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Former tennis pro James Blake serves up trio of home listings

Retired tennis player James Blake, formerly the fourth-ranked singles player in the world, is shaking up his real estate portfolio, listing a home in Southern California and two other properties in Connecticut for sale.

On the West Coast, Blake has put a two-bedroom townhouse in Santa Monica on the market for $1.595 million. Designed by William Hefner, the Spanish Colonial-style home features dark hardwood flooring, an updated kitchen, a living room with a fireplace and a formal dining room in more than 1,500 square feet of space.

French doors off of the living and dining room areas open to a tiled courtyard. An additional courtyard/patio sits off the front of the home.

Blake and his wife, Emily, purchased the home in 2013 for $1.375 million, records show. Mary Young of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California is the listing agent.


On the East Coast, Blake has listed a 2,933-square-foot house in the Fairfield Beach area for $799,000 and a 7,067-square-foot home in Westport for $3.595 million.

Found at the end of a cul-de-sac, behind a gated drive, the Fairfield home has hardwood flooring, custom millwork and a double-height entry. An updated kitchen with granite countertops, a great room with a brick fireplace, four bedrooms and three bathrooms are among the living spaces.

Outdoors, grounds of more than a third of an acre contain a large stone patio and large expanses of grass. A detached two-car garage, previously used as a gym, is across from the home.

Craig Oshrin of William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty is the listing agent.


The Westport residence, built in New England style in 2011, is distinguished by a hip-and-valley roofline and an arched front porch. Within the three-story home are large formal areas with raised ceilings, a chef’s kitchen, an office, five bedrooms and seven bathrooms.

Among amenities are a finished basement with a gym, a lounge and a play room. Outdoors, a tennis court highlights the 1.68-acre grounds.

Records show that the home previously sold in 2012 for $3.25 million. Allen Vetrosky of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties has the listing.

Blake, 35, won 10 singles titles and seven in doubles across 14 years on the ATP World Tour and was part of the U.S. team that captured the Davis Cup in 2007. He retired in 2013 and currently serves as a mentor/coach to rising tennis star Jack Sock.

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