Serena and Venus Williams Sell NYC Loft for $2.1 Million
By Melissa Allison
Serena Williams raked in more money than almost any other female athlete this year, and now she has a little real estate dough to go with it.
Williams and her sister, Venus, just sold their 1,800-square-foot Manhattan loft for $ 2.1 million, as first reported by 6sqft. They bought the two-bedroom, one-bath home in 2005.
Serena, the No. 1 ranked women’s player in the world, will be attempting to win the Grand Slam at the U.S. Open in New York in September after winning the Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon already this year. But she and Venus will need another place to stay after selling their loft, which they had not been using anyway.
The apartment is set up as a one-bedroom now, with a giant walk-in closet and laundry room.
Situated in the heart of the Fashion District, it has a loft feel, with oak floors and high, beamed ceilings.
It may have lost its famous owners, but the place still has sports ties. The tennis superstars sold it to Ted Wells, an attorney hired by the National Football League to investigate “Deflategate,” and his wife, Nina Mitchell Wells, former Secretary of State for New Jersey.
The listing agent was Maria Anguah-Boafo of Douglas Elliman.
AOL Real Estate contributed to this report.