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Inside Mike Tyson’s extravagant 52-room mansion he sold to 50 Cent for £3.3million with two pools, nightclub and studio

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

With reported debts of £17million, his prized home in Connecticut was one of his first possessions to be sacrificed.

Mike Tyson’s former home in Connecticut
In 2003, Tyson was forced to sell the property for £3.3m after declaring bankruptcy

And it would’ve been a bitter pill for the 54-year-old to swallow, looking at the mega mansion.

Boasting 52 rooms, including 21 bedrooms, as well as its own nightclub the property is as lavish as Tyson has ever owned.

But it was needs must for the heavyweight boxing legend and in came rapper 50 Cent who bought it from him for £3.3m the same year it was revealed he blew his fortune.

PROPERTY DEETS

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

Along with those 21 bedrooms we mentioned earlier, the 50,000-square-foot abode has a 25 bathrooms, an indoor pool and hot tub, an indoor court, multiple game rooms, a green-screen room, and a recording studio.

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And the opulence doesn’t end there.

Entering the property through a stately front gate, you’re greeted by a lion statue.

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

As can be seen, the decor is as lavish as it gets throughout the property.

 

At the entrance of the property you're faced with opulent gates and a statue of a lion

At the entrance of the property you’re faced with opulent gates and a statue of a lion
Two staircases lead you to the first floor
Two staircases lead you to the first floor
The ground floor features marble floors
The ground floor features marble floors
The master bedroom offers incredible views of the gardens
The master bedroom offers incredible views of the gardens
A steel staircase in the master bedroom leads to another floor
A steel staircase in the master bedroom leads to another floor
The walk-in closets are glass fronted
The walk-in closets are glass fronted
Astonishingly, there are 25 bathrooms
Astonishingly, there are 25 bathrooms
This bathroom features a huge bathtub overlooking the gardens
This bathroom features a huge bathtub overlooking the gardens
The bathroom has a glass shower
The bathroom has a glass shower
The reception room features a Weber grand piano
The reception room features a Weber grand piano
The property also boasts its own nightclub
The property also boasts its own nightclub

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

From there, you have your own steel staircase that leads to another floor that features a massive walk-in closet with glass doors, so you can see your designer wardrobe.

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

THAT’S ENTERTAINMENT

The home is fit for someone who loves having friends round.

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There are outdoor and indoor basketball courts that complete the recreational feel to the property.

There’s a room with pool tables, and another games room with poker and roulette tables – meaning you’ll never have to go to Las Vegas again.

Next to the outdoor basketball court is a pond that has an elaborate water feature spouting out and a guesthouse.

However, this property does have a chequered history in sales.

50 Cent had the outdoor basketball court personalised with his group's name on

50 Cent had the outdoor basketball court personalised with his group’s name on
A second basketball court can be found indoors
A second basketball court can be found indoors
The indoor swimming pool is one of two at the home
The indoor swimming pool is one of two at the home
The outdoor pool features its own grotto
The outdoor pool features its own grotto
It's the perfect spot to top up your tan
It’s the perfect spot to top up your tan
The kitchen has enough space for the most avid chef
The kitchen has enough space for the most avid chef
One games room features pool tables
One games room features pool tables
Another games room has poker and roulette tables
Another games room has poker and roulette tables

TOO EXPENSIVE

Over the years, the property has dropped in value rapidly – mostly because of its running costs that 50 cent complained cost him around £50,000-per-month.

In fact, it was on the market for 12 years – starting at £14million before it was finally sold last year for just £2.3million – an 84 per cent price drop.

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

“When you have a property that is well outside the norm, it takes a lot longer to sell.”

In the end, it was reportedly snapped up by US businessman Casey Askar, who owns several fast-food businesses.

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

A cinema room adds to the lavish offerings this property has

A cinema room adds to the lavish offerings this property has
The property also has a pond
The property also has a pond next to the basketball court
There's a guest house overlooking the pond
There’s a guest house overlooking the pond
A water feature spouts into the pond
A water feature spouts into the pond
Over the years the property has struggled to sell and was on the market for 12 years
Over the years the property has struggled to sell and was on the market for 12 years
Eventually it sold last year for just £2.3m - decreasing 83 per cent in value
Eventually it sold last year for just £2.3m – decreasing 83 per cent in value

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