Coto de Caza
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Home of the Week: Coto de Caza

The property maintains its privacy with 30-foot ficus trees. A short drive away is Coto de Caza’s 44,000-square-foot clubhouse, two 18-hole golf courses designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr., a racquet club and an aquatic center. (Ken Drake)
The $13.9-million asking price includes a Chrysler Gem golf cart. (Ken Drake)
The car museum/carriage house can hold at least 20 cars -- including Gephart’s 1929 Packard Opera Coupe and 1961 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud -- and 300 party guests. The Gepharts often host charity fund-raisers, including a recent Valentine’s Day event at which 144 people sat down among the museum’s cars for a black-tie dinner. (Ken Drake)
The 2 1/2 -acre spread is located in Coto de Caza, a private, 5,000-acre gated resort community near Mission Viejo in Orange County. (Ken Drake)
The 8,000-square-foot, four-bathroom “carriage house” comes with a wine-tasting room, travertine floors, motorized skylights, an audio system, a home theater with a 12-foot roll-down screen, a restaurant-quality kitchen, butler’s pantry and Lalique bathroom sinks. (Ken Drake)
The house has a professional-style kitchen, a breakfast room, an oak-paneled library, a wine cellar, a billiard room/home theater, a workout room, five fireplaces, a four-car garage, a separate carriage house and a hobby room. (Ken Drake)
Venture capitalist Thomas Gephart and his wife refurbished the 1990 home. (Ken Drake)