Gold medal boxing champion Sugar Ray Leonard is one of the wealthiest boxers in the world.
With an estimated net worth of US$120 million, it’s little surprise the US Olympian’s Pacific Palisades mansion has been put on the Los Angeles property market for a whopping US$46.5 million.
It has been nearly three decades since Leonard purchased just two acres of Pacific Palisades land, which boasted ocean and canyon views.
He later built the sprawling seven-bedroom mansion on the land in 1997, the same year as his retirement.
The luxury home was designed with different wings having planned space for various types of entertaining, according to TopTenRealEstateDeals.com.
Built in the style of Italianate old-world architecture, the exterior of the house is covered with ivy and the entrance opens into a grand foyer and centre hall opening to the various formal rooms.
Fireplaces throughout were imported from Europe and the stone floors from Jerusalem. There is a chef’s kitchen with professional appliances and centre island with breakfast bar that adjoins the family room.
Included is a solarium, a media room, large gym and a master-suite with fireplace, large bath and walk-in closets, and a balcony that takes advantage of the views.
The luscious grounds include a pool, spa, putting green and tennis courts all set on rolling lawns, terraces and lush landscaping.
Even the detached two-story guest house by the pool is a home away from home with a first-floor kitchen and entertaining space, while the second floor contains a guest bedroom and bath.
Considered to be America’s equivalent to the French Riviera, California’s Pacific Palisades was has drawn in many celebrities seeking a quieter side of Hollywood.
Some of its current residents include Brooke Shields, Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones, Adam Sandler, Billy Crystal, Kate Hudson and Steven Spielberg.