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A home for your 24 (!) cars, Coto de Caza

August 13th, 2010, 1:00 am by Marilyn Kalfus, real estate reporter




Tom Gephart, the venture capitalist and charity fundraiser, is selling his Coto de Caza compound – complete with a carriage house that can hold 20 cars.

You can’t just call it a garage, especially when you have rides the likes of a 1929 Packard Opera coupe!

Alas, the snazzy car collection does not come with the property, now on the market at $9,900,000.

The compound at 31632 Trigo Trail is on 2.2 acres, with 6 bedrooms and 10 bathrooms.  Each bedroom suite in the 9,500-square foot French Normandy-style home has its own balcony. The house has a 4-car garage.

The walled estate, with additional privacy from 30-foot trees, includes a swimming pool and spa, an imported bronze sculpture fountain, bocce ball court, commercial grade BBQ area, sports court and a garden.

The 8,000-square foot carriage house has a caterer’s kitchen, two offices, a wine tasting room and an extensive media system.

Not a car collector? The listing agent, Realtor Patti Callaghan of Coast Sothebys International Realty, suggests that the facility could also be used to showcase art or other luxuries.

In addition to a private country club with 2 18-hole golf courses, a tennis club and a new health club, there’s an equestrian center and a new polo field not far from this property. 

By the way, Callaghan adds, if you’ve watched TV’s “The Real Housewives of Orange County,” you may recognize the gates to this estate. They’ve appeared in the show’s introduction. 


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