From a business perspective, it has to be great to own a professional sports franchise. No matter how bad the team is, thanks to revenue sharing and some ridiculous television contracts, the value of the worst teams still rises, thanks to the overall success of the league. So for 24-Hour Fitness co-founder Mark Mastrov, it has to be great to be a part owner of the Sacramento Kings, even though they have been one of the worst teams in the NBA for the last decade.
However, from a sports fan's perspective, it has to be kind of a bummer for the team you are a part owner of to suck year in and year out. Fans don't care about respecting the personal space of owners and players anymore. So when another bad season ends and your team fired another head coach (like the Kings have), it may be nice to be able to get away from it all in your incredible home overlooking Lake Tahoe and hidden from prying eyes in the woods.
For $35 million, you can have just such a place: Mastrov's get-away.
If you are worried about becoming large as you live large in this 14,000 square foot home – well, don't. If climbing these stairs doesn't hep you burn a few calories, maybe the basketball court, three-hole golf course with a practice green, swimming pool, 13.6 acres that are a hiker's dream, and two gyms (one of which is located off of the master suite) will help you keep trim.
Of course, if you are not worried about your waistline, there are few places that are better for just kicking back, relaxing, and forgetting about the rest of the world.
For those times you want to bring friends out for a dinner party, the dining room is large enough for all of your friends, and will provide them with an excellent view of the lake.
The breakfast nook in the kitchen has a pretty nice view of the lake as well.
The master suite comes with raised ceilings, a fireplace, balcony, and like most rooms in the house, a tremendous view of the lake.
For your guests, there is a guesthouse with four bedrooms, four suites in the main house, and a multi-use dormitory. Maybe, just maybe, the house has the perfect place for you to meet all your guests first thing in the morning.
After grabbing a cup of coffee from the kitchen, that is.
It will be hard not to enjoy the game room, home theater, bar, golf course, and the wine room for all their worth, but when you have all of this to enjoy, you might find it kind of hard to be inside.
So, if you have a really, really good night at the casinos in Vegas or if you win the lottery, this dream house can be all yours.