter Alexis with Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian.

“This is a great investment and she’ll see a great return when she does go to sell it at some point,” Mr. Real said.

The neighborhood is home to a lot of people in the entertainment industry (like Gwen Stefani, who is currently listing her $38 million home there) and Middle Eastern royalty, Mr. Real said. “The pedigree of the neighbors and the neighborhood is very high.”

Ms. Williams listed her $11.99 million Bel Air property on Monday. Built in 1935, the house spans 6,101 square feet and has a formal entry, a semi-circular living room lined with large windows, a formal dining room, a bar, a gym and a three-car garage. She bought it in 2006 for $6.62 million, property records show. 

Ms. Williams holds the most Grand Slam titles in singles, doubles, and mixed doubles tournaments combined among any active tennis players. A representative for her did not respond to requests for comment. 

She is currently on hiatus from tennis following her daughter’s birth.

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