The amount of booze, blow and hookers these walls have seen is indescribable….and Dijkstra only lived there for a year or two! (sold the place in 2010) Let hope the next owner can live up to the previous two.
The day after “The Great One” ended his legendary playing career with an emotional Madison Square Garden goodbye, Wayne Gretzky was a guest on “Mike and the Mad Dog.” In the April 19, 1999, interview, Gretzky, who spent the final three seasons of his 21-year career with the Blue shirts said: “I’m going to miss all of it.
Former NHL star Wayne Gretzky and his wife, Janet, first built their home in Thousand Oaks, California in 2002, and the family recently put it on the market with an asking price of $22.9 million. Jeremy Blair/The Luxury Level Gretzky family has quite the history with this property, and this is actually the NHL legend’s second time selling the home.
The sprawling Colonial Revival-style estate, located in the gated Sherwood Country Club, is set on a 6.6-acre promontory with six bedrooms and eight bathrooms. Once you arrive through the gated entrance, you’re met with a circular driveway, surrounded by manicured greenery and water features, and a porte cochère.
Carsten Schweitzer/The Luxury LevelInside, there is a stunning foyer with a beautiful, curved grand staircase, as well as ornate molding along the walls and ceilings throughout the home. There’s a spacious lounge area near the pool and hot tub, as well as an expansive lawn surrounding all sides of the property to enjoy.
Carsten Schweitzer/The Luxury Level Sherwood Country Club, where the home is located, has a Jack Nicklaus-designed 18-hole golf course, spa, fitness facility, and several hard, grass and clay tennis courts. Thousand Oaks has the benefit of Southern California weather and proximity to Los Angeles without being in the hustle and bustle of the city.
The quiet neighborhood offers privacy and security (there is a 24-hour guarded gate), not to mention stunning views of the Santa Monica Mountains and Lake Sherwood. I currently freelance for luxury publications on executive lifestyle, spirits, fashion, fine and high jewelry, wellness and private aviation.