About two months after co-listing the Palm Beach-area property she’s owned with her sister for about twenty years, tennis ace Venus Williams has picked up another, considerably larger, residence just a few miles north in the Sunshine State: a 7,100 square-footer in Hobe Sound. The house the sisters are selling is currently priced at $2.7 million. Williams purchased her new home for $9.6 million.
The oceanfront estate would appear to be a long-term home-base for Williams. The total square footage of all interior living spaces—which include a pair of guest houses as well as the main house—measures over 10,700. The Jupiter Island property is also quite large: the lot measures around 1.5 acres. This is property to call home.
The house dates to 1962, and features a rambling, Caribbean-inflected style that suggests long, lazy summer days. A barnwood patio and pool area, a cabana with a wet bar and a summer kitchen, and a winding boardwalk through mangroves leading beach-ward sum up the estate’s living style quite well. The interiors of the main home carry the same easygoing feel, with pale wood, off-white paint, tongue-and-groove, ceiling fans, vaulted ceilings, and an open concept accumulating into a very relaxed style.
The two detached guest houses on the property help sell the place, too.
Venus Williams has won seven Grand Slam singles titles; Serena adds another 23 to the Williams sisters’ illustrious run. Venus was formerly ranked no. 1 in the world. Her prize money earnings add up to $41 million, placing her second on the all-time earnings list for women. Serena tops the list with $89 million.