Dirt.com: Sugar Ray Leonard Asks $46.5 Million for Pacific Palisades Estate
It’s round two in the high-stakes real estate ring for Sugar Ray Leonard. The long-retired five-time world champ, now 65, gave it an unsuccessful go about two years ago amid a tidal wave of publicity and a too aggressive asking price just shy of $52 million. Now, the legendary boxer has hung a considerably lower if still startling $46.5 million price tag on his longtime estate in the Riviera, a particularly pricey neighborhood of L.A.’s posh Pacific Palisades community.
Leonard, who is Khloé Kardashian’s godfather, and his wife Bernadette, daughter of Paul Robi, one of the original members of the seminal 1950s and ‘60s band The Platters, paid an unrecorded amount in 1993 for the two parcels that comprise the roughly 1.8-acre spread where mansion specializing L.A.-based architect Richard Landry custom designed them a sprawling, ivy-covered Florentine Villa set amid lush gardens. Listings jointly held by Drew Fenton at Hilton & Hyland, Tomer Fridman at Compass and Jade Mills at Coldwell Banker show there are a total of seven bedrooms and eight full and four half bathrooms between the nearly 17,000-square-foot main house and poolside guesthouse.
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