Serena Williams’s Old Home Can Be Yours for a Chill $13.5 Million

a person in a pool
Serena Williams's Ex-House Is up for $13.5 MillionGavin Cater for Sotheby's International Realty / Clive Brunskill via Getty Images

Tennis icon Serena Williams doesn’t miss, and her former abode—freshly listed by Sotheby’s for $13.5 million—is no exception. There are many probable reasons for why she chose to spend thirteen whole years of her life in this airy, oversized home: not least of which are its gracefully appointed details, like the white marble chef’s kitchen and gilded bathroom fixtures.

a pool with white chairs and umbrellas
One of the home’s many perks? Its glittering outdoor pool.Gavin Cater for Sotheby's International Realty

1201 Stone Canyon Road in L.A.’s Bel-Air neighborhood is spread across over two acres with a pristinely landscaped backyard, glittering pool, and blooming pergola walkway. There aren’t any tennis courts on the property—likely because Williams craved a (well-deserved) work-life balance while living there.

Entryway

Photo credit: Gavin Cater for Sotheby's International Realty
Photo credit: Gavin Cater for Sotheby's International Realty

The home's entryway has a James Turrell-inspired skylight and gallery-like walls.

Living Room

Photo credit: Gavin Cater for Sotheby's International Realty
Photo credit: Gavin Cater for Sotheby's International Realty

The living room is nothing if not airy and chock-full of old-world charm.

Kitchen

Photo credit: Gavin Cater for Sotheby's International Realty
Photo credit: Gavin Cater for Sotheby's International Realty

The white marble chef's kitchen is the peak of sleekness, featuring top-of-the-line appliances.

Bedroom

Photo credit: Gavin Cater for Sotheby's International Realty
Photo credit: Gavin Cater for Sotheby's International Realty

Many of the rooms feature French doors that open to awe-inspiring, lush views.

Back Patio

Photo credit: Gavin Cater for Sotheby's International Realty
Photo credit: Gavin Cater for Sotheby's International Realty

1201 Stone Canyon Road's Mediterranean appeal is clearly evident in the back patio's easygoing aesthetic.

Outdoors

Photo credit: Gavin Cater for Sotheby's International Realty
Photo credit: Gavin Cater for Sotheby's International Realty

The blooming pergola walkway and courtyard fountain infuse magic into the home's outdoor space.

Stepping inside the home means coming face-to-face with its markedly old-world charms, as well as Mediterranean touches of luxury: Chandeliers, gold clawfoot tubs, gallery-like entryways, James Turell-inspired skylights, and moody furniture choices all abound. After all, when Williams parted ways with this Stone Canyon Road delight in 2019, it was purchased by interior designer Rodrigo Vargas, who undoubtedly knew a good thing when he saw it.

a bathroom with clawfooted tub and large window panel
Gold clawfoot bathtub, anyone?Gavin Cater for Sotheby's International Realty

If its six bedrooms, six-and-a-half bathroom arrangement isn’t convincing enough, the house also boasts a media room/home theater, library (for indulging in one of Serena Williams’s upcoming books, perhaps?), and second floor primary suite (ideal for catching some R&R amidst the city’s bustling rhythms).

Now, the ball’s in your court to make a move on this elegant gem, built in 1935. Winning will only cost $13.5 million.

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