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Los Angeles is known for its spectacular entertainment, music, and sports. Muhammad Ali, considered the greatest heavyweight boxer of all time, was named “Sportsman of the Century” by Sports Illustrated in 1999. In 1964, he defeated Sonny Liston to become the world’s heavyweight champion.

This week, a piece of history is up for auction-Muhammad Ali’s former mansion. This stunning Italian Renaissance home, located in Los Angeles, was the residence of a prominent black sportsman during the civil rights era. Ali’s anti-war stance made him a hero for African Americans and the counterculture. He was the world heavyweight champion three times between 1964 and 1978, known for his fancy footwork and unconventional movements. His brash style and poetic trash-talking influenced the development of hip-hop music. He was also nominated for two Grammys for his spoken-word albums. The superstar retired from boxing in 1979 and passed away in 2016, leaving behind a legacy that is now embodied in this magnificent mansion.

Concierge Auctions is preparing to auction a truly unique property-Muhammad Ali’s former mansion. This exquisite Italian Renaissance home, built in 1916 by John C. Austin, is a testament to luxury and grandeur. It boasts a stained glass window personally designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany, antique fireplaces, French Empire chandeliers, and imported Italian marble. This was the home of the legendary Muhammad Ali from 1979 to 1984, adding a touch of history and prestige to the property.

The mansion’s lower floor is perfect for entertaining. It features a grand entry hall, a sunroom with a glass roof, a spacious salon, an ornate formal dining room, a living room with oversized bay windows, and a den with a wet bar. The estate has hosted a parade of luminaries, including Sylvester Stallone, Clint Eastwood, and President Obama.

Upstairs are bedrooms and offices, including a massive primary suite with a fireplace. The suite opens onto a columned deck that overlooks two beautifully landscaped gardens. The park-like grounds include a swimming pool, lush lawns, a pergola terrace, stone fountains, and patios. The mansion and 1,000-square-foot guesthouse sit on a 1.5-acre corner lot, surrounded by privacy hedges and nestled behind the guarded gates of Fremont Place, an exclusive gated community in Hancock Park.

Hancock Park is an upscale Los Angeles neighborhood known for its architecturally essential homes. It was once a haven for Golden Age celebrities, including Mae West, Clark Gable, and Nat King Cole, as well as industry titans A.P. Giannini (founder of Bank of America) and King Gillette of Gillette Inc. Contemporary stars who call the region home include Margot Robbie and Fred Savage. The Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Wilshire Country Club are nearby options for entertainment.

Previously listed for $13.5 million, the estate will be auctioned with a reserve, and bidding will close on May 15th. Concierge Auctions conduct the auction.