The tennis legend bought the home new in 2009 for $5.9 million and renovated and expanded the home, customizing the interiors and adding a resort-style swimming pool to the estate.
Tennis legend Pete Sampras and his wife, actress-singer Bridgette Wilson-Sampras, have served up their home in the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, listing the scenic estate for sale at $8.9 million.
The couple bought the home new in 2009 for $5.9 million and renovated and expanded the home, customizing the interiors and adding a resort-style swimming pool to the estate.
Set behind gates on a cul-de-sac, the contemporary-inspired traditional is surrounded by mature redwood trees. Lawns, running streams and gardens fill an acre of park-like grounds.
The 6,900-square-foot house has a library and theater room, plus a wine cellar. First- and second-floor master suites are each appointed with oversize closets and heated floors, for a total of six bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms.
An updated chef’s kitchen has a broad center island and a two-way fireplace shared with the formal dining room. Tall windows and clerestories take in the scenery. French doors off the kitchen open to a flagstone patio with an outdoor kitchen. Built-in water features, up-lighting and an outdoor fireplace add to the comfortable ambiance.
The 44-year-old Sampras won 14 Grand Slam men’s singles titles and held the No. 1 ranking for 286 weeks. Since he officially retired from the sport in 2003, he has beaten Roger Federer in an exhibition match, John McEnroe in the Outback Champions Series and Patrick Rafter in the Del Mar Development Champions Cup.
Wilson-Sampras, 42, has film credits that include “Billy Madison” (1995) and “The Wedding Planner” (2001).