Former tennis pro Brad Gilbert is offering his stunning San Rafael, CA, residence for $5.2 million.
The 8,000-square-foot home sitting on 3 acres in Morthern California’s Marin County includes a legendary clay court where some of the world’s greatest tennis players have volleyed.
In addition to the resortlike setting that would thrill tennis players at all levels, there’s a lot to “love” about this arts and crafts–style estate.
Located on a high perch, the huge home boasts views of the San Francisco Bay to Marin’s Mount Tam and surrounding neighborhoods.
Built in 1904, the home has undergone “major renovations with thoughtful detail,” according to the listing. There’s also a guesthouse, artist studio, gym, pool, spa with sauna, and steam room. The tennis court was training grounds for the likes of Andy Murray, currently the world’s No. 3 in men’s singles.
The main home features high ceilings with exposed wood beams, a living room, a formal dining room, and a large kitchen with pantry that opens to a casual eating nook and living area, plus multiple terraces and decks. A wet bar opens out to a terrace for easy entertaining.
An additional family room upstairs includes another terrace, and the home has five beds and five baths.
The native Californian’s career-high singles ranking was No. 4 in 1990. After retiring from the game in 1995, Gilbert continued to coach, taking on Murray, Andre Agassi, and Andy Roddick among others. Gilbert is currently an analyst for ESPN. Agassi, who worked with Gilbert from 1994-2002, called him “the greatest coach of all time.” Ava Chang is the home’s listing agent.