Serena Williams's Former L.A. Estate listed for $13.5 Million

In the glamorous world of celebrity real estate, few homes boast a pedigree as star-studded as the Colonial Mediterranean gem recently listed in Bel-Air. Once the abode of tennis legend Serena Williams, this stunning property has just hit the market with a cool $13.5 million price tag. But don’t worry, we’re not here to sell it—just to dish out some fun, juicy details about this fabulous estate that’s seen its fair share of fame and fortune.

Nestled on a spacious double lot, this 1930s-built home was the residence of the 23-time Grand Slam singles winner for over a decade. Serena owned the property from 2006 until 2019, eventually selling it for $8.1 million—quite the drop from the original $12 million asking price. Now, it’s back in the spotlight, thanks to its current owner, renowned interior designer Rodrigo Vargas, who purchased it with his partner Frederick Storey in late 2020.

Located in the prestigious Stone Canyon neighborhood, this nearly 3-acre estate is a blend of old Hollywood charm and modern luxury. The double-gated entrance offers a grand welcome with a vine-covered colonnade leading to a motor court and a three-car garage. Step through the double front doors, and you’re greeted by a semi-circular living room featuring marble floors and built-in bookshelves, setting the tone for the elegance that permeates the home.

With six bedrooms and seven baths spread over 6,100 square feet, the house offers ample space for living and entertaining. Highlights include a wood-paneled study with a bar, a formal dining room adorned with a chic chandelier, and an all-white kitchen complete with limestone countertops and high-end stainless appliances. The kitchen also boasts a cozy breakfast nook that invites natural light through its surrounding windows.

The primary suite, tucked away upstairs, is a sanctuary in itself. It features a Juliet balcony, a spacious walk-in closet, and a luxurious bath with dual vanities, a clawfoot soaking tub, and a steam shower—perfect for unwinding after a long day.

Outside, the private backyard is a true retreat. While surprisingly devoid of a tennis court, it compensates with a lovely pool and spa area surrounded by a flagstone terrace. There’s also an open-air cabana warmed by a fireplace and a brick-clad terrace ideal for al fresco dining and entertaining under the stars.

Serena Williams’ real estate journey didn’t end in Bel-Air. After marrying Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian in 2017, the tennis star moved on to a $6.7 million home in a gated Beverly Hills enclave and a sleek, 7,000-square-foot waterfront mansion in Jupiter, Florida, which even graced the pages of Architectural Digest in 2021.

Listed by Sotheby’s

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