Tennis legend Chris Evert sold her lavish longtime Florida estate recently; the sale closed in early July, and netted Ms. Evert nearly four million dollars. That’s a bit below the six million dollar ask that represents the peak of the home’s pricing during its nearly four year run on the open market, but still a solid showing.
The expansive estate—the ground extent to well over five acres—features interiors that total nearly 12,300 square feet. The main house is a Spanish ranch-style.
Entering the home is a bit of a protracted process—a gated paver drive leads to a gated entrance to the home, which is in turn followed by a semi-enclosed, pergola-capped outdoor foyer before the front double doors are reached.
Within, the home develops within the constraints of the style, with stone columns, stone tile flooring, open ceiling trussing, and period-style light fixtures. The living room features a carved stone fireplace and plank hardwood floors. In the entertainment/games room, terra-cotta tile is used for flooring, and French doors open onto the property exterior.
The acreage is well-designed for the active lifestyle. Key features include a small golf course, a soccer field, and—of course—a tennis court. A large swimming pool, a covered porch—also floored in terra-cotta tile—an outbuilding containing a gym and home theater, and two guesthouses are also featured on the grounds.