Tennis star Pete Sampras and his actress wife Bridgette Wilson-Sampras have listed their 10,376-square-foot mansion in Beverly Hills, Calif. for $25,000,000 -- the second time they have had the mansion on the market since buying it in 2001.
Props to our friends over at the Real Estalker for their fine post the other day breaking the story of Sampras' listing of his five-bedroom, walled and gated mansion, which is at 825 Loma Vista Drive in Beverly Hills.
Sampras and his wife had purchased the Country English manor-style mansion through their Golden Gate Trust in December 2001 for $8,300,000, according to public records. At the time, the tennis star was "said to have been drawn to" the mansion by its "quiet tennis court," wrote the Los Angeles Times' "Hot Property" columnist Ruth Ryon on January 13, 2002. However, just over a year after buying the mansion, they put it back on the market for $8,900,000. Ryon wrote in early 2003 that Sampras and his wife "had planned to completely remodel the house...but their priorities changed." Later on in 2003, Sampras and his wife changed their minds and took the mansion off the market.
Now, after an expansion and remodeling by the Samprases, the mansion is back on the market again, after what has to have been an astounding renovation and expansion. We suspect that the 10,376-square-foot number (as quoted by the Los Angeles County Assessor's office) probably includes the expansion; Ryon described the mansion in 2003 as having about 8,200 square feet, which means that the Samprases ostensibly added 2,100 square feet to it.
Features in the Samprases' recently expanded and remodeled mansion include 12 baths, exquisite detailed finishes throughout, a professional theater, an office/library, maid's quarters, a master suite with a sitting room, his and hers baths, and a sundeck, according to listing information. Outside on the 1.04-acre property are magnificently landscaped grounds, a north/south tennis court (natch), a putting green, play areas, and a pool, according to public records and listing information. The mansion was built in 1933, according to public records, and was designed by architect John Byers.
Check out an online listing sheet for the Sampras place -- complete with photos -- here.