Jaw Dropper of the Week: Muhammad Ali’s Former Home in Cherry Hill Asks $750,000
Are you ready to shake up the world? Muhammad Ali‘s former enclave in Cherry Hill is on the market, and it sure puts on a show.
The home was built in 1965, a year after Ali’s classic bout with Sonny Liston, and comes all of the flash you might expect from the man formerly dubbed as the “Louisville Lip.”
For starters, the Tuscan-style villa is set on a secluded 1.5-acre plot in Cherry Hill. The grounds are shaded by mature trees and secured by a gated entrance, which is easily controlled from the comfort of the home. The outdoor area is also equipped with a 40-foot heated pool, a multi-sport court, a gazebo, deck and even a playground with “vintage” play equipment, according to the listing from Keller Williams.
Inside, the home is highlighted by a landscaped courtyard and patio area that offers an abundance of sunlight and picturesque views from the floor-to-ceiling windows in multiple rooms. There is also a gigantic island in the chef’s kitchen that’s topped with what looks like a mile’s worth of slick jaguar granite. The glass chandelier dates back to the Ali-era, and the living room sports a dramatic stone wall with built-in wood burning fireplace.
The expansive lower level, which contains a 45-foot bar and leads to the pool, is also a tremendous room, but our favorite is definitely the sun room. It boasts tons of windows, a hot tub and a mirror-clad chimney for the centrally located fireplace.
In a word: legendary.
SJ Magazine featured the home when it was owned by Tony Micale, a New Jersey man who grew his fortune in the early days of the fast-food industry and bought it off of Ali in the 1970’s. There are some interesting tidbits of information in the piece, like how Micale fell in love with the house the first time he saw it, and also some interior shots, including one of the lavish master bedroom.
THE FINE PRINT
Square Feet: 6,688
Additional Info: Home includes a separate 2.5-car detached garage/workspace and a 3-car attached garage that’s topped by a fully finished in-law suite.
This post has been updated with reduced price.