Rapper Rick Ross Lands Evander Holyfield's Foreclosed Mansion
The former corrections officer and owner of Maybach Records will now call the 54,000-square-foot estate home.
There’s a house in Fayetteville that is so large that they named the highway on which it sits after the man who built it: Evander Holyfield Highway. The former champ built the property in 1994, around the time that he had an estimated worth of $230 million. Indeed, the castle-sized house is fit for a king and all twelve of his subjects: Holyfield’s children.
Rumor has it that it is Georgia’s largest single-family home. Sadly, the property, dubbed Villa Vittoriosa, was foreclosed and auctioned in 2013. The new owner is rapper and music mogul Rick Ross, who was also once a corrections officer.
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The Real Deal’s former estate sits on 105 acres, has twelve bedrooms, thirteen full baths and another dozen or so half baths. There are 109 rooms that include a movie theater big enough for 135 people with room for 100 more in the formal dining room. It’s got a private bowling alley, handball court, softball field, tennis court, seven-stall horse barn and one of the country’s most expansive private swimming pools. It takes 350,000 gallons of water to fill it. Oh, there’s an indoor pool as well and some bathtubs large enough to take a lap in. Yes, there is a boxing gym. Duh.
And there’s a pond. We’ll take the pool; the pool or the pond. Anything would be good.
We love the outdoor fountains with its three pools and the S-shaped hedges. Ross will have to import his own disco dancers though. The home was used in several Tyler Perry movies and Drop Dead Diva also used the manse as a location.