BUYER: Floyd Mayweather Jr.
LOCATION: Beverly Hills, CA
PRICE: $25,500,000 plus another $500,000 for furnishings
SIZE: 15,096 square feet, 6 bedrooms, 8 full and 2 half bathrooms
Just days after he made political headlines for defending Donald Trump’s lewd comments about sexually assaulting women — he said Trump “speaks like a real man spoke” — superstar boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. is making international property gossip column headlines with the $25.5 million purchase of an extravagant mansion in the heart of Beverly Hills. The 40-year-old undefeated prizefighter additionally shelled out another $500,000 to purchase the furniture.
Baronial public spaces include: a foyer with a white marble floor and a sculptural staircase with recessed, LED-lit handrail; a formal living room larger than some hotel lobbies and lined with ten sets of floor-to-ceiling French doors; a formal dining room with fireplace set into a moody smoked mirrored wall; a bar lounge with marble-topped bar and glass-faced wine cellar; and an ebony paneled library with marble fireplace and glass-fronted bookcases.
All guest bedrooms have deluxe en suite marble bathrooms while the master suite encompasses a massive bedroom with marble fireplace, French doors to a loggia that runs the full width of the house and overlooks the backyard, two huge and sleekly appointed bathrooms and two boutique-style fitted walk-in closets.
A marble-paved exterior staircase leads an extensive, partially subterranean accessory structure tucked beneath the backyard that contains a self-contained staff apartment, a 20-seat movie theater with concession bar, a mirror-walled gym, a laundry room finished to the same high quality as the rest of the house and a four-car, alley-accessible garage.
The backyard isn’t particularly large by Beverly Hills standards but it is certainly landscaped for maximum impact with a vast, super-graphic black and white stripe terrace, a deep loggia, a flat bit of lush lawn, a swimming pool and spa and a pool house with grilling station and and changing rooms.