UPDATE 8/12/13: Wayne Gretzky’s Scottsdale home has sold for $2.875 million.
ORIGINAL POST: With 20 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) under his belt, you’d think Wayne Gretzky would be ready to settle down. But in real estate, “The Great One” is just warming up.
In 2007, he sold his Thousand Oaks, CA home for $18.5 million. While that property recently returned to the for-sale market, the former professional hockey player has listed his Scottsdale, AZ residence for $3.395 million.
According to the Los Angeles Times and property records, Gretzky purchased the home at 6436 E Gainsborough Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 in 2003 while putting the finishing touches on his 6.5-acre Sherwood Country Club estate, which he custom designed with architect Richard Landry.
The Scottsdale property is an architectural gem as well, described by listing agent Pam Wugalter as “both sophisticated and elegant, with finishes that are of superior quality and workmanship.” Built in a Spanish-Mediterranean style, the home boasts high ceilings, vintage chandeliers and wood beams throughout.
One of 13 homes in a secluded Arcadia development, the property affords more than an acre of privacy with a large, covered poolside patio for outdoor entertaining. The main house has 3 bedrooms, each with its own bathroom, and a 1-bed, 1-bath casita provides additional living space for guests.
After retiring in ’99, Gretzky was immediately inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. He has since purchased real estate in Westlake Village, CA, in addition to his Scottsdale and former Thousand Oaks homes. Today, he’s considered by many to be the greatest player in the history of the NHL.
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