Wayne Gretzky's Former Home
Thousand Oaks, CA
The massive Thousand Oaks home, custom built by hockey legend Wayne Gretzky and later owned by disgraced baseball star Lenny Dykstra, is for sale for $14,995,000. Dykstra never sold the home to the current owners–he lost the amazing home to foreclosure after a string of personal discretions left him in high water and without the funds to cover the mortgage.
Gretzky was the original owner of the custom, Richard Landry-designed estate, but Dykstra took over when the hockey star and his family moved to another incredible estate in Arizona. According to reports, Dykstra purchased the compound in 2007, furnishings and all, at the peak of the housing bubble for $18.5 million. The baseball great then tried to flip the home for $24.5 million in 2008, according to Internet reports, before going through a period of trouble with the law and his creditors. Shortly thereafter, the six-bedroom, eight-bathroom mansion–considered by some to be the crown jewel of the Sherwood development–fell into disrepair. It was game over for Dykstra when the home was finally purchased at auction in November 2010.
Now, the home has been remodeled, restored, and placed back on the market. It’s also gained a couple of well-known neighbors in the past few years: Pete Sampras and Britney Spears! So, to all prospective buyers looking for an incredible home with A-list neighbors…step up to the plate!
The sprawling estate features six-bedrooms, eight-bathrooms, and over 13,000 square feet of living space, with 2 guest houses. Exquisite attention to detail and artisan craftsmanship is found in each and every room. Amenities include a master suite with sitting room and dual baths, screening room, fitness facility, office, championship tennis court, outdoor entertainment area, wood-burning pizza oven, wood and gas BBQ, promenade terraces, gardens, and an incredible pool.