Inside Serena Williams’ real estate portfolio, with pads in Florida, California and Paris
Serena Williams may be known for her dominance on the court – the tennis champion has won 23 Grand Slam singles titles and four Olympic gold medals – but it’s her sense of style that informs some of her other pursuits. . She, for example, has her own eponymous jewelry line, in addition to her “S by Serena” clothing collection, which offers a mix of sporting goods and ready-to-wear. It’s no surprise, then, that Williams has wisely refined her design aesthetic over the years, in close partnership with her older sister Venus Williams, who, as well as being a tennis icon in her own right, also runs a business. of design called V Starr.
When Serena needed help realizing her vision for her current Miami dream home, she recognized that having a design expert in the family made the process easier. “I was moving away from Venus for the first time in my life, so I wanted it to be really meaningful,” Serena said. Architectural Summary in a February 2021 interview. “You have to know your path. I’m really good at playing tennis; I’m not as good at interiors. But I was able to learn just by looking at Venus.
Over the course of three years, the duo collaborated on the total renovation of the 14,500 square foot Spanish Mediterranean-style home that Serena purchased in 2017. One particularly prominent space is the old foyer, which has since been transformed into a creative space. kind of an art sanctuary. “When you walk in, it’s like walking into an art gallery,” Serena said. “It’s my favorite part of the house. It’s so unique. I’ve never seen anything like it.”
Ahead, AD counts the different properties that Serena has added to her real estate portfolio.
Early in their career, Serena and Venus bought the one-acre lot in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida for $525,000. They then spent two years custom-building the 8,500-square-foot home that featured six bedrooms, including a master suite for each sister, as well as multiple living rooms, a home theater, kitchen with dining area, and a resort. Stylish backyard complete with pool, spa, gazebo and private lake. They sold the property in early 2019 for $2.3 million.
Originally purchased for just over $6.6 million, Serena’s 2.7-acre Bel-Air estate was approximately 6,100 square feet, including six bedrooms, seven bathrooms and gardens verdant. Although there was no tennis court, the property was equipped with a hair and makeup salon, a walk-in closet in the master suite, and a poolside loggia. In 2019, she sold the home for $8.1 million after initially listing it for nearly $12 million.
When playing Roland-Garros is part of your job, it helps to have an outpost in Paris to feel at home. In 2007, Serena closed a two-bedroom pied-à-terre in the 7th arrondissement of the French capital. “I really fell in love with Paris six years ago,” Serena said USA today in 2013. While it’s unclear how much she paid for her Paris apartment, she gave fans a quick visit of the house in 2016, calling the neutral palette of gray floors and black doors and renovations she’s done elsewhere, “I redid the whole kitchen to make it a fun space,” she said. “It’s the office, which is perpendicular to the kitchen, which is pretty cool.”