Sugar Ray Leonard throws his home into the ring

If the boxing superstar gets his price, it will be among L.A. County’s priciest home sales this year.

  • Saturday, August 24, 2019 1:30am
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by Neal J. Leitereg and Jack Flemming / Los Angeles Times

LOS ANGELES — Legendary boxer Sugar Ray Leonard is looking to knock out a hefty sale in Pacific Palisades, where his home of nearly 50 years is for sale at a whopping $51.995 million.

If the boxing superstar gets his price, it will be among L.A. County’s priciest home sales this year.

The increasingly hot summer market has already seen the Manor in Holmby Hills sell for a record $119.75 million and Uber co-founder Garrett Camp shell out $72.5 million for a Beverly Hills mansion.

A full-price sale also would topple the Pacific Palisades record of $33.85 million set last year by the estate of late King World Productions executive Michael King.

Covering nearly two park-like acres in the Riviera neighborhood, the estate weighs in with a 16,700-square-foot mansion, a two-story guesthouse, a swimming pool, a tennis court and a putting green.

Leonard, 63, is considered one of the greatest boxers of all time. From 1977 to 1997, he won 36 of his 40 fights en route to world titles in five weight divisions and an Olympic gold medal.

Music producer and mogul Dr. Dre has put his longtime home in Woodland Hills on the market for $5.25 million.

Set on more than half an acre in a guard-gated community, the French country-style manor is entered through a two-story foyer. A grand staircase extends upward, connecting the three stories of living space.

The 16,200-square-foot house, built in 1987 and extensively updated, features two kitchens, a 250-bottle wine cellar, an office, a red-clad movie theater, a paneled dining room and an elevator. A custom 150-gallon fish tank anchors the family room. Pocketing walls of glass border a grand lanai, which holds a wet bar and an indoor spa.

Dr. Dre bought the home in 1999 for $2.35 million.

The 54-year-old Grammy winner is the founder and chief executive of Aftermath Entertainment and Beats Electronics. He has worked with Snoop Dogg, Eminem and 50 Cent, among others.

English singer and actor Harry Styles, formerly of the pop supergroup One Direction, has sold his home in the Hollywood Hills for $6 million, records show.

The sale comes roughly two years (and several price cuts) after Styles originally put the home on the market for $8.495 million. He bought the property in 2016 with a trust for $6.87 million.

Gated from the street, the multilevel contemporary features an open floor plan and pocketing walls of glass that provide views from the city to the ocean, on a clear day. The 4,100 square feet of updated interior includes a center-island kitchen, a screening room and a gym.

Styles, 25, rose to fame as a member of One Direction before embarking on a solo career in 2017. His eponymous debut solo album was released in 2017 and featured the songs “Sign of the Times” and “Kiwi.”

As an actor, Styles made his film debut in the 2017 war drama “Dunkirk.” He is rumored to be in play for a role in Disney’s upcoming live-action adaption of “The Little Mermaid,” according to reports.

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