Wayne Gretsky recently bought back a home he loves in Thousand Oaks, CA. The “Great One” and his wife, Janet, had lived in the house during the late ‘90’s/early 2000’s and then sold it to ex- New York Mets star, Lenny Dykstra in 2007 for $18.5M.
Dykstra got into some financial trouble and lost the house in foreclosure. It was then auctioned off in 2010 for $760,000. to Index Investors and then sold last year for $13.5M. Gretsky bought back the house in an off market transaction this April 2018 for that same $13.5M.
The house sits on 6.5 acres in the guard gated Sherwood Country Club community of Thousand Oaks. Fronted by a gated entry and circular driveway, the house has 12,000 square feet of living space designed by Richard Landry. Formal in feel, the two- story home opens to a grand foyer and sweeping staircase. Crown moldings and Venetian plaster walls accent the living room, formal dining area and chef’s kitchen.
There are six bedrooms and eight bathrooms along with a home theater, gym and office. Two self-contained guesthouses share the grounds with a rose garden, pool, spa and outdoor kitchen. There is also a lighted, fenced tennis court.
Gretsky, now 57, changed the game of hockey in the 20 seasons he played with the National Hockey League, first in Canada and then in Los Angeles with the Kings from 1988 on. Gretsky chalked up the most goals and assists of any player before, during and after his tenure on the ice.
The Gretsky’s didn’t have far to move when they moved back into their well loved home in the Sherwood Country Club neighborhood. Earlier this April, they sold another home in the same neighborhood for $4.2M, packed their bags, drove five minutes, unpacked their bags and felt immediately at home…just like the “old” days.