Topanga tennis court estate with star following lists for $2.5 million - Los Angeles Times

Real estate investor, developer and legendary playboy Steven M. Powers has put a tennis court estate in Topanga on the market for $2.5 million.

Powers, who once aspired to open the tunnel between the Grayhall and Pickfair estates so he could throw joint parties with late Lakers owner Jerry Buss, has used the property to host an annual tennis event timed with Wimbledon since 2012.

Dubbed the Wimbledon Pro Am, the grass court showcase has developed quite a celebrity following, with former top players such as Jimmy Connors, Anand Amritraj, Bill Scanlon, Dereck Restango and Doug Adler, among others, taking part in the event.

Other attendees have included new L.A. Clipper Josh Smith, NFL wide receiver Desean Jackson and former Laker Trevor Ariza.

Set on a flat lot of 1.5 acres, the gated Mediterranean-style estate is surrounded by hiking trails. In addition to the grass tennis court, outdoor amenities include a beach volleyball court, a sports court and a lagoon-style swimming pool with a waterfall feature.

Built in 2007, the home http://texastennisopen.com features vaulted ceilings, a chef's kitchen with granite countertops, four bedrooms and four bathrooms in more than 4,200 square feet. There are fireplaces in the family room, living room and master bedrooms.

A covered patio takes in canyon and mountain views.

Scott Nell of Keller Williams Studio City has the listing.

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