Hancock Park mansion once owned by Muhammad Ali seeks $17M

Ali and his family lived in the property for 7 years

Jan.January 17, 2019 05:15 PM
Muhammad Ali and 55 South Fremont Place (Credit: Getty Images and Flickr)

In his book, “Muhammad Ali: His Life and Times,” Thomas Hauser describes a Hancock Park mansion that once belonged to the heavyweight boxing champion as “the most luxurious residence any heavyweight champion ever owned.”

That property — a 14,500-square-foot Italian Renaissance estate — is now on the market for $17 million, the Wall Street Journal reported.

The most recent sellers are Michael Lawson, a retired lawyer and chief executive of a national civil rights group, and Mattie McFadden-Lawson, a philanthropist who sat on President Barack Obama’s Advisory Committee on the Arts. They bought the property in 2001 for $2.5 million, records show.

Muhammad Ali at his home in Hancock Park, 1980 (Credit: Getty Images)

The home, which has seven bedrooms and seven bathrooms, was designed in 1916 by John C. Austin, an architect best known for the Griffith Observatory.

While it still contains many of its original features, such as stone fireplaces and chandeliers, the property has undergone several renovations throughout the years.

Ali and his third wife, Veronica Porché Ali, bought the home in 1979 for an undisclosed amount. During the seven years they lived there, it was profiled on a cover story for Ebony magazine.

Several high-profile guests, such as Michael Jackson and Sylvester Stallone, frequented the house during that time. [WSJ] – Natalie Hoberman

Related Articles

Joel Silver, his mansion in Brentwood; Nick Jonas and his former Beverly Hills home

This week in celeb real estate: Joel Silver seeks outlandish price for Brentwood estate, Nick Jonas plays house-flipper in Beverly Hills…and more

From left: Candy Spelling and her home on 21500 block of Pacific Coast Highway, and The home on Amalfi Drive with Paul George, and Deandre Jordan (Credit: Getty Images,Redfin, and Realtor)

This week in celeb real estate: Candy Spelling lists Malibu estate, NBA star Paul George picks up Palisades pad…and more

Jonah Hill and the home (Credit: Getty Images and Realtor)

Jonah Hill’s new Santa Monica digs adds to his coast to coast holdings

Lindsey Buckingham and 299 North Saltair Avenue (Credit: Getty Images)

Lindsey Buckingham goes his own way, unloads Brentwood mansion

Beck and 511 South Arden Boulevard

Where it’s at: Beck’s old Hancock Park pad hits the market

Viet D. Dinh and 1707 Westridge Road (Credit: Fox and Compass)

Fox Corp. legal exec buys massive Brentwood mansion for $20M

Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent unload Hancock Park home at price cut

Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent unload Hancock Park home at price cut

Tennis star Janković puts San Diego mansion up for $13.5M

Tennis star Janković puts San Diego mansion up for $13.5M