A Bowling Alley!? Inside Maria Sharapova's Beachside Minimalist Mansion

We're sure you'll agree tennis pro Maria Sharapova's home is a grand slam. In honor of her birthday April 19, let's take a tour.

By Samantha Schnurr Apr 19, 2021 5:35 PMTags
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The walls may be concrete, but there's nothing cold about Maria Sharapova's modern home. 

In June 2019, the tennis player, who turns 34 April 19, took Architectural Digest on a tour of her Los Angeles abode—and let's just say we're totally impressed. The athlete's house is a serene mix of minimalism and modernity with Japanese inspirations and no shortage of artwork.

The beach-adjacent property boasts lofty ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows to match with concrete walls and wood siding. 

But, no matter the concrete, the rooms also feel cozy with seating in serene colors and textures. And, if there's cause for celebration—or just a craving for rosé and sunshine —Sharapova's living room leads to a picturesque backyard featuring a deck with a long table, grill and closable patio roof.

With a pool bordering the house, there's little travel necessary if you fancy a dunk. When anyone needs to dry off, they can do so on one of the nearby daybeds or take a seat close to the outdoor fireplace. 

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And, just when you thought you knew what to expect inside Sharapova's seamless home—there's a bowling alley (!). As she explained to Architectural Digest, the dimensions of the basement were long enough that it was a good fit. 

"I'd say it is the most surprising aspect of this home," she said, "because I'm not a bowler myself."

While she's not exactly a pro just yet, there's a standing invite for any others.

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As Sharapova said, "They told me that it's like a professional alley, so that if there are any pros that want to come and bowl at my house, you know where to find me."

In honor of Sharapova's birthday, check out AD's house tour in the video above! We're sure you'll agree the home is a grand slam.

This story was originally published on June 27, 2019 at 7:37 a.m. PT.