Wayne Gretzky Selling California Mansion For $22.9 Million (Photos)

Photos: Los Angeles Times

“The Great One” Wayne Gretzky has just placed his Colonial-style mansion on nearly 7 acres in Thousand Oaks, California on the market for $22.9 million.

According to the Los Angeles Times:

The property is tucked behind the gates to the Sherwood Country Club. The grounds include an elegant Colonial-style home designed by Richard Landry, two guesthouses, a swimming pool, tennis court and entertainment area surrounded by rolling lawns and manicured gardens. In total, the homes combine for six bedrooms and 7.5 bathrooms across 13,300 square feet.

A motor court approaches the main residence, winding its way toward a porte-cochere entry lined with columns. Inside, shades of black and white fill formal spaces such as a chandelier-topped living room, marble kitchen, movie theater, billiards room and gym.

Upstairs, decks in both the main home and guesthouse take in sweeping views of Lake Sherwood and the Santa Monica Mountains.

The NHL Hall of Famer was the original owner after having it built in 2002, but five years later, he sold it to former baseball star Lenny Dykstra for $18.5 million.

The sale kicked off a dramatic saga that saw Dykstra lose the property to foreclosure after declaring bankruptcy, at which point it sold at auction on the steps of the Ventura County Courthouse for $760,712 (with the winning bidder taking on about $12 million in debt owed on the property).

Then, two years ago, Gretzky reunited with the home, shelling out $13.5 million for the promontory estate. That’s $5 million less than the price at which he had sold it to Dykstra roughly a decade earlier; if he gets his price this time around, he stands to make $9.4 million in profit.


About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His interest in the Caps has grown over the decades and included time as a season ticket holder. He has been a journalist covering the team for 10+ years, primarily focusing on analysis, analytics and prospect development.
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5 Responses to Wayne Gretzky Selling California Mansion For $22.9 Million (Photos)

  1. Scottlew73 says:

    So can Ovie put a “just renting to own” sign in front when his deal is up in Washington ? Because Kings will probably be only team that will have cap space to sign him. Wouldn’t be first time LA got best in league!

  2. Scottlew73 says:

    Oh I would but with Canadian /US exchange rate it would cost me $2.00 for every $1.00! Since I don’t have “Government Job” here can’t afford loan, Sorry JS!!

  3. Scottlew73 says:

    Besides,this isn’t Wayne’s place! It’s Janet’s,Wayne’s just allowed to sleep In one of the guest rooms!

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