Saku Koivu’s former Irvine estate returns to market at $6.795 million

The Shady Canyon home is back on the market for 13.5% more than what the former Ducks center sold it for in October.
(Surterre Properties | Inset: Los Angeles Times)

An Irvine estate formerly owned by retired NHL center Saku Koivu has been listed for sale at $6.795 million.

The longtime Montreal Canadiens and Anaheim Ducks player, who announced his retirement in September, sold the home in mid-October for $6 million. Four months removed and since remodeled, it’s back on the market for 13.5% more than the recent sale price.

Set on half an acre in Shady Canyon, the Tuscan-inspired residence is distinguished by fossilized stone and reclaimed brick exterior with antique roof tiles. Elaborate archways, limestone flooring and fireplaces imported from France are among the interior details.

Recent updates to the 7,538-square-foot floor plan includes a new kitchen complete with a long cook’s island/breakfast bar and custom cabinetry. Others spaces include grand formal areas, a 1,500-bottle wine cellar and game room. A master wing highlights the seven bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms.


Telescoping walls of glass open onto a covered loggia of more than 1,000 square feet. A guest casita, an outdoor kitchen and a pool complete the grounds.

Koivu, who played for the Ducks in 2009-14, bought the home in October 2009 for $4.795 million.

Jacqueline Thompson of Surterre Properties is the listing agent.

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