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In the heat, it's still way cool

When the temperature soars in Calabasas, try the pool. Or shoot hoops and go wine- tasting -- in the house.

May 21, 2006|Ruth Ryon | Times Staff Writer

Just name it, and this Calabasas house probably has it.

The home, built in 1987, underwent a major remodel in 2005 and gained a variety of bells and whistles.

An indoor basketball court, wine-tasting/catering kitchen and three-story atrium with a retractable roof are just a few of these added features.

Among others are an art gallery, an in-home gym, a home theater and a 12-car subterranean garage, which added an extra 3,000 square feet to the original 9,000-square-foot house plan.

About this house: If the property has any drawback, it may be the weather. Calabasas, about 26 miles northwest of Los Angeles, can get hot in the summer. According to www.cityofcalabasas.com, the summertime temperatures range from the low 60s to the high 90s. But the home has air conditioning and several water features, including a pool, two spas, two steam showers and an indoor koi pond with a waterfall.

Asking price: $6.75 million

Size: There are six bedrooms and 7 1/2 bathrooms. The landscaped lot measures more than 29,000 square feet.

Features: The contemporary house, behind gates on a private knoll above the Calabasas Country Club, has expansive views of the golf course.

Where: Calabasas

Listing agent: Jim Pascucci, Re/Max on the Boulevard, Calabasas, (818) 222-0094.

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