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Maria Sharapova bought a house for $11 million next door to Katy Perry and Meghan Markle




Maria Sharapova became the owner of a mansion in the city of Montecito, Santa Barbara County, one of the most prestigious communities on the West Coast of the United States, where many celebrities live , such as the Dukes of Sussex. This isreportedby Robb Report magazine.

According to the publication, the former world number one bought the house from Ann Lurie, the widow of a real estate magnate and former co-owner of the Chicago White Sox baseball club. and the NBA team "Chicago Bulls" Robert Lurie. Initially, Lurie set a price tag of $13 million, but Sharapova managed to negotiate down to $11 million (almost 1 billion rubles). It is noteworthy that the famous tennis player paid in cash.


Maria Sharapova Maria Sharapova/Photo: mariasharapova/Instagram

Sharapova's new house is located in a secluded corner. It was designed by the famous architect Lockwood de Forest Jr. The five-bedroom mansion, built around 1949, is surrounded by 3.3 acres (13,000 square meters) of green space and has a covered terrace overlooking the pool and ocean. Not far from it is an even larger estate owned by singer Katy Perry and her husband, actor Orlando Bloom. Montecito is also home to Ariana Grande, Oprah Winfrey and Ellen DeGeneres.

Recall that Maria Sharapova announced her retirement from her sports career in February 2020. At the end of that year she became engaged to British aristocrat Alexander Gilkes. In 2022, the couplehad a sonTheodore. The chosen one of the Russian athlete is one of Prince Harry’s close friends, with whom he studied at Eton. Forbes estimates Sharapova's net worth at $220 million.

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