WSJ: Hollywood Screenwriter Lists in San Juan Capistrano for $9.995 Million

June 14, 2017

The property of Steve Oedekerk, a screenwriter, producer and director whose credits include the ‘Ace Ventura’ movies, includes a heated gazebo.

Steve Oedekerk, a screenwriter, producer and director whose credits include the “Ace Ventura” movies, “Evan Almighty” and the “Jimmy Neutron” film and television series, is asking $9.995 million for his 2-acre San Juan Capistrano, Calif. estate.

Mr. Oedekerk and his wife Tonie bought the Spanish-style property in 1997 for $2.53 million, according to public records. They spent between $5 million and $6 million in renovations, expanding the main house to 10,400 square feet and turning a large garage into a 3,200-square-foot “clubhouse,” Mr. Oedekerk said. The clubhouse was designed as an office where film and television collaborators could gather while his two daughters could play or do homework.

“I was trying to figure out how not to have my career be a family-crusher,” said Mr. Oedekerk, 56. The estate also has a heated gazebo, pool, tennis and basketball courts and a 680-square-foot guest house. In the clubhouse, two 25-foot-long desks and a custom-designed large coffee table on hydraulic lifts with a built-in lazy Susan are included in the sale, he said. San Juan Capistrano is about 55 miles south of Los Angeles.

The couple bought a lot nearby and is currently building a smaller home as they prepare for life as empty nesters, Mr. Oedekerk said. Kofi Nartey of Compass in Beverly Hills and Tracy Weintraub of Surterre Properties in Newport Beach are co-listing agents.

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