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Step inside Sugar Ray Leonard's palatial Pacific Palisades home – on sale for $46.5m

The iconic boxer has listed his vast estate, which is an entertainer's paradise...

Sugar Ray Leonard's house seen from outside
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Boxing legend, and godfather to Khloe Kardashian, Sugar Ray Leonard has listed his stunning Pacific Palisades mansion for $46.5 million.

Leonard was named 'Boxer of the Decade' in the 1980s, and was the first professional boxer to win more than $100 million in purses.

He has decided to put his sprawling Italianate estate on the market again, having previously listed it in 2019 at $52 million.

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Back in 1993, Leonard purchased just under two acres of land in Pacific Palisades with ocean and canyon views and, in 1997, he and his wife, Bernadette, built their dream home. 

Measuring in at 16,773 square feet with seven bedrooms, it was designed with different wings having planned space for various types of entertaining from small intimate gatherings to full-blown fundraisers. 

Sugar Ray Leonard's house seen at night from outside

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Built in the style of Italianesque old-world architecture, the exterior of the house is covered with ivy and the entrance opens into a grand foyer and center hall, opening to the various formal rooms. 

The atrium in Sugar Ray Leonard's house

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The high ceilinged living room of Sugar Ray Leonard's house

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Fireplaces throughout were imported from Europe and the stone floors from Jerusalem. There is a chef’s kitchen with professional appliances and center island with breakfast bar next to the family room. 

The white kitchen of Sugar Ray Leonard's house, with plates on the wall and beamed ceiling

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The upscale home boasts everything a superstar needs, including a solarium, a media room, large gym and a master suite with fireplace, large bath, walk-in closets, and a balcony with far-reaching views. 

A neutral sitting room with fireplace and views in Sugar Ray Leonard's house

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The grounds include a pool, spa, putting green and tennis courts all set on rolling lawns, terraces and lush landscaping. The detached two-story guest house by the pool has a first-floor kitchen and entertaining space, while the second floor contains a guest bedroom and bath.

Sugar Ray Leonard's house from outside - with tennis court view

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Considered to be America’s equivalent to the French Riviera, California’s Pacific Palisades was founded in 1922 and has drawn many celebrities seeking a slightly quieter life than Hollywood. 

Some of its current residents include Brooke Shields, Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones, Adam Sandler, Billy Crystal, Kate Hudson and Steven Spielberg.

Sugar Ray Leonard's swimming pool with house in the background

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The Leonard Estate is co-listed with Jade Mills, Coldwell Banker and Drew Fenton of Hilton & Hyland. Photos courtesy of Top Ten Real Estate Deals.

What is Sugar Ray Leonard's net worth?

Known to be one of the wealthiest boxers in the world, Sugar Ray Leonard has an estimated worth of around $120 million. He was the gold medal boxing champion for the US at the 1976 Montreal Olympics, and electrified the boxing  world in memorable fights against Roberto 'No Más' Durán, Thomas 'Hit Man' Hearns and Marvelous Marvin Hagler, finally retiring in 1997 after winning world championship titles in five different weight classes. 

He has since been a boxing announcer for HBO, ESPN, ABC and NBC, as well as dabbling in acting, appearing in shows like Half & Half, L.A. Heat, Married with Children as well as, of course, Keeping Up with the Kardashians.

Ruth Doherty

Ruth Doherty is an interiors writer who has worked for Homes & Gardens and Ideal Home magazines among many others.