Tennis Great Pete Sampras and Wife Bridgette Wilson Buy Albert Brook’s Former Bel Air Estate

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    Pete Sampras & Bridgette Wilson

    Bel Air, CA

    Most Known For

    He's a retired tennis ace, she is an actress best known for her role in 'Billy Madison'

    Home Stats

    4 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms, 5,100 square feet, pool

    Price

    $5,996,500

    Tennis ace Pete Sampras and his gorgeous wife, actress Bridgette Wilson, just dropped $5,996,000 for the Bel Air estate recently owned by actor Albert Brooks.

    Located on over 2 acres, featuring mature trees and lots of privacy, the property is accessed via a long, gated private drive. The 5,100 square foot home is entered through the dramatic living room, which features 20 foot high wood-paneled ceilings, skylights and massive glass walls that blur the distinction between the spacious home and the lush property surrounding it. The family-friendly home has 3 bedrooms (and a maid’s), and the master suite has its own sitting room and his-and-her baths and closets.

    Outside there is a tennis court (naturally!) and a large grassy area that could play host to any number of events, either children’s birthday parties or warm summer evening cocktail parties. The highlight of the spacious yard is the pristine infinity pool that looks out over a perfect Los Angeles view.

    Pete and Bridgette’s new home has a long and storied show business history, having been owned by Merv Griffin before being purchased by Brooks for $3,650,000 in 1992. Albert Brooks sold the home in 2012 for $6,275,000, after listing it for nearly $7 million. The new owners didn’t hold on to it for very long, and sold it to the Sampras family at a loss.

    Pete, Bridgette and their two children most recently resided in a $5.6M mansion at the end of a cul-de-sac in the Brentwood area of Los Angeles. They also owned a modern Thousand Oaks, CA estate that they were asking $19.95 million for. That estate sold in November 2013 for an undisclosed price.

    In their most recent real estate deal, Mauricio Umansky of The Agency represented the listing and Jordan Cohen of RE/MAX Olson & Associates was Sampras and Wilson’s agent.

      Andy Roddick and Brooklyn Decker List Austin Lakefront Mansion For $12.5 Million

      Posted by Cristin  |  October 10, 2013  |  9:51 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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      Andy Roddick & Brooklyn Decker

      Austin, TX

      Most Known For

      He's a retired tennis pro and she's a model and actress

      Home Stats

      5 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, 8,960 square feet, pool, dock and boathouse

      Price

      $12,500,000

      Retired tennis champ Andy Roddick and his gorgeous model/actress wife Brooklyn Decker have just listed their lakefront Austin mansion for $12.5 million. Property records show that the genetically-gifted duo married in April 2009 and purchased the 1.8 acre home in November 2009 for an unknown amount of money.

      According to the The Real Estalker, who first uncovered the listing, Roddick and Decker on are on a real estate roll. They’ve just listed this nearly new lakeside mansion in Austin, TX and have also found the time and money to buy two additional houses and sell another. Quite the busy summer!

      The largest and most expensive property in their real estate portfolio, this beautiful Lake Austin retreat is a gated and private spread. At the front of the property, you’ll find a modern workout gym, a putting green, and a courtyard entryway.   The home is accented throughout with elaborate wood beams and stone work, and the heart of the home is a spacious gourmet chef’s kitchen with state-of-the-art appliances.

      The master suite offers his/hers bathrooms with automatic black-out shutters on all windows.  Brooklyn’s bath has its own washer/dryer with a custom closet, steam shower, and old-fashioned tub, while Andy’s provides masculine custom cabinetry, a refrigerator and an ice bath.

      The entire downstairs enjoys breathtaking views of the infinity pool and Lake Austin and the lush backyard has an outdoor kitchen, perfect for an evening of entertaining on the lake.  The covered patio has heat lamps to make this additional outdoor space enjoyable year round. The property’s boat house and dock sits right on Lake Austin and has storage for a boat and two jet skis.

      For visitors, the property has a casita and upstairs bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms. Perfect for ‘guy’s nights,’ the home also has a “hidden” entertainment area with pool and poker table, media center, kitchenette and built in bunk beds.

      An “off-market” listing being marketed solely by their listing agent, Jonathan Creath of Capital City Sotheby’s International Realty, the for-sale home is looking for a buyer, but it’s not yet listed on the MLS.

      Images via Jonathan Creath.

       

        Tennis Ace Serena Williams Serves Up Her Luxury LA Condo to A New Buyer

        Posted by Cristin  |  January 22, 2013  |  2:51 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , ,

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        Serena Williams

        Los Angeles, CA

        Most Known For

        World Champion tennis ace

        Home Stats

        2 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, 2,403 square feet

        Price

        $1,850,000

        Tennis ace Serena Williams is serving up her luxurious LA condo to a new buyer. According to property records and The Real Estalker, Williams’ Wilshire Boulevard home is in escrow for $1,850,000. By the looks of the listing photos, Williams used the condo as a West Coast pied-à-terre for a couple years when she spent time in the City of Angels. She purchased the soon-to-be-sold condo in September 2002 for $1,275,000. Four years later — after more success and lucrative endorsement deals — she spent $6,612,000 on massive, seven-bedroom mansion in Bel Air. She and sister Venus also share a champion-worthy Florida mansion.

        Whomever is plunking down the dough to take Serena’s small-ish condo off her hands is buying into the luxury Los Angeles building, The Remington. The 15th floor condo is spacious, with two bedrooms, three-and-a-half bathrooms, and a den/office that comes complete with the most amazing city views. Light and bright, the condo has an open floorplan and a direct access elevator. The gourmet kitchen features high-end appliances. And throughout, you’ll find hardwood floors, balconies, walls of windows. The master suite comes with dual marble baths, limestone floors, and walk-in closets, while The Remington — a full-service building — offers a concierge, valet, pool/spa, gym, rec room, wine storage, and additional storage rooms.

         

          Former Tennis Great Pete Sampras Still Awaiting Buyer For Luxury Home

          Posted by Cristin  |  September 7, 2011  |  11:51 am  |  Tags: , , ,

          Pete Sampras

          Thousand Oaks, CA

          Most Known For

          "The King of Swing" was formerly #1 in the world during his 15 year tennis career

          Home Stats

          20 acres, 16,000 square feet of living space, including 13,000 square feet in the main house, plus a 1,200 square foot guest house and a 2,000-square foot gym.

          Price

          $19,950,000

          Former tennis great Pete Sampras has put down his professional racket, but he’s still in the real estate game. He and his actress wife Bridgette Wilson-Sampras are selling their newly-built, custom estate in the guard gated community in Lake Sherwood, a sub-division of Thousand Oaks, California. The home was placed on the market in March of 2010, and has yet to find a buyer. Now, the price has come down to $19,950,000 in hopes that someone will take the massive property off their hands. In the meantime, property records show that the 14-time Grand Slam-winning tennis ace and the former Miss Teen USA are shacking up with their two kids in a $5.6 million pad at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac in the star-studded Brentwood area of Los Angeles.

          While they enjoy their new digs, their former home sits atop a hill, waiting for a buyer. The new contemporary home is on a 20 acre lot, boasting unobstructed 360 degree views with complete privacy. The main house spans approximately 13,000 square feet. There is also a separate 2000 square foot gym, and a 1200 square foot, fully-contained guest house.

          The home features include a blend of teak, white oak and Anigre woods. There are imported stones and the highest quality finishes throughout. Clean lines, sleek decor and simplicity make this a world class architectural estate. Interior features include a massive theater/game room combo with separate poker room, master with “his” and “hers” separate bathrooms and more. The grounds are second to none and include a North/South tennis court with lights (naturally), massive manicured lawns, an infinity pool, covered verandas and more.