Serena Williams’ house in Florida has many unique features, but no living room

The tennis legend’s stylish home was designed in collaboration with her sister, Venus Williams. With an art gallery replacing the traditional living room, plus a trophy room, a secret karaoke room, and lots of personality, Serena’s home is a breath of fresh air.

Sheela Joseph
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The only way to describe this 23-time Grand Slam singles title winner is BADASS!

Since falling in love with tennis at the age of four, Serena has slowly grown to become one of the best athletes of our time.

And while the icon announced her retirement from the sport that brought her worldwide fame back in September 2022, she remains one of the biggest names in tennis — leaving behind a legacy that will be hard to surpass.

She’s also a highly successful businesswoman with her own clothing line called S by Serena, a philanthropist, and a lover of art. She’s even founded Serena Ventures, a company that invests in founders who believe in changing the world. This woman can really do it all, can’t she?

Despite being a busy-bee on the field and at home, let’s not forget that Serena also found the time to twerk alongside Beyoncé in Lemonade. She truly is an icon!

The star athlete opened up her waterfront home to Architectural Digest a while back, giving us a peek inside the stunning home she shares with husband Alexis Ohanian, daughter Alexis Olympia, and the new baby that’s soon to join their growing family.

serena williams house tour for architectural digest
Serena Williams house tour. Image: still from Open Door video, credit: Architectural Digest

And we can’t wait for you to take a look inside Serena Williams’ house in Florida, it’s an absolute grand slam!

First off, where does Serena Williams live?

The tennis legend lives in a gated community in Jupiter, FL, with her husband, reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, and daughter Alexis Olympia.

Back in 2017, Ohanian and Williams paid $5.7 million for their Florida mansion with waterfront access, which sits on a half-acre lot (with its own private boat dock) in an exclusive enclave in Jupiter.

Set on the southeastern coast of Florida, and roughly 80 miles from Miami, Jupiter is one of the wealthiest places in the country, attracting high earners and celebrities in droves. Tiger Woods lives here (and owns a restaurant in Jupiter’s Harbourside Place called The Woods), as did the late Burt Reynolds, Celine Dion, and Jimmy Buffet, to name just a few.

The tennis star’s interiors bear the signature of sister Venus Williams

Buying the 14,500-square-foot property in the north of Miami was an emotional milestone for Serena Williams. It was the first time in over 20 years that she wouldn’t be living with fellow tennis champion and sister, Venus.

This was going to be her first home with husband Alexis Ohanian and daughter Olympia and naturally, it had to be very special. So, who better to design it than sister Venus herself?

Venus owns an interior design firm called V Starr Interiors and in Serena’s words, the team taught her not to be afraid to “have something just totally different, unexpected, or whimsical”. Venus and her team completely transformed the Spanish Mediterranean-style estate into her dream home.

It defines “livable luxury” but is still all about family which was one of the most important aspects for Serena. But you don’t have to take our word for it. You can take the tour yourself:

Serena Williams’ house doesn’t have a formal living room

The tennis great bought her stunning waterfront home back in 2017, paying $5.7 million for the property which had 6 bedrooms and 8 bathrooms at the time.

Following an extensive renovation process, Serena and her sister Venus turned the Mediterranean-style mansion into the ultra-modern retreat we see today.

Together, they added unique features like an art gallery, indoor-outdoor spaces, a private trophy room, and a 620-square-foot closet. But no ‘official’ living room.

Since Serena loves art, she decided to forego a living room and just have an art gallery instead!

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Yep, you read that right. The space features works from some of her favorite artists including Radcliffe Bailey, Leonardo Drew, Titus Kaphar, and even has one of her own paintings proudly displayed.

There’s also a library, a see-through piano, and other eclectic pieces that showcase her personality.

Of course, there’s also a trophy room because what good would a tennis champion’s home be without a trophy room?

Serena gives us a tour of her trophy room.
Serena gives us a tour of her trophy room. Image: still from Open Door video, credit: Architectural Digest/Youtube

The room features trophies from some of Serena’s wins including an Australian Open trophy, a US Open trophy, her Wheaties boxes, and a Wimbledon trophy.  Oh, the stories that room could tell….

Serena is the self-proclaimed cook of the family

Serena enjoys cooking for her family and so, the kitchen design was extremely important to her.

The V Starr team designed the space after consulting with Serena’s private chef and it is fitted with a trapezoidal table, the finest appliances including Gaggenau ovens, an Officine Gullo cooktop, and bespoke black and gold marble backsplash in a diamond-pattern mosaic.

Their dining space also has a wow factor thanks to the grouping of pendant lamps above the table and artwork made by the tennis star.

There’s so much more to love about Serena’s eclectic home

With 28-foot-tall windows that let in plenty of sunlight, heated bathroom floors, a massive wine cellar, a sauna in the gym, a lovely terrace with an infinity pool, and a 620-square-foot closet, Serena’s home is everything you’d imagine it to be.

The one noticeably missing feature is a tennis court. As Serena told AD, she believes in separating her home and work and loves to sit still and not do anything when she’s home. 

The one truly extravagant room is daughter Olympia’s room complete with a pink custom-designed castle bed featuring a built-in slide and a one-of-a-kind chandelier by Josh Fradis. 

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“She goes down the slide every night while we’re thinking, ‘Man, we shouldn’t have done that, because now at bedtime, she just wants to slide,'” Serena joked during the AD interview. “But whatever makes her happy makes me happy.”

The Karaoke room is the pièce de résistance 

serena williams' karaoke room in her florida home
The karaoke room in Serena Williams’ house. Image: still from Open Door video, credit: Architectural Digest/Youtube

It’s no secret that Serena loves to sing and dance. Apparently, after winning the U.S. Open, the world champions would celebrate in a private karaoke room in Manhattan. So, naturally, the star had to have one right in her home.

The karaoke room also works as a media room, bar, and club room.

It features a stage where mother and daughter often perform together, plush blue chairs, a customized neon sign that reads “Sérénade” which is the name of Serena’s karaoke persona, and a popcorn machine.

There are a couple of house rules. No Bohemian Rhapsody and No I Will Survive to name a few. According to the fierce sisters, the karaoke room is reserved for serious singers only!

Serena Williams’ real estate portfolio over the years

While her Jupiter mansion now serves as her primary residence, Serena Williams — whose impressive net worth is estimated at around $250 million — owned quite a few other luxury homes throughout the years.

She shared two million dollar properties with sister Venus Williams: one, a custom-built home in Palm Beach Gardens, FL that they sold back in 2019 for $2.3 million, and the other, a pied-à-terre in Manhattan, NY which the sisters parted ways with in 2015 for $2.1 million.

She also owned an 8-bedroom mansion in Los Angeles’ posh Bel-Air neighborhood but sold it for $8.1 million in 2019, after first listing it two years prior for $12 million. But don’t let that fool you into thinking that Serena no longer has any assets in California.

The tennis icon owns a 5-bedroom, 6,000-square-foot trophy home in Beverly Hills (which she tried selling in 2021 for $7.5 million, but soon took it off market as it failed to attract a buyer). Serena Williams’ house in Beverly Hills has five bedrooms, a home gym, wine cellar and bar, and a pool with an outdoor kitchen.

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Our celebrity home expert, Sheela is a Mass Media graduate and trained pilot whose first love is (and always will be) writing. Before joining Fancy Pants Homes, Sheela was a travel writer for, and has been working as a features writer and editor for the female-centric publication