By SARAH SHMERLING | Editor-in-Chief
Former Honorary Mayor and professional boxer Sugar Ray Leonard has relisted his 16,773-square-foot Riviera estate for $46.5 million, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal.
Leonard and his wife Bern most recently listed the home in the summer of 2019 for $51,995,000, but pulled it off the market soon after, which WSJ reported was due to the brush fires in the area around that time.
As the Palisadian-Post went to print, the listing was the most expensive on the market in Pacific Palisades, according to Realtor Michael Edlen.
“The most important legacy property on the Westside,” the listing boasts of the home. “Available once in a generation.”
Situated over an acre and a half of “exquisite grounds,” the seven-bedroom, eight-bathroom, four-half-bathroom home sits on one of the largest lots in the Riviera. Large gates and hedges offer complete privacy, ensuring “ultimate security.”
The two-story home, a “custom vision created with only the finest materials,” is designed by world-renowned architect Richard Landry and features Italian architecture, inspired by Florentine villas. Landry is also known for his work on projects for other household names, including Sylvester Stallone and Mark Wahlberg.
Designed for entertaining on a grand scale, the estate includes a two-story family room, a formal living room and dining room, screening room, gourmet kitchen, and solarium. With a total of seven bedrooms, the main suite offers the “ultimate retreat,” with views of both the ocean and mountains.
Spread across the grounds is a long, private driveway, a large entry motor court, full guest house, lit tennis court with viewing area, a sun-drenched oval pool, grass meadow/lawn, and a putting green.
“A world-class estate on the finest street in the Palisades Riviera,” the listing concluded.
Jade Mills, a luxury home specialist with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, shares the listing with Drew Fenton of Hilton & Hyland and Tomer Fridman of Compass.
According to WSJ, the Leonards have owned the property since 1993, the year they married in the backyard. They rebuilt it in the mid to late 1990s.
Sugar Ray Leonard served as honorary mayor of Pacific Palisades beginning in 2011, according to the Pacific Palisades Chamber of Commerce website, taking over for the late Gavin MacLeod and followed by Jake Steinfeld. He has remained active in the community, including speaking during the Palisades Charter High School Class of 2020 virtual graduation ceremony and attending Olympics Day at Canyon Charter Elementary School in 2016.
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