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Celeb R.E.: Silver Spoons Ricky Schroder's Former Calabasas Home with Vegas Inspiration Looking for a Buyer

Schroder image courtesy Wikipedia/Staff Sgt. Bennie J. Davis III. Images courtesy Keller Williams
Back on March 11, 2015, the always informative Lauren Beale at LA Times Hot Property discussed the former Calabasas family home of Ricky Schroder hitting the market on February 12, 2015 for $5,498,950 which was later reduced $500K to $4,998,950 on April 10, 2015 and still available at the time of this writing. 

Ricky Schroder was a child star who grew to fame on the hit TV show, Silver Spoons, where I was jealous of Schroder's toy train that could be ridden around the house. I always wanted one in my house but no luck till this day. If you dont know what I am talking about, check out the clip at 1:19.

The home measures 5 Beds/7 Baths on 9, 166 sqft on a total lot size of 0.43 acres built in 1987. It seems that Schroder's family purchased this home brand new in 1987 shortly after Silver Spoons ended with Schroder attending Calabasas high school for his senior year. The family later sold on December 7, 1989 for $2,816,000. The home today looks like a Vegas nightclub with neon lights throughout the house included near the pool, bar/billiards room, and an overall resort like feel. I am not sure and doubt that the house existed like this back when Schroder lived in it and was probably updated with the most recent owners. The listing description states:
SHANGRI-LA awaits with grandeur and exquisite attention to detail in this spectacular, almost 10,000 square-foot CUSTOM hilltop residence located in the prestigious VISTA POINTE guard gated community! With some of the BEST VIEWS in all of Calabasas, from the mountains and city lights, to the golf course below, greet the lucky resident as well as fortunate visitors in this FORMER CELEBRITY OWNED, entertainers paradise! Featuring 3 MASTER BEDROOM SUITES each with sitting room, fireplace and balconies, palatial grand foyer with Vegas style splendor, 4 staircases, HUGE 8 CAR GARAGE w/ granite flooring, panoramic view windows in living room and spacious game room with wet bar. Enjoy feature movies in your 138" screening room. Additional features include a personal gym, piano room, library, office, formal dining, family room, and lavish chefs kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances! Throughout the residence you will be in awe at the copious amounts of custom stonework, ironwork, parquet flooring, cabinetry, lighting, top of the line audio and glasswork. Outside indulge in resort living elegance on sprawling grounds featuring 44' custom pool with endless, breathtaking views, spa and fountains, zen like Koi pond, waterfall and enough patio area to entertain all!
After the Calabasas home, Schroder got married in 1992 and built a custom ranch house in Colorado on a 55,550 acre plot with his new wife. Then they got into the house flipping game and fixed and sold properties in Scottsdale, Arizona and Colorado. Then they moved back to California to live in Topanga in March 2005 with their last known transaction was the purchase of a Malibu home in 2007.  

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Marty Mcfly

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