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Oscar De La Hoya offers his house in Las Vegas for $20 million

Boxing legend Oscar De La Hoya is the latest star to move to the “City of Sin” with his family and businesses, including Golden Boy Promotions, a major player in pay-per-view sporting events.

On Thanksgiving 2023, De La Hoya and his partner, sports reporter Holly Sonders, moved into their luxurious five-bedroom, seven-bathroom home, which they reportedly purchased during construction for $14.6 million, in the upscale community of Henderson, Nevada, just 15 miles from Las Vegas.

“It has a modern flair, but is very homely. It is very warm,” says Sonders The Hollywood Reporter“And that’s what we love about it.”

Built by Blue Heron, the one-acre, hilltop, state-of-the-art smart-tech complex is located in the gated community of MacDonald Highlands. Known for its ultra-modern villas, it broke records in 2020 when loanDepot founder Anthony Hsieh bought a complex in the development for $25 million.

The De La Hoya estate features an outdoor living room, electronic glass doors, multiple pools, a $500,000 man cave with golf simulator, a wine cellar, a spa, a hair salon, a media room and uninterrupted, stunning views of the Nevada desert. “On the right side, you have the valley … and a direct view of the Strip,” says Sonders. “At night, it's spectacular. On the Fourth of July, for example, you could see fireworks there. Every single firework. Every day, it's just so crisp and clear.”

The couple bought the house on DragonRidge Golf Course early enough to design it to be worthy of the famous ten-time world champion. “We have [one room] into a trophy room where I could set up a custom boxing ring,” says De La Hoya. “I have all my championship belts and the different robes that I wore in different fights. I have them on mannequins. So it's kind of like a tribute room.”

Oscar de la Hoya – Las Vegas House – Living Room

The living room.

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But just a few weeks after moving in, they started receiving inquiries about the property. “We've already had some big offers on our house, even though we've only lived there for a few months,” says Sonders. She wasn't surprised: “It has this beautiful exterior and I would say the best view in Vegas.”

So De La Hoya and Sonders decided to seize the opportunity and listed the 100,000-square-foot home for $20 million, with Zar Zanganeh of The Agency holding the listing.

Their decision reflects the rapid growth in the Las Vegas region over the past five years. In the last year alone, real estate sales in Henderson, which includes popular residential areas such as MacDonald Highlands and Seven Hills, rose 4.5 percent.

Oscar De La Hoya's trophy room in his Las Vegas home.

Oscar De La Hoya's trophy room in his Las Vegas home.

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The sports-loving couple aren't moving far. They are currently planning a new home on a larger lot in the new Ascaya luxury community in Henderson, which is being developed by Las Vegas Raiders owner Mark Davis with 300 homes. “We went to Ascaya,” Sonders recalls, “and literally fell in love with the property there. And I thought, if we're getting all these offers, why not? Why not build our dream home from scratch?”

De La Hoya has long loved design, so the project is very exciting for the couple. “I always ask Oscar: If you weren't a boxer, what would you be?” says Sonders. “And he said he would be an architect. He's always had a passion for that.”

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Bedroom in the house of Oscar De La Hoya and Holly Sonders in Las Vegas.

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A native of East LA, De La Hoya has long had a symbiotic relationship with Las Vegas, where he won some of his biggest fights.

“For me, it was an opportunity to move my entire business to Las Vegas,” he says. “And the vision – just like Mark Wahlberg and Sony – to build studios [in Vegas] — is for me to build my headquarters in Las Vegas. You have the production. You have the arena, my own arena that seats about 5,000 people. So it's exciting times and I think it was long overdue. I should have done this a long time ago, since my first fight in 1993.”

Although they will be saying goodbye to their MacDonald Highlands estate much sooner than they thought, De La Hoya and Sonders say they have enjoyed their time in the house, high above the pressures of the celebrity merry-go-round. “This is a beautiful sanctuary,” says Sonders. “It feels like home.”

See more photos of Oscar De La Hoya's Las Vegas home below:

Spa and daybed outside the master bedroom at Oscar De La Hoya and Holly Sonders' Las Vegas residence.

Spa and daybed outside the master bedroom at Oscar De La Hoya and Holly Sonders' Las Vegas residence.

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Home Office – Oscar De La Hoya House – Las Vegas

Oscar De La Hoya's home office

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Huge closet in Oscar De La Hoya's house in Las Vegas.

Huge closet in Oscar De La Hoya's house in Las Vegas.

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Courtyard seating and outdoor kitchen – Oscar De La Hoya House – Las Vegas

Seating in the courtyard and outdoor kitchen.

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Outdoor seating with fire feature at Oscar De La Hoya's home in Las Vegas.

Outdoor seating with fire feature at Oscar De La Hoya's home in Las Vegas.

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View from the back of Oscar De La Hoya's house in Las Vegas.

View from the back of Oscar De La Hoya's house in Las Vegas.

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