Buy Muhammad Ali’s Former New Jersey Villa for $750,000
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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