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One-Two Punch? Sugar Ray Leonard Relists L.A. Home for $46.5 Million

Boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard and his wife Bern Leonard are relisting their elaborate Italian villa-style home in Los Angeles for $46.5 million.

The couple has owned the property since 1993—they married in the backyard that same year—and completely rebuilt it in the mid-to-late-1990s.

Located in the Pacific Palisades, the home sits on a roughly 1.7-acre lot in an upscale neighborhood known for its high-end country club and for streets named after locations in the French and Italian Riviera, such as Amalfi Drive and Napoli Drive. The roughly 16,700-square-foot property sits behind large gates and is surrounded by expansive grounds that include an oval-shaped pool, a sprawling lawn, a putting green and a tennis court.

Designed by Los Angeles-based architect Richard Landry, the seven-bedroom main home is inspired by a Florentine villa and includes a family room with beamed ceilings and a large fireplace, formal living and dining rooms, a screening room and a solarium.

Co-listing agent Tomer Fridman said the owners traveled extensively throughout Europe shopping for items to furnish and decorate the home. Listing images show the couple have filled the property with rustic armoires, statues and Italianate tapestries. Arched doorways, moldings and hanging lanterns are more reminiscent of a Tuscan villa than a Los Angeles mansion. Outside, the home has decorative balconies and is covered in climbing plants, images show. There is also a guesthouse on the site.

In a statement, the Leonard’s said they value the privacy the property affords. “You cannot see any other neighbors,” they said. “It really feels like a sanctuary here.”

They said they are “hoping that whoever buys this home is able to have as many memories as we have had throughout the years.”

Mr. Leonard, 65, boxed professionally from 1977 to 1997 and won championship titles in five weight divisions. He and Ms. Leonard, to whom he was introduced by saxophonist Kenny G. at a Luther Vandross concert in 1989, also founded the Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation, which funds research for childhood diabetes.

Drew Fenton of Hilton & Hyland represents the listing.

1550 Amalfi Dr | Pacific Palisades
Offered at $46,500,000 | View Listing

Story courtesy of Wall Street Journal

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