The one-time home of boxing legend Muhammad Ali is now available to purchase. The current owners of the period Los Angeles-area house have priced it at $17 million.
The sprawling villa is one of Hancock Park’s many historic mansions. The Italian Renaissance-style home boasts an unusual pedigree even in this storied neighborhood, though, beginning with its renowned architect, John C. Austin. A few of Austin’s other works include the Hollywood Masonic Temple, the Los Angeles City Hall, and the Griffith Observatory.
The house was built in 1916, and presents ornate deco and classic European flourishes. the 14,600-square-foot mansion features seven bedrooms and seven baths. Inside, a grand staircase, intricate wood paneling, glittering chandeliers, stained glass, and several stone fireplaces are among the eye-catching details.
The residence begins with a grand entry hall before transitioning to the living room, den with a wet bar, and formal dining room. One of the most unique spaces is the half-circle solarium room; the glass extends to the ceiling, and the Saltillo tile floor is augmented with ornate neutral-toned tile accents on the walls. Lovely.
The 1.5-acre grounds makes for an expansive outdoor living area, with lush landscaping framing a sprawling lawn, a large flagstone patio, and a colonnaded arbor that culminates in a water feature.
The People’s Champion purchased the property in 1979 with his third wife, but the couple sold the estate following their 1986 divorce.