Muhammad Ali’s Michigan farm hits the market for a very specific price

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Muhammad Ali bought this 81.25-acre farm in Berrien Springs, Mich., in 1975. Tim Mitchell of Cressy & Everett Real Estate

The down-to-the dollar price of this Michigan home — $2,895,037 — has a special meaning. The last two numbers reflect the number of knockouts the former owner, late Olympic Gold medalist and heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali, had in his career, according to

In 1975, Ali bought this 81.25-acre property at 8105 Kephart Lane in Berrien Springs, Mich.  It was where the boxer, activist, and philanthropist spent his summers and a portion of his retirement years until his Parkinson’s disease became more advanced. In 2006, he and his wife, Lonnie, moved to Arizona. He died in 2016, and his widow is now selling the property.

The farm, located in southwestern Michigan near the Indiana border, was where he and his family could relax away from the fame. The St. Joseph River, which frames three sides of the property, ensured privacy from neighbors and onlookers, as did the gated entry.

The 3,960-square-foot main house has four bedrooms, two full baths, living and family rooms, a kitchen with an island and a pantry, and a three-car, climate-controlled garage. Other structures on the property include a carriage house, a pool, gym, more garages, barns, and an office. The elaborate gym has a boxing ring in the center, along with exercise equipment, a steam room, baths, a massage room, a laundry, and a spa tub. A few steps outside the gym’s French doors is a full-sized basketball court.

Next door to the gym is the office building, which has several offices, a conference area, a bath, a mail room, vault, kitchen, loading dock, and basement. There are two separate climate-controlled garages. The two houses are on either side of the pool.  

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