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Hot Property: Lenny Dykstra's Thousand Oaks compound back on MLS

January 29, 2010 | 11:25 am

Dykstra
The estate of former New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Lenny Dykstra has returned to the Multiple Listing Service, this time priced at $14.9 million.

Dykstra, who filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the summer, had purchased the 6.5-acre compound in Thousand Oaks from hockey great Wayne Gretzky in 2007 for $18.5 million. The property was in default when Dykstra filed for bankruptcy, which derailed a potential foreclosure auction.

The mansion came on the market in September 2008 at $24.9 million and after two price reductions was increased to $25 million a year later.

The Richard Landry-designed main house has six bedrooms and eight bathrooms in 12,713 square feet of living space. The home also has a receiving parlor, a formal dining room, a billiards room and a state-of-the-art screening room.

The listing agent this time is Karen Crystal of Ewing & Associates, Sotheby’s International Realty, Agoura Hills, according to the MLS.

-- Lauren Beale

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Photo: The property is gated and has views of the Lake Sherwood community and the country club facilities. It has a tennis court, a swimming pool and individual buildings for the spa, staff housing and offices. Credit: Sheila Cooper

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