Clearly, Serena Williams is a champ—on and off the court. The 36-year-old tennis superstar bought an amazing Bel Air mansion with breathtaking views for a cool $6 million in 2006.
Even though she has recently expanded her family with her first baby, Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. with husband, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, she's not looking to expand her home.
In fact, TMZ says that the pro athlete is looking to downsize her home. She recently purchased a new 6,000 square foot home in a gated Beverly Hills community with five spacious bedrooms, seven bathrooms, amazing views and a pool that's perfect for a quick dip or a poolside party.
But there's still the matter of selling her Bel Air mansion that was on the market for $12 million, which would make for a pretty sweet profit considering that Williams originally purchased the home for half of that price. Looking to speed up the sale and inspire interest in the lovely mansion, Williams decided to drop the price on the Stone Canyon area home to $11.995 million.
The Bel Air mansion is the home that dreams are made of, sitting n 2.7 acres with six bedrooms, seven bathrooms a colonnade covered in vines that connects the garage to the main house, white marble flooring, French doors, bay windows and a chef's kitchen just to name some of the home's amazing features.
Of course, what pro athlete's home wouldn't be complete without a fitness room? For the romantic at heart, prospective homebuyers will fall absolutely in love with the set of French doors that open up to a Juliet balcony. For those who adore true pampering, you won't lack for luxury with the marble-floored bathroom that features a claw-footed tub which is fixed into a bay window underneath a gold chandelier. His and hers vanities and a steam shower are pleasant surprises.
A real surprise considering who the former owner is would be that the home comes without a tennis court. This is shocking not just because of the superstar home seller, but because many Bel Air mansions (with homeowners who are not tennis pros) come equipped with courts. Maybe Williams treats her home purely as a sanctuary and leaves work on the court.