Muhammad Ali’s Massive Hancock Park Mansion Hits the Market For $17M

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By Jennifer Baum Lagdameo
The infamous heavyweight champion’s elaborate Italian Renaissance mansion is looking for a new owner.

In 1979, "The Champ" and his then-wife, Veronica Porché, purchased this elaborate Hancock Park estate to be their family home. It was, at the time, "the most luxurious residence that any heavyweight champion had ever owned," according to Thomas Hauser in his book Muhammad Ali: His Life and Times. The family lived in the home until Ali and Porché divorced in 1986. The home has changed hands a few times since, and it's currently on the market for $16,999,000.

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The home's entrance features Tiffany stained glass windows.

The home's entrance features Tiffany stained glass windows.

Designed by John C. Austin—the architect responsible for iconic L.A. structures like the Griffith Observatory, the Shrine Auditorium, the Hollywood Masonic Temple, and Los Angeles City Hall—the over-the-top, 10-bedroom, seven-bath estate was originally built in 1916 and is set on approximately 1.6 acres of park-like grounds. The 11,545-square-foot home includes Tiffany stained glass windows, dramatic chandeliers, stone fireplaces, a large guest house, and a pool. Read on for a look inside. 

 Dramatic chandeliers and grand stone fireplaces feature throughout the home. 

 Dramatic chandeliers and grand stone fireplaces feature throughout the home. 

The mansion has multiple spaces for entertaining, including this light-filled living room with bay windows.

The mansion has multiple spaces for entertaining, including this light-filled living room with bay windows.

The dining room.

The dining room.

The kitchen. 

The kitchen. 

One of the mansion's 10 bedrooms. 

One of the mansion's 10 bedrooms. 

This room, like many in the mansion, features a chandelier and a fireplace. 

This room, like many in the mansion, features a chandelier and a fireplace. 

Another large and lavishly appointed bedroom. 

Another large and lavishly appointed bedroom. 

The private backyard pool. 

The private backyard pool. 

A view of the large corner lot from above. 

A view of the large corner lot from above. 

An aerial view of the property.

An aerial view of the property.

55 Fremont Place, Hancock Park is now being listed for $16,999,000 by Stefani Stolper of Douglas Elliman.

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