Tennis star Jelena Janković is serving up her custom-built mansion for $13.5 million. Janković bought the bare lot in a gated community in San Diego in 2008 for $1.53 million. Completed in 2014, her home is simply smashing.
The multiyear construction involved an Italian design firm that built parts of the home in Europe. The pieces were then shipped to San Diego, and many of the walls, millwork, and stonework were installed on-site.
“It’s definitely one of those true craftsmen-built home,” says listing agent Ryan Dalzell.
“The level of detail is really amazing,” he adds, noting the wood-paneled office with the coffered ceiling, which was designed and custom-built abroad.
The home on the 2-acre property measures 15,113 square feet and has eight bedrooms and 11 bathrooms.
Two master suites—one on the main floor and one on the upper level—provide multiple living options. The main level includes the office, formal living room, and great room with travertine walls, wood beams, and glass doors. Luxury finishes include imported marble, onyx, and walnut woodwork.
Not surprisingly, the European-style property reflects the athlete’s luxe life and training. Along with a tennis court, the home features a custom gym and sauna on the lower level.
There’s also a billiard room, two-level wine cellar, and bar and lounge area. Best of all? There’s a home theater, which has never been used, according to Dalzell.
Outside, you’ll find a negative-edge pool, spa, and lounge area.
It wasn’t all practice, practice, practice for Janković, who has amassed quite a car collection. It’s on display in the 2,400-square-foot garage, which can hold 14 vehicles.
“For a car collector, it’s absolutely a dream,” Dalzell says.
Janković, who spends much of the year in Europe, also has homes in Florida and Dubai, United Arab Emirates. As a result, she hasn’t had much time for San Diego, and has decided to sell this masterpiece home in favor of a “lock and leave” home in the area.
The Serbian-born player has won 15 Women’s Tennis Association singles titles and two doubles titles over her two-decade pro career.
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