Venus Williams serves up an off-market home sale in Bel-Air
Former top-ranked women’s tennis player Venus Williams has sold her Bel-Air home in an off-market transaction for $6.85 million.
The buyers were real estate investor Jerome Eisenberg and wife Jackie Arthur.
Built in 1979, the gated estate has a Tudor-inspired house, a swimming pool with a raised spa, an entertainer’s patio and a lighted tennis court on about two acres.
Marked by an arched entryway, the single-story home is distinguished by sloped ceilings with exposed beams, wood and polished concrete floors and large picture windows. Among the living spaces is a formal living room with a stone fireplace, a gym, an office and an updated kitchen with a breakfast area.
The master suite sports a walk-in closet, a large soaking tub and a steam shower for a total of four bedrooms and five bathrooms in some 6,500 square feet of space.
A former Women’s Tennis Assn. No.1-ranked singles player, Williams has won nearly two dozen Grand Slam titles in her career. The 35-year-old also owns an interior design firm in Florida and in 2007 launched a line of activewear with retailer Steve & Barry.
Williams bought the home from director-producer-screenwriter Joel Schumacher in 2009 for $5.3 million. Her sister and current top-ranked women’s singles player, Serena Williams, maintains a residence nearby.
Christine Taylor of Gibson International represented Williams, according to sources not authorized to comment on the deal.
Earlier this month, Eisenberg and Arthur sold their longtime home in Brentwood to David Ruddick, a top executive for Australia shopping giant Westfield Group. Formerly owned by actress Joanna Kerns and L.A. architect Marc Appleton, the Spanish-style house on Carmelina Avenue went in a day for $6.9 million.
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