8 Homes to Host Your Own Olympic Events
345 St. Pierre Road, Los Angeles
Price: $13.8 million
When you're tucked away in a 13,000-square-foot, seven-bedroom, 12-bathroom home in Bel-Air, you're more likely to be a studio exec who greenlights a biopic about an Olympian than an actual Olympian. In a state once governed by a famed powerlifter, however, two guest apartments, a theater, a game room, a portico-lined pool and an outdoor living room are no substitute for a ripped physique. That's why this gated home comes with a weight room large enough to train a small country's weightlifting team and lined with enough mirrors to keep muscle admirers occupied for a lifetime.
Private address, Winnsboro, Texas
Price: $8.1 million
A great archery range requires two things: Lots of room for error and very few people. This 1,700-acre ranch has both to go along with its 5,800-square-foot, five-bedroom, five-and-a-half bathroom home. Fire away all day and hit nothing but hay bales and barren earth. When that gets tedious, play a round on the nine-hole golf course, ride your favorite horse at the equestrian facilities, target some clay on the skeet range, practice your serve on the tennis courts or take the fishing boat and party barge out on the 26-acre lake. Forget about pretending it's the Olympics: A property this size could host the Olympics.
-- Written by Jason Notte in Boston.
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