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Leonard and his wife Bernadette had the Italian style 16,773 square-foot villa built 22 years ago in L.A.'s Palisades Riviera and was designed by renowned architect, Richard Landy. “This home has been a peaceful oasis offering incredible privacy and superior amenities to raise our family,” Bernadette Leonard said in a press statement. “We’ve been blessed to have a space allowing us to host both intimate family gatherings and sizable fundraisers. My hope is that the future owner will cherish this home as much as our family has.
Draped in ivy and topped with a clay tile roof, the main residence showcases the various wings and oversized open-concept living spaces. Italian influence is prevalent with beamed ceilings, stone columns, arched doorways, breathtaking grounds, winding paths, rolling lawns, stone fireplaces and fabulous indoor-outdoor living.
The property opens into a grand motor court and an ivy-covered façade that is hidden behind double gates and a large manicured garden.“To be able to have those two flat acres of land is very special,” Jade Mills, the Coldwell Banker Global Luxury real estate agent tasked with selling the property, said. “It’s much more of a villa than a house and buyers are looking for villas right now.”
All Photos Courtesy of Coldwell Banker Global Luxury
Often called one of the greatest boxers of all time, Leonard brought home the gold medal in light-welterweight boxing at the 1976 Olympic Games and has since won world titles across boxing divisions. After his retirement from the sport in 1997, Leonard was inducted into the Boxing Hall of Fame. The Leonard's lived in their house with their children for nearly two decades but, now that the kids are grown, decided that it was too big for just the two of them.
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