Muhammad Ali's former Los Angeles mansion is for sale for $17 million, and the opulent home has hosted guests from Sylvester Stallone to Barack Obama

Douglas EllimanThe boxer and his wife bought the house in 1979 and lived there until 1986.
  • Muhammad Ali’s former Los Angeles home is on the market for nearly $US17 million, The Wall Street Journal reported.
  • The boxer and his wife bought the house in 1979 and lived there until 1986.
  • The nine-bedroom home, which dates back to 1916, sits on 1.5 acres in Fremont Place, a gated community known for its historic mansions.
  • It hit the market on what would have been Ali’s 77th birthday.

The former home of celebrated boxer Muhammad Ali is for sale in Los Angeles for $US16.999 million.

The nine-bedroom mansion sits on 1.5 acres in the Hancock Park neighbourhood in a gated community called Fremont Place, which is known for its historic mansions, according to The Wall Street Journal. It’s listed by Douglas Elliman.

The current owners of the home bought it for $US2.5 million in 2001, the Journal reported.

The house, which is more than 100 years old, hit the market on January 17, 2018, which would have been Ali’s 77th birthday. He died in 2016.

Here’s a look inside.


A mansion in Los Angeles that once belonged to Muhammad Ali has hit the market for $US16.999 million.

Douglas Elliman

Source: 55 Fremont Place


The historic estate sits on 1.5 acres in the Hancock Park neighbourhood of Los Angeles.

Douglas Elliman

Source: 55 Fremont Place


It’s part of a gated community called Fremont Place, which is known for its historic mansions.

Douglas Elliman

Source: Wall Street Journal


Ali and his wife, Veronica Porché Ali, bought the home in 1979, around the time Ali retired from professional boxing.

Douglas Elliman

Source: Wall Street Journal


They lived there with their two children until they separated in 1986.

Douglas Elliman

Source: Wall Street Journal


The 14,500 square foot home is furnished with plush furniture, antique chairs …

Douglas Elliman

Source: 55 Fremont Place


… and the original fireplaces with ornate details.

Douglas Elliman

Source: 55 Fremont Place


Mrs. Ali decorated the house to look “like a museum, with gilded furniture, Renaissance paintings, Oriental rugs, and huge standing urns,” according to The Wall Street Journal.

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The Wall Street Journal


Chandeliers hang in the center of nearly every room.

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Source: 55 Fremont Place


One light-filled room has skylights and wall-to-wall windows. When the Alis lived there, Mrs. Ali reportedly kept a dozen exotic birds in an aviary in the home.

Douglas Elliman

Source: Wall Street Journal


Some rooms are decorated more whimsically than others.

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Source: 55 Fremont Place


The house hosted many celebrity guests while the Ali family lived there, including Michael Jackson, Clint Eastwood, and Sylvester Stallone.

Douglas Elliman

Source: Wall Street Journal


Ali reportedly had a “more-or-less open-door policy, often bringing home a half-dozen or more strangers he’d befriended,” according to The Wall Street Journal.

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Source: Wall Street Journal


An abundance of windows keeps the home connected to the outdoors.

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Source: 55 Fremont Place


The kitchen features ample counter space and what appears to be a massive refrigerator.

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Source: 55 Fremont Place


The home has nine bedrooms …

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… and four lavishly decorated bathrooms.

Douglas Elliman

Source: 55 Fremont Place


The mansion, which was designed by John C. Austin, dates back to 1916.

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The Wall Street Journal


It has its own bar and lounge area.

Douglas Elliman

Source: 55 Fremont Place


The house features stained glass windows by Louis Comfort Tiffany.

Douglas Elliman

Source: 55 Fremont Place


It even has its original fuse boxes which date back to more than 100 years ago.

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Source: 55 Fremont Place


There are several outdoor lounge spots to enjoy the California sunshine.

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The current owners, Michael Lawson and Mattie McFadden-Lawson, who bought the house in 2001 for $US2.5 million, previously worked with president Barack Obama.

Douglas Elliman

Source: The Wall Street Journal


McFadden-Lawson served on the President’s Advisory Committee on the Arts and Lawson was an Ambassador and Permanent US Representative to the International Civil Aviation Organisation.

Source: The Wall Street Journal


Barack and Michelle Obama visited the home on several occasions, they said.

Douglas Elliman

Source: The Wall Street Journal


The house hit the market on January 17, 2018, which would have been Ali’s 77th birthday. He died in 2016 at the age of 74.

Douglas Elliman

Source: Business Insider

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