The famed 50,000 square foot mansion, Villa Vittoriosa, Georgia’s largest single-family residence, which was occupied by boxing icon Evander Holyfield (pictured) up until last year, is hitting the auction block November 11th to 13th, reports the luxury homes site, Auction.com.
Holyfield, who purchased the palatial estate located outside the Atlanta area that sits on 105 acres, lost the residence to foreclosure last year because he could not satisfy a reported whopping debt of $14 million. A bank purchased the property for $7.5 million and afterwards, allowed the former champ to remain there for a short time until he could organize his belongings, many of which he auctioned off to raise money for his countless debts.
Holyfield has struggled with financial woes over the years that he just could not fight his way out of, including child support nonpayment issues for his 11 children, alimony troubles, bad money management moves, failed businesses, IRS debts and lawsuits. “The Real Deal,” who is a former ‘Undisputed World Champion’ and the only four-time ‘World Heavyweight Champion,’ winning the WBA, WBC, and IBF titles, made a reported $200 million in his nearly 25-year-long boxing career — yet his current net worth is allegedly a mere million, if that.
Now Holyfield’s former home, which has even been featured on TV shows and movies, will be up for grabs at just a fraction of what it is worth with an opening bid of just $2.5 million.
The 109-room home, which is just 1,000 square feet shy of the presidential White House, features 12 bedrooms, 13 full baths, 8 half baths, 5 family rooms, 3 kitchens, a recording studio, boxing gym, movie theater, library and indoor bowling alley. It also boasts one of the largest private pools in the U.S., a handball court and a baseball field with an electric lighting scoreboard. The massive home also boasts a 4,000 square foot brick guest house, along with two farm equipment and industrial storage buildings, and a 7-stall barn with office and two tack rooms.
Villa Vittoriosa has plenty more to offer! If you’re interested in touring the home, you better act fast, since there are only two slots available — October 26th and November 3rd. Bidders are required to cough up $100,000 to show that they mean business.
Sadly though, the champ’s winged crest still graces the residence’s impressive gates.