Just as his conviction for draft evasion was overturned and he was able to return to the ring, Muhammad Ali took up residency in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. The three-time world heavyweight champion lived from 1971-1974 in this five-bedroom “Tuscan-style villa” that spans over 10,000 square feet and 1.5 acres. After Ali moved out, McDonald’s franchiser Tony Micale bought the ranch and added amenities like a tennis court, glass-enclosed hot tub room, and catering kitchen. To boot, there’s a stunning central atrium, a huge glass chandelier from Ali’s days, marble heated flooring, a 45-foot bar, a volleyball/ basketball/ shuffleboard court, and an in-law suite. Good news if you want to get in on a piece of boxing history; Curbed reports that the sprawling estate is listed for just $750,000.
As you can see in the photo above, the entire home is centered around the landscaped atrium, “creating a serene sanctuary feeling in every room,” according to the listing.
The kitchen is perfect for a chef or lover of entertaining. The jaguar granite island goes on forever, and there are state-of-the-art appliances, a double oven, steamer, grill, fryer, and wine cooler. The formal dining room with its floor-to-ceiling, built-in hutch is conveniently located right off the kitchen.
The massive living room could easily pass for a ballroom, especially with its regal arched columns and beamed ceilings. There’s also a stone accent wall with a wood-burning fireplace.
Down the hall from the living room is the hot tub sunroom that overlooks the backyard and stream and has a mirrored fireplace.
The master suite has a walk-in closet and a bathroom with a sunken Jacuzzi tub, stall shower, bidet, and double sinks.
On the lower level you’ll find a large open floorplan with a 45-foot bar with seating for more than 12, a catering kitchen, and an office area.
The lower level has direct access to the backyard, which boasts a 40-foot heated pool that overlooks the surrounding woods and patio areas.
In additon to the tennis court and other courts, there’s a full-sized playground with vintage equipment and two separate garages.
[Via Curbed Philly]
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