Legendary tennis player Ivan Lendl has sold his luxurious mansion in Connecticut, USA. A fairy-tale estate with ten bedrooms, a tennis court, a swimming pool and stables for horses was bought by a new owner for more than a quarter of a billion crowns.
Former professional tennis player Ivan Lendl visited his native Ostrava.
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Finally, there is someone who probably doesn’t know what to do with money. A native of Ostrava Ivan Lendl he has been looking for a buyer for his lavish residence for three years. He handed over the keys to the new owner last week. An incredible estate was sold by one of the most famous tennis players in history for 12 million dollars.
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Lendl originally offered the luxury kingdom of 1,800 square meters for $16.45 million, and then the price dropped to $14.9 million. In the end, he settled for 12 million dollars, which is equivalent to 275.22 million crowns. According to CT Insider, this is a record sale for a property in Litchfield County.
The 61-year-old Lendl himself bought the land in the 1980s, and in 1992 a castle was built there for Lendl, his wife Samantha and their five daughters, built by architect Allan Greenberg.
He made almost half a billion
Inside the three-story stone house there are twenty rooms, ten bedrooms, fifteen bathrooms, a wine cellar or even a trophy room. On the property there is a swimming pool, a pond and perhaps even a gym and a basketball court. And yes, of course, the tennis court cannot be missed. The mansion includes a barn with stables for six horses.
Ledl was a phenomenon of his time. In the 1980s, he spent 270 weeks on the throne as world number one. During his sixteen-year career, he won eight Grand Slams and a total of 94 titles. He earned an incredible 490 million crowns in prize money.