Mixed Martial Arts Champ Anderson Silva’s Knock-Out Palos Verdes Estates Home
In 2011, mixed martial artist and former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight champ Anderson Silva (aka “Spider Man”) purchased his contemporary house in the Upper Lunada Bay Ocean View Estates section of Palos Verdes Estates, CA, for $1.76 million. A few years later, he commissioned Joseph Spierer Architects for a major renovation. The sprawling home now measures 7,100 square feet and has six bedrooms, eight bathrooms for Silva, his wife, Dayane, and their five children. It is now valued at $4.8 million.
“Family was the top priority for the design of Anderson's home,” says Joe Spierer, whose firm is based in Redondo Beach, CA. “He wanted us to create a sense of community for his family and guests. And, he was looking for clean lines and an open floor plan that would connect both the interior and exterior spaces and create multiple entertainment areas.”
With views of the Santa Monica Bay and mountains, the half-acre property features lush lawns, a sports court, pool house, steam room and a 22x33-square-foot open-air gym – where Silva can usually be found. Solar panels power the state-of-the-art home including the two gourmet kitchens, retractable 25-foot sliding glass doors in the living room and a pneumatic elevator.
Considered by many to be the greatest MMA competitor of all time, the 43-year-old champion is a true rags-to-riches story. He was born in poverty in Brazil, where he studied tae kwan do, capoeira, and muay thai while working day jobs. Silva held the longest title reign in UFC history, from 2006 through 2013, that included a UFC record 16 consecutive victories.
The half-acre property features lush lawns, a sports court, pool house, pavilion, and an open-air gym that takes up almost an entire wing of the home. Solar panels make it energy-efficient throughout.
This custom-built estate embraces indoor/outdoor living with an open floor plan and multiple entertainment areas.
The multi-level house has two kitchens and numerous gathering areas. High ceilings, walls of windows and skylights give the sleek interior a sense of spaciousness.
The living room features vaulted ceilings, skylights, and a wood and marble fireplace. The fully electric, retracting sliding doors enhance the Santa Monica Bay and mountain view beyond the expansive rear yard.
Throughout the house, the reflection of polished tile floors add to its bright, airy feel.
Clean modern lines and a white and cream color scheme enhance the aura of a home built for the southern California lifestyle.
Built into a hillside, the house appears to be one level streetside, but is actually two levels.