8 Homes to Host Your Own Olympic Events
553 El Pintado Road, Danville, Calif.
Price: $1.8 million
Think trampolining was just Adam Carolla and Jimmy Kimmel's way of attracting more lecherous eyeballs to The Man Show by showcasing girls on trampolines? Nope, it's been an Olympic sport for more than a decade and is taken quite seriously by the athletes tucking and piking their way to the gold. It was apparently taken quite seriously by the owners of this 3,900-square-foot home who put an in-ground trampoline in their backyard. Parents whose kids aren't so big on bouncing also have a pool and a full backyard soccer field to offer their aspiring Olympian.
7440 Oak Grove Ave., Las Vegas
Price: $2.95 million
Las Vegas has been a bronze-medal housing market at best since the housing crisis, as evidenced by the asking price on this 10,000-square-foot home that last sold for $3.05 million in 2010. Yet there's still top-podium potential for this palace and its automated control system, eight-seat theater, outdoor kitchen, 14-camera security system and go-kart track with caves and tunnels. The combination handball/basketball court isn't so great for an outside shooter's perimeter game, but low-post players who pretend to be Dwight Howard on their days off will have no problem throwing down dunks in the paint.
2181 Ipnar Road, North Huntingdon, Pa.
What do you do with your dreams of Karch Kiraly-style beach volleyball stardom if you're in an ocean-deprived state such as Pennsylvania? Improvise. Though this is a fairly modest four-bedroom, 2,400-square-foot home, its four-acre plot is home to a huge swimming pool, a barn and a regulation beach volleyball court. Just truck in some sand every so often and you'll be setting and spiking all summer long.