The former hockey player modelled the home after his favourite boutique hotels
When you retire as one of the greatest hockey players of all time, one expects you to have a pretty spectacular place to return to. This is certainly the case for Wayne Gretzky, who recently sold his Westlake Village, California, property, for $6 million, according to Curbed.
Built in 2008, the ranch-style home in the exclusive gated community of Sherwood Country Club centres on an entry courtyard with a fountain. Inside, the trimmings consist of leather and linen wallpapers, French oak flooring, and onyx fireplaces—details inspired by the family’s favourite boutique hotels around the world. The main floor comprises a lofty great room with bi fold doors that open onto an expansive covered dining terrace; a formal dining room with a fireplace and intricate coffered ceiling; a large open kitchen; and all five bedrooms, including the master suite, which has its own fireplace. On the second level, there is a media room with coffered ceilings.
Tranquil, resort like grounds feature a full outdoor kitchen, a large pool and poolhouse, a gym with a steam room, and a detached guesthouse with an outdoor sitting area.
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JENNIFER TZESES ENGEL & VÖLKERS
Posted January 31, 2017 www.architecturaldigest.com
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