When you think of tennis champions, few names can parallel Venus and Serena Williams. At one time, both Williams sisters lived and owned property in Palm Beach Gardens. At the end of 2020, however, the town bid farewell to Serena as she finalized the sale of her home at 7703 Bold Lad Road. Although Ms. Williams left Palm Beach Gardens, she was not saying goodbye to Palm Beach County. As it turns out, the former No. 1 women’s tennis player in the world had her sites on another grand estate in nearby Jupiter, Florida.
The Sale of 7703 Bold Lad Road
According to a recent article, the property at 7703 Bold Lad Road never formally entered the market but was anticipated to list at $2.995 million. In May of 2015, Williams acquired the parcel for $2.5 million and then built the home. At the end of 2020, the tennis pro sold her 1.25-acre, five-bedroom, five-bath Georgian-style mansion in Palm Beach Gardens for a reported $2.775 million. The house is located within an exclusive gated community, extends more than 5,600 square feet, and features a lush backyard with a large swimming pool and spa.
The Williams Sisters in Palm Beach Gardens
In 1998, Serena and her sister Venus purchased a one-acre property in Palm Beach Gardens, where they spent two years on their custom design and built an 8,500 square foot house. The home featured six bedrooms, including a main suite for each tennis pro, as well as multiple lounge areas, a home theater, an eat-in kitchen, and a resort-style backyard complete with pool, spa, gazebo, and private lake. Venus and Serena lived in the home for several years and later sold it for $2.3 million in early 2019. The sisters also own property together in California.
Serena Williams in Jupiter
When news broke that Serena Williams was selling her home in Palm Beach Gardens, it was unclear whether the Sunshine State was losing this famous resident. However, what was not known at the time was that Williams had already bought baseball player Yadier Molina’s Jupiter mansion.
6431 River Pointe Way
In September of 2020, Williams purchased St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina’s mansion using an LLC. Molina sold the estate to the LLC (Williams) for $8 million. The impressive four-acre property includes a 10,433 square foot home with eight bedrooms and seven-and-a-half bathrooms, a swimming pool, a combined tennis and basketball court, a baseball diamond, and 300 feet of riverfront. Despite the property’s stunning features and amenities, in October, Williams’s LLC reportedly filed a notice of commencement to demolish the property.
Ms. Williams is no stranger to Jupiter real estate. In 2018, she sold a vacant lot at 152 Bear’s Club Drive for $6 million to Patrón Spirits CEO Edward Brown and his wife, Ashley. Her LLC also reportedly owns another waterfront mansion in the high-end community of Pennock Point that is currently under construction.
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