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.

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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.