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 has quite a different style from the Bel Air house. Moreover, there is something strange about their new residence. Just scroll down to find out.
19. Living Room
The 6,000-square-foot Spanish-style mansion is bright and airy with minimalist decoration. After opening the door on the ground floor, we can see two formal living rooms on each side.
20. Charming Master Room
There are a total of five bedrooms in this house. The expansive master bedroom has a large fireplace and floor-to-ceiling doors opening to the balcony. Standing on the balcony, Serena can enjoy beautiful sceneries of Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley while breathing fresh air.
21. Dream Kitchen
The spacious kitchen is equipped with state-of-the-art appliances. At the center of it is a double-wide island with a Bianco Bella polished marble countertop.
22. Time To Dine
Next to the kitchen is the dining room. An innovative spherical chandelier hangs over the table. Six guests can join Serena and Alexis for dinner.
A lower-level bonus room has ample space for entertaining.
The entertainment space contains a black-marble-topped wet bar backed by a glass-fronted walk-in wine cellar.
25. Master Bathroom
You can find seven bathrooms in this house. The master bathroom has unvarnished brass finishes, which are durable and a feature of the California Mediterranean revival homes. Several windows offer unparalleled views.
26. Secondary Bathroom
The secondary bathroom has a Moroccan vibe with encaustic tiles.
27. Lounge Away
We bet Serena sometimes kills time by watching TV here.
28. Just Relax!
This large home has plenty of spots for relaxation, including here.
29. Guests Welcome
The five bedrooms are decorated differently, with this guest space featuring retro wooden bed and cabinets.
30. Be Her Guest
In sharp contrast to the last guest room with retro style, this one radiates modern comfort.
31. Office Room
The large painting on the office room wall is really eye-catching.
32. Dressing Room
The dressing room looks relatively modest.
Strangely, there is no tennis court in this tennis superstar's backyard. But the grassy yard does have a built-in Wolf BBQ and a Baja swimming pool. We have a feeling that there will be many guests eager to drop by.
34. Swimming Pool
The pool fits nicely on the quarter acre lot. It's adjacent to the terrace and plant-covered hillside behind the house.
35. A Haven For Celebrity Families
The house is located in the exclusive Summit Estates, Beverly Hills, which is a popular haven for celebrities to raise their children safely. It was once home to stars like Britney Spears and Gwen Stefani.