Tennis great Serena Williams, one of the planets most successful athletes and arguably the best female tennis player to ever swing a racket, appears to have fully divested herself of the last of her south Florida properties, getting $2.8 million in an off-market deal for a nearly 5,700-square-foot residence set on 1.25 grassy acres inside the guarded entrance of the upscale Steeplechase development in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.
Once improvement expenses and real estate fees are factored in, the 23-time Grand Slam winner, who is still slugging it out on the courts looking for her 24th, turned but a small profit on the property she acquired about five and a half years ago for $2.5 million.
Since it was not available on the open market, few details of the two-story traditional are readily available. What is known is the baby-blue villa’s five bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms include a main floor master suite, and the gourmet kitchen is arranged around a center island. Out back, a crystalline swimming pool and spa surrounded by stone terracing gives way to a great sweep of lawn that rolls gently down to the edge of narrow, murky looking canal.
Online records show both sides of the transaction were handled by Michael Liebowitz of Liebowitz Realty Group.
Married in 2017 to internet entrepreneur and Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, Williams has made a notable number of changes to her property portfolio over the last several years. In early 2014 she paid $4.125 million for a 2.4-acre vacant parcel at the posh Bears Club in Jupiter that remained undeveloped and was sold in 2018 for exactly $6 million. And, the following year (2019) the West Palm Beach mansion she once shared with her tennis legend older sis Venus Williams was sold for $2.3 million, over four times the $525,000 paid for the sprawling Mediterranean mansion in 1998.
In 2017 the 39-year-old powerhouse shelled out close to $6.7 million for a brand-new home in a well-known and celeb-favored guard-gated enclave in the ritzy mountains between Beverly Hills and Studio City. And, in 2019, after it was first and unreasonably listed in the fall of 2017 at nearly $12 million, she sold a home in the Stone Canyon area of Bel Air for $8.1 million, a good chunk over the slightly more than $6.6 million paid for the nearly three-acre estate in early 2006.