Tennis legend’s CT home listed for nearly $16.5M

The home features two pools, a full-sized gymnasium and horse stables.

Larger homes and estates tend to have an array of amenities on their grounds, ranging from pools and patios, to gardens and tennis courts. But for one home in Cornwall, having a tennis court on the grounds is not just any random added feature – it’s part of the seller’s identity.

Listed for $16,450,000, the Georgian Federal-style estate at 400 5 ½ Mile Road currently owned by Czech-American tennis player Ivan Lendl not only has a tennis court on the property, but also a full-sized gymnasium and basketball court, according to the listing. Allan Greenberg, the architectural firm behind the Embassy of Luxembourg and the Supreme Court Historical Society in Washington, D.C., designed the home for Lendl, which was completed in 1992. 

While the exterior of the home also features horse paddocks and a barn, the listing notes that the main house offers 18,000 square feet of living space with 10 bedrooms, 12 bathrooms and three half bathrooms. The home has a library, living room, family room and formal dining room, as well as a “trophy room” and “eat-in chef’s kitchen with state-of-the-art appliances and butler’s pantry,” according to the listing.

Additional features include an “indoor pool adjoining two locker rooms” and an outdoor heated Gunite pool, as well as a sauna, workout room and two separate three-car garages. 

Lendl also sold a Greenwich home on Rock Ridge Avenue in May 2020 for $5,225,000; the now-retired tennis player also owned a 52-room Conyers Farm home that made headlines in 1985 after it was set on fire by arsonists. 

Take a look inside the eight-time major title winner’s Connecticut home.