The achievements of Ray Charles Leonard AKA Sugar Ray Leonard could be listed until the cows come home: world titles across five divisions… an Olympic gold medal from the 1976 Montreal Games… renown for being one of the greatest pound-for-pound boxers in history… and as we’re now learning, ownership of a US$46.5 million (AU$60 million) Los Angeles mansion on par with someone of his esteemed calibre – which could actually be yours for the requisite scratch.
Located at 1550 Amalfi Drive in the Pacific Palisades, the Sugar Ray Leonard mansion – otherwise known as the Leonard Estate – is reportedly the most important legacy property in all of the Westside. Available to purchase once every generation, you’re looking at over 1.7 acres of exquisite grounds which plays host to a 16,700-square foot main residency designed by the internationally celebrated Richard Landry. Landry, for context, is often referred to as the “King of the Megamansion”; having conceptualised over 500 pads for such high-profile names as Tom Brady, Michael Bolton, Sylvester Stallone, Mark Wahlberg, and more.
The main residency has been inspired by Florentine villas and utilises “only the finest of materials.” Across two storeys, it features a total of 7 bedrooms – “the main suite is the ultimate retreated with views of the ocean and mountains” – a gorgeous formal dining + living rooms, solarium, screening room, and as expected, a fully-fitted gourmet kitchen. Interestingly enough, there doesn’t appear to be any gym.
Navigate beyond the four walls and you’ll find some proper delights to enjoy under the Californian sun. Aside from a lawn that’s been meticulously manicured down to the single blades of grass, lengthy driveway, and large-entry motorcourt to park the flashy rides in fully display, Leonard Estate also offers a lit tennis courts + viewing area, putting green situated by a private meadow, sun-drenched oval pool filled with crystalline waters, and just because everyone needs their own space, a separate guest house for visitors (welcome or otherwise). “A world-class estate on the finest street in the Palisades Riviera.”
Check out the Sugar Ray Leonard mansion for yourself below.