With Labor Day Weekend upon us, the US Open Tennis Championships is in full swing at Flushing Meadows, New York. The fourth and final major of the Grand Slam annually draws the world’s best tennis players, and this year is no exception with Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, and defending champions Andy Murray and Serena Williams all among the tennis greats battling for the Tiffany & Co.-made champion’s trophy and $2.6 million first place prize.
To commemorate the US Open, we have chosen three of The Agency’s listings fit for a US Open Champion in more ways than one. Each of these properties not only features top tier luxury living space, but also a beautiful, professional-grade private tennis court. As we’ve shared before, nothing compares to a home with a private tennis court. For a tennis star, having a court to host epic battles among friends and competitors is simply a dream come true.
4661 White Oak Ave.
This exquisite, one-acre beauty located on White Oak Ave. is one such property fit for a tennis king or queen. Sure, the five-bedroom, six-bathroom home includes high ceilings, a gorgeous white-granite kitchen island, and a meticulously cared for pool. The North-South tennis court, however, is much more than an added bonus. The court, which at one time served as “home court” for actor Jerry Van Dyke and his avid tennis-playing family, and later, for Supertramp frontman Rick Davies, is spacious and secluded by trees and garden-filled paths. The outdoor gazebo area overlooks the court, and includes comfy Adirondack chairs for spectators’ comfort.
2620 Benedict Canyon Drive
Beverly Hills, CA
Located in a private area of Beverly Hills Post Office, the retreat-like, four-bedroom property appears to have come straight out of a Southern luxury-living magazine, with beautiful vaulted ceilings and a stone fireplace. The brick kitchen area offers a luxury cooking space fused with a cozy cabin. The tennis court is not only fit for a professional, but was also designed by arguably America’s all-time best tennis player. Pete Sampras, five-time US Open champion, designed the court on his own when he called this breathtaking sanctuary home.
9583 Lime Orchard
Beverly Hills Post Office, CA
Located in a Hidden Valley gated community, this home appears to have come straight out of a storybook. The intricate interior includes a beautifully and meticulously pattered wood floor, wide windows and doorways, and an outdoor, built-in fire-pit. On a lower tier, which a sitting area overlooks, is a blue and green tennis court surrounded by vines and trees. The indoor-outdoor sitting area provides a perfect place for a small audience to relax and watch the tennis match.