Wayne Gretzky lists California home for $8.195 million

Wayne Gretzky has listed his Westlake Village, Calif. home for sale – again – this time for a cool $8.195 million U.S. That – ouch – converts to about $11.39 million Canadian.

After putting the estate on the market last year for $10.5 million, the Canadian hockey legend has relisted it for $8.195 million. Property taxes (2014) are $34,871.

Gretzky bought the property – on a one-acre in a guard-gated community – in 2000 for $2.76 million. The 8,711-sq.-ft. house was completed in 2006.

“Some estates are so exceptional that it merely leaves you breathless upon first glance,” the listing on realtor.com says. “Situated behind the exclusive gates of Sherwood Country Club & between the majestic Santa Monica Mountains, 129 Hampstead Crt. has been built in deference to the finest quality design, striking the perfect balance between modern design and elegant living. Each and every square inch of the interiors were composed with architectural integrity and refinement, passion and emotion.

“Rare is a home built with such consideration. Interplay of decadent textures and clean lines are highlighted by natural light that beams through high soaring windows and doors. The exterior is a personal oasis, reflecting the architectural brilliance of the interiors. The al fresco great room provides a seamless transition for indoor-outdoor entertaining. This residence distinguishes itself as the epitome of Southern California glamour with unparalleled quality, privacy, luxury and chic sophistication.”

Translation?

Five, bedrooms, six full bathrooms, steam shower, jet tub, marble shower, gourmet kitchen, granite counters, walk-in pantry, breakfast room, eat-in kitchen, formal dining room, guest-maids quarters, gym/exercise room, office, sauna, six fireplaces, covered patio, four-car garage, gated community with guard, mountain and valley views, in-ground pool and more.

Need a mortgage for this? No problem. The listing broker, Engel & Volkers Westlake Village, can set you up:

20 per cent down payment: $1.64 million

30-year fixed mortgage: 4.01 per cent

Monthly mortgage payment: $31,337 principal and interest, plus $8,536 property taxes and $2,049 home insurance – for a total of $41,922. Per month.

Living in the former home of the Great One: priceless.

 

(No, there’s no telling which room was daughter Paulina‘s).

Safe to say Wayner has come a long way from his childhood home in Brantford, Ont.

Brantford home

Wayne Gretzky’s childhood home in Brantford, Ont. home, where father Walter still lives.

Images: realtor.com

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