Tour Pete Sampras' Former California Home
Set in the gated community of Lake Sherwood, the tennis star's home is equipped with spectacular entertaining spaces and athletic facilities fit for a champion. Explore Pete Sampras' impressive estate.
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August 18, 2015
Designed by the seven-time Wimbledon champion himself, Pete Sampras' custom-built home features a 13,000-square-foot main house with seven bedrooms, 10 full bathrooms, a gourmet kitchen and a massive theater/game room. Plus, the 20-acre property is appointed with a 1,200-square-foot guesthouse and a 2,000-square-foot gym.
The front façade sets the tone for the contemporary home: sleek, simple and stylish.
Both outside and in, the home's atmosphere is open and easy with extraordinarily high ceilings and simple, modern styling. The grand entryway boasts beautiful white oak floors, which extend into the family room and kitchen.
The spacious family room features a custom fireplace, floor-to-ceiling windows and cozy seating.
Open Living Area
"One of the things the Samprases had in mind when they designed this house was clean lines," says Jordan Cohen of RE/MAX Olson. "It's got a great flow, and everything is top of the line."
Professional and amateur chefs alike can feel comfortable in the unique gourmet kitchen, which is outfitted with teak cabinetry, stone countertops and stainless steel appliances. "The kitchen not only looks great, but it's got the best appliances money can buy and all the modern amenities you'd expect of a house of this magnitude," Jordan says.
Adjacent to the kitchen, the charming breakfast nook is the perfect place to admire mountain scenery while enjoying a casual meal.
Formal Living Room
A central fireplace and custom lighting lend an inviting, elegant look to the living room, while the beautiful French doors give the room a natural glow.
Formal Dining Room
Across from the formal living room, the versatile dining room is spacious enough for large gatherings or an intimate dinner with family.
"The master suite here is fantastic," Jordan says. Massive windows showcase commanding lake views and light up the spacious bedroom.
Master Seating Area
Adjacent to the master bedroom, the sitting room is outfitted with tons of storage and a kitchenette.
With a dishwasher, a refrigerator, a microwave and a coffee machine, the master suite's convenient kitchenette allows residents to enjoy the views from bed all day long.
Everything from a garden tub to a temperature-controlled steam shower can be found in the well-appointed his-and-hers master baths. "You can't ask for anything more when designing a master suite," Jordan says.
There's no shortage of storage space in the Sampras' house: The master suite is outfitted with separate his-and-hers walk-in closets, plus a large dressing room.
A contemporary light fixture stylishly illuminates the spacious walk-in closet.
The home's floor-to-ceiling glass doors disappear into the walls, revealing the property's fantastic outdoor entertaining areas. "There are great covered patios and an outdoor barbecue center," Jordan says. "When you have a view like this, you want to take advantage of it."
The home's expertly designed grounds feature lush lawns and soothing water features.
"This is the most spectacular lot within the community," Jordan says. "It sits on 20 acres, and it's hilltop with unobstructed 360-degree views."
Set on the south side of the property, the sparkling pool is perhaps the best place to take in the home's terrific mountain vistas.
No athlete's dream house would be complete without a few special amenities, including a lighted north/south tennis court and a 2,000-square-foot private gym adjacent to the main house.
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