Calling all hockey fans: if you’ve got over $20 million chilling in the bank, you could soon net retired ice hockey legend Wayne Gretzky’s palatial California estate.
The NHL Hall of Famer and his wife Janet built the Colonial-style mansion on nearly 7-acres following his retirement in 1999, and it’s now on the market for $22.9 million.
Tucked behind the pearly gates of the Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks, the elegant home, which boasts red brick and classic white columns, was designed by Richard Landry, and includes a movie theatre, a billiards room, a swimming pool, a tennis court, an entertainment area, and a wine cellar — which we presume is filled with bottles from Gretzky’s namesake labels.
In total, the property houses six bedrooms and 7.5 bathrooms across 13,300 square feet.
This marks the second time Gretzky has sold the multi-million dollar estate after selling it in 2007…. and then buying it back again in 2018.
Whether you’re looking at the estate from up close or from afar, it’s sheer size is mesmerizing, while the surrounding views of the rolling Ventura County hillside is something that many could only dream about.
Inside, you’ll be greeted by a dramatic entryway with crown moldings, a sweeping staircase, and arched doorways throughout the formal space, which gives way to a chandelier-topped living room and a decked out marble chef’s kitchen.
On the upper level of the main home, there is a sprawling deck offering sweeping views of the pool and Lake Sherwood, the Santa Monica Mountains, the manicured gardens, and beyond.
Outside, an outdoor bridge leads from the main home to a carriage house — one of two guest homes on the property — while a large terrace with ornate white railings overlooks the pool.
Elsewhere, there is a lighted and fenced tennis court, an outdoor kitchen, and a perfectly manicured rose garden.
Gretzky, who is now a budding liquor entrepreneur, previously played for the Edmonton Oilers, the Los Angeles Kings, the St. Louis Blues, and the New York Rangers. Throughout his illustrious 20 season career, during which he set a plethora of records, including tallying the most points in NHL history, Gretzky earned himself the nickname “The Great One.”
After he hung up his skates in 1999, the league retired his number 99, the only time that’s been done in NHL history.