A Bel-Air estate once owned by boxing great Oscar De La Hoya is back in the ring with a heavyweight asking price of $18.5 million.
De La Hoya, then 24 years old and fresh off a welterweight title bout against Hector Camacho, paid $3.35 million for the contemporary-style home in 1997, according to The Times.
Completely redesigned during his ownership, the boxer put the home, built in 1990, on the market in 2000 for $5.5 million. It eventually sold in 2002, following multiple rounds on and off the market, for $3.75 million.
Set behind two sets of gates, the two-story home on a hillside in lower Bel-Air is accessed by a 300-foot driveway.
Beyond a wrought-iron front door, a formal entry opens to a skylight-topped foyer with a curving glass-in staircase. Herringbone wood floors, vaulted ceilings and gallery walls lend a casual elegance to the home.
Features include a formal living room with a step-up wet bar and a wine room that shares a large wall aquarium with a formal dining room. Eight bedrooms and nine bathrooms are within 10,369 square feet of interior space.
A separate wing designed for entertaining sports a theater room, a game room and an enclosed sunroom. There’s also a gym and a dry sauna.
Outdoors, sprawling grounds of nearly three acres center on a wide stone patio that flows into a swimming pool and spa with a waterfall feature. Behind the pool, steps lead down to a lighted tennis court.
Sally Forster Jones and Dan Weiser of John Aaroe Group are the listing agents.
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