An Italian Renaissance-style mansion that once belonged to boxing great Muhammad Ali has come on the market in Hancock Park for $17 million. According to the L.A. Times, Ali bought the home with his third wife, Veronica, in 1979 around the time of his first retirement and the couple lived there until their divorce in 1986.
Built in 1916, the stately home fits right in with the historic estates of Fremont Place. It was designed by John C. Austin—the noted architect responsible for Los Angeles staples such as the Griffith Observatory, Shrine Auditorium, Hollywood Masonic Temple and Los Angeles City Hall.
Spanning 1.5 acres, the property centers on a 14,500-square-foot mansion with seven bedrooms and seven baths. Highlights include a grand entry hall, formal dining room, living room with bay windows, den with a wet bar and a rounded breakfast nook.
On the side of the home, a half-circle sunroom receives light from glass ceilings, while a fireplace anchors the master suite. The landscaped grounds also hold a flagstone patio, a grassy yard and a series of fountains and lounges. Stefani Stolper of Douglas Elliman holds the listing.