Tennis champ Serena Williams sold her home in Bel Air this spring. She’d first listed the property in late 2017, asking about $12 million. By the time the offer of $8.1 million came in this month, the ask had settled at just under ten million dollars.
The house was built in 1935. The expansive living style begins and ends with the double-height living room/great room, an early modern statement with a streamline-inspired rotunda shape, and an illuminating series of French doors and clerestory windows. It’s a space that’s tailor-made for gatherings, and boasts the wet bar to prove it.
Other standouts include a large formal dining room, and a kitchen with professional-grade stainless and dark-stained cabinetry. A fitness room and a dayroom are also worked into the current layout. Floors are plank oak and stone tile throughout.
The house contains six bedrooms—many with a private terrace or balcony—and seven bathrooms; the accommodations culminate with a master suite that boasts a beaut of a bath: marble clad, with a large dual shower, and a soaking tub in an alcove with a series of casement windows opening onto the property, and an extravagant chandelier overhead.
The property extends to 2.76 acres, which is a sizable chunk of Bel-Air. The space incorporates private walking paths, gardens, an arbor, and a pool with a covered pavilion.