1 May 2024 By AK

Muhammad Ali’s Beautiful LA Mansion!

Widely regarded as the greatest heavyweight boxer of all time, Muhammad Ali was named “Sportsman of the Century” by Sports Illustrated in 1999. Born Cassius Clay in Louisville, Kentucky, he started boxing at the age of twelve. At eighteen, he took home gold in the 1960 Olympics before going pro. In 1964, he upset Sonny Liston to become the heavyweight champion of the world, converted to Islam, and changed his name. Citing his religious beliefs, he refused to be drafted during the Vietnam War, fighting a draft-dodging conviction all the way to the Supreme Court. His stance against the war and his prominence as a black sportsman during the civil rights era made him a hero to African Americans and the counterculture. His fancy footwork and unorthodox movement made him the world heavyweight champion three separate times between 1964 and 1978.


The superstar boxer’s former Los Angeles home, a 10,500-square-foot mansion with a park-like 1.5-acre yard, is up for auction with Concierge Auctions.  Built in 1916 by John C. Austin, architect of the Griffith Observatory and LA’s City Hall, the Italian Renaissance estate exudes charm and grandeur. A stained glass personally designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany tops a collection of priceless architectural features, including antique fireplaces, French Empire chandeliers, and imported Italian marble. Ali owned the home from 1979 to 1984.