Inside Mike Tyson’s stunning 52-room mansion, which sold to 50 cents for £3.3m, has two pools and a nightclub – The Sun

When Mike Tyson was declared bankrupt in 2003, he was forced to sell.

With a reported debt of £17 million, his prized Connecticut home was one of his first properties sacrificed.

Mike Tyson’s former home in ConnecticutCredit: Douglas Elliman Real Estate
    In 2003, Tyson was forced to sell the property for £3.3 million after declaring bankruptcy
In 2003, Tyson was forced to sell the property for £3.3 million after declaring bankruptcyCredit: Douglas Elliman Real Estate

And it would have been a bitter pill for the 55-year-old to swallow, given this huge mansion.

Featuring 52 rooms, including 21 bedrooms, plus its own nightclub, the property is as luxurious as anything Tyson ever owned.

But they were essential to the heavyweight boxing legend, and the rapper 50 Cent who bought him for £3.3m came in the same year as his fortune was revealed.

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When the In Da Club singer bought the house from Tyson, it set a record for the most expensive home ever sold in the Farmington area—and it’s easy to see why.

Besides the 21 bedrooms we mentioned earlier, the 50,000-square-foot residence includes 25 bathrooms, an indoor pool and hot tub, indoor playground, multiple game rooms, a green screen room, and a recording studio.

And the luxury does not end there.

As you enter the property through a stately front gate, you are greeted by a lion statue.

Walking into the house on the marble floor, a wood-panelled staircase leads you to another level of the property.

    At the entrance to the property, you face stately gates and a lion statue
At the entrance to the property, you face stately gates and a lion statueCredit: Douglas Elliman Real Estate
    Stairs lead you to the first floor
Stairs lead you to the first floorCredit: Douglas Elliman Real Estate
    The ground floor features marble floors
The ground floor features marble floorsCredit: Douglas Elliman Real Estate
    The master bedroom offers great views of the gardens
The master bedroom offers great views of the gardensCredit: Douglas Elliman Real Estate

As it turns out, the décor is as luxurious as it is throughout the property.

The master bedroom has a stunning view of the garden landscape.

From there, you have your own steel staircase that leads to another floor that has a huge wardrobe with glass doors, so you can see your designer wardrobe.

One of the many suites has a huge bathtub that overlooks the gardens, and also includes a glass-door shower.

    An iron staircase in the master bedroom leads to another floor
An iron staircase in the master bedroom leads to another floorCredit: Douglas Elliman Real Estate
    Dressing room with glass front
Dressing room with glass frontCredit: Douglas Elliman Real Estate
    Amazingly, there are 25 bathrooms
Amazingly, there are 25 bathroomsCredit: Douglas Elliman Real Estate
    This bathroom has a huge bathtub that overlooks the gardens
This bathroom has a huge bathtub that overlooks the gardensCredit: Douglas Elliman Real Estate

The master bedroom has a stunning view of the garden landscape.

From there, you have your own steel staircase that leads to another floor that has a huge wardrobe with glass doors, so you can see your designer wardrobe.

One of the many suites has a huge bathtub that overlooks the gardens, and also includes a glass-door shower.

    The bathroom has a glass shower
The bathroom has a glass showerCredit: Douglas Elliman Real Estate
    The reception room features a Weber grand piano
The reception room features a Weber grand pianoCredit: Douglas Elliman Real Estate
    The property also has its own nightclub
The property also has its own nightclubCredit: Douglas Elliman Real Estate

This is entertainment

The house is suitable for someone who loves to have friends.

There are outdoor and indoor basketball courts that complement the recreational feel of the property.

There is a room with pool tables and another game room with poker and roulette tables – which means you’ll never have to go to Las Vegas again.

Adjacent to the outdoor basketball court is a pond with an elaborate water feature that pops out and a guesthouse.

However, this property has a checkered history in sales.

    50 Cent had an outdoor basketball court with his group name
50 Cent had an outdoor basketball court with his group nameCredit: Douglas Elliman Real Estate
    A second basketball court can be found inside
A second basketball court can be found insideCredit: Douglas Elliman Real Estate
    The indoor pool is one of two in the house
The indoor pool is one of two in the houseCredit: Douglas Elliman Real Estate
    The outdoor pool has its own cave
The outdoor pool has its own caveCredit: Douglas Elliman Real Estate
    It's the perfect place to get a tan
It’s the perfect place to get a tanCredit: Douglas Elliman Real Estate
    The kitchen has enough space for the most enthusiastic chef
The kitchen has enough space for the most enthusiastic chefCredit: Douglas Elliman Real Estate
    1 game room featuring pool tables
1 game room featuring pool tablesCredit: Douglas Elliman Real Estate
    Another game room with poker and roulette tables
Another game room with poker and roulette tablesCredit: Douglas Elliman Real Estate

very expensive

Over the years the property’s value has declined rapidly – mostly due to its operating costs which 50 Cent complained cost around £50,000 a month.

In fact, it’s been on the market for 12 years – starting at £14m before it was finally sold in 2019 for just £2.3m – at a price drop of 84 per cent.

“It’s just too big for the market,” real estate agent Jonathan Miller told Realtor.com.

“When you have a property that is out of the ordinary, it takes much longer to sell.”

In the end, it was reported that American businessman Casey Askar, who owns several fast food companies, picked it up.

Another of Mike Tyson’s amazing homes, with cages for his tigers, was left abandoned before being converted into a church.

    The cinema room adds to the luxurious offerings this property has to offer
The cinema room adds to the luxurious offerings this property has to offerCredit: Douglas Elliman Real Estate
    The property also has a pool next to the basketball court
The property also has a pool next to the basketball courtCredit: Douglas Elliman Real Estate
    There is a guest house overlooking the pond
There is a guest house overlooking the pondCredit: Douglas Elliman Real Estate
    A water feature pops up in the pond
A water feature pops up in the pondCredit: Douglas Elliman Real Estate
    Over the years, the property struggled to sell and was on the market for 12 years
Over the years, the property struggled to sell and was on the market for 12 yearsCredit: Douglas Elliman Real Estate
    Ultimately, it sold in 2019 for just £2.3m - down 84 per cent in value
Ultimately, it sold in 2019 for just £2.3m – down 84 per cent in valueCredit: Douglas Elliman Real Estate

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