Muhammad Ali's Former New Jersey Home Offered at $750,000
By Melissa Allison
The home Muhammad Ali owned during some of the most dramatic years of his boxing career -- including the era when he lost and regained the World Heavyweight Championship -- is on the market outside Philadelphia for $750,000.
The place needs more than a little TLC before it wins any prizes.
"The home needs some work, we are told by buyers. However, you're not just buying any old home here. It's legendary!" says listing agent Cheryl Dare of Keller Williams.
"We need the unique buyer that appreciates architecture and values the story that comes with it. You're buying part of history. It's hard to put a value on that," she said.
A glass chandelier in the dining room remains from the time Ali and his family lived in this 6,688-square-foot home. It was built in 1965 on a 1.5-acre wooded lot and has five bedrooms, five baths, heated marble floors, a pool and tennis court.
The home boasts a large glass atrium, a center courtyard and a kitchen with a Sub-Zero refrigerator, double ovens and a counter that never seems to end. The master suite features a walk-in closet and a bathroom with a sunken Jacuzzi tub, plus a shower, bidet and double sinks.
The lower level includes a 45-foot-long bar, a catering kitchen and a walk-out to the yard.
Hat tip to Curbed Philly for finding the listing.