Britney Spears Can Be Your Neighbor in Wayne Gretzky's Former Home (House of the Day)
This Thousand Oaks, Calif., mansion, originally custom-designed for Wayne Gretzky by star architect Richard Landry, has a long history.
After Gretzky built the estate in 2002, he spent five luxurious years there before selling it to disgraced baseball player Lenny Dykstra, who had plans to flip it. Dykstra paid around $17.5 million for the house in 2007, right before the housing crash. After failing to sell it for $24.5 million in 2008, the home went into disrepair. There were reports of sewage escaping from a main drain and beer bottles, trash -- even dog feces -- littered throughout the house. Dykstra eventually lost the home in foreclosure, and it was sold at auction in 2010.
But the current owners have given the home a complete makeover, and it's now in selling shape -- to the tune of $14.995 million!
The 13,000-square-foot estate boasts six bedrooms and eight bathrooms in the prestigious Sherwood Country Club enclave. According to the listing, each room features "exquisite attention to detail and artisan craftsmanship." The property also sits atop a hill, overlooking mountains and Lake Sherwood. And besides its celebrity pedigree, the new owner of this house can count Pete Sampras and Britney Spears among the neighbors!
The property also features two guesthouses, a "championship" tennis court, a pool and an outdoor entertainment area with a wood-burning pizza oven -- and a wood and gas barbecue.
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