Retired tennis star Pete Sampras has paid $5,600,000 for a six-bedroom, newly built house in Los Angeles' Brentwood neighborhood.
In a Big Time Listings exclusive, we can report on Sampras' purchase of the brand-new house, which sits on a gated, 0.55-acre flag-shaped lot at the end of a street. Records show that Sampras' Golden Gate Trust purchased the house on December 16, with the deal being recorded on December 23.
Features in the house include two master suites with room-size closets, five and a half baths, bathrooms with heated floors, a library, a media room, floor-to-ceiling windows, a large gourmet kitchen, a family room and a wine cellar, according to listing information. Outdoor features include sunny lawns and streams, a large grassy back yard, and an outdoor entertaining area with an outdoor kitchen, a theater, a spa and a rain forest (actually, a natural redwood forest that can sprinkle at the push of a button!).
The house had been listed for $6,995,000.
Sampras (shown here with wife Bridgette Wilson), of course, is famous for having had a 10,376-square-foot, Tudor-style mansion on a 1.04-acre parcel in nearby Beverly Hills, which he had listed early in 2008 for $25,000,000, then later for $23,000,000 and finally that he sold for $16,980,000 that same year to "Will & Grace" creator Max Mutchnick. We wrote about that house many times, including breaking the news of the (much) lower sale price than anyone had expected. He had bought that mansion for $8,300,000 in 2001.