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

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  • Muhammad Ali's former Los Angeles home is on the market for nearly $17 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 on 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 $16.999 million.

The nine-bedroom mansion sits on 1.5 acres in the Hancock Park neighborhood 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 $2.5 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.

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A mansion in Los Angeles that once belonged to Muhammad Ali has hit the market for $16.999 million.

A mansion in Los Angeles that once belonged to Muhammad Ali has hit the market for $16.999 million.

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

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

Source: 55 Fremont Place

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

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

Source: Wall Street Journal

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

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

Source: Wall Street Journal

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

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

Source: Wall Street Journal

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

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

Source: 55 Fremont Place

... and the original fireplaces with ornate details.

... and the original fireplaces with ornate details.

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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.

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.

Source: The Wall Street Journal

Chandeliers hang in the center of nearly every room.

Chandeliers hang in the center of nearly every room.

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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.

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.

Source: Wall Street Journal

Some rooms are decorated more whimsically than others.

Some rooms are decorated more whimsically than others.

Source: 55 Fremont Place

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

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

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.

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.

Source: Wall Street Journal

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

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

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

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

Source: 55 Fremont Place

The home has nine bedrooms ...

The home has nine bedrooms ...

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... and four lavishly decorated bathrooms.

... and four lavishly decorated bathrooms.

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

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

Source: The Wall Street Journal

It has its own bar and lounge area.

It has its own bar and lounge area.

Source: 55 Fremont Place

The house features stained glass windows by Louis Comfort Tiffany.

The house features stained glass windows by Louis Comfort Tiffany.

Source: 55 Fremont Place

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

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

Source: 55 Fremont Place

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

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

Source: 55 Fremont Place

The current owners, Michael Lawson and Mattie McFadden-Lawson, who bought the house in 2001 for $2.5 million, previously worked with president Barack Obama.

The current owners, Michael Lawson and Mattie McFadden-Lawson, who bought the house in 2001 for $2.5 million, previously worked with president Barack Obama.

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 Organization.

Source: The Wall Street Journal

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

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

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.

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.

Source: Business Insider

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