Historic Fremont Place Mansion on the Market for $16.9 Million – Larchmont Buzz

Boxing legend Mohammad Ali’s Fremont Place estate is on the market for $16.9 million. (photo courtesy of redfin.com)

Boxing legend Muhammad Ali’s Fremont Place home is back on the market for $16,995,000. The 7-bedroom, 7-bathroom home measures over 10,000 square feet and is set on a large corner lot in Fremont Place. This is one of the most historic homes in Fremont Place, the small gated neighborhood of 73 homes developed in the early 1900s along the western extension of Wilshire Blvd. near Rossmore Avenue.

The current owners, caring stewards of the property they purchased in 2006, have hosted numerous civic and philanthropic events with prominent national and local leaders during their years of residence. They listed the house in 2019 at the same price, but took it off the market during the pandemic.

The historic mansion was built in 1915 for Martin Henry Mosier and designed by architect John C. Austin, the famous architect of the Griffith Observatory and Los Angeles City Hall.

According to the listing, the home is “situated on a flat 1.6 acre corner lot with a commanding presence and an abundance of amenities. Highlights include a grand entrance hall, formal dining room, living room, featuring floor-to-ceiling windows, a den with a bar, and a bright circular veranda with a glass roof.Dramatic chandeliers and fireplaces name detailed living spaces with an abundance of architectural detail.The master suite opens onto a sun-lined terrace. of columns that overlooks the gardens.In addition to the 7 bedrooms, there are 2 offices, one with a series of oversized stained glass windows by Louis Comfort Tiffany.The magical interiors rival the estate with its grand guest house, hidden gardens , its vast lawns, its stone terraces and its luxuriant swimming pool.

Locally, the house is best known to neighbors as the former mansion of Muhammad Ali, who lived there from 1979 to 1986. We wrote about how his neighbors in Fremont Place remembered Ali when he died in 2016.

According to FremontPlace.Blogspot: The image of Muhammed Ali and his then-wife, Veronica Porché Ali, which appeared in the November 1981 issue of Town & Country magazine. The Alis moved to No. 55 in 1979; it was sold in accordance with their 1986 divorce settlement.
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