Yorba Linda mansion of race car driver Graham Rahal asks $8 million
IndyCar driver Graham Rahal has put his modern hilltop estate in Yorba Linda on the market for $8 million.
Perched atop one of Orange County’s highest peaks on a 3-acre lot with canyon, city and distant ocean views, the home — built in 2011 for Carlito Jocson, the corporate executive chef and vice president for Yard House restaurants — offers 8,320 square feet of living space with floor-to-ceiling windows, a restaurant-caliber kitchen and an open-concept floor plan.
A flush-mount fireplace warms the living room, which opens to the formal dining area with its multiple Edison bulb chandelier.
There’s also a breakfast room.
Other interior features include a billiards room, a 13-person home theater and a 1,200-bottle wine room.
The spacious master suite boasts his and hers walk-in closets and a spa-like bathroom with a large shower and a separate sunken tub. Floor-to-ceiling windows slide away and pocket into the walls to offer access to the zero-edge infinity swimming pool flanked by two glass-tiled fire pits in the backyard.
According to the design firm DKY Architects, the house was designed to promote “a true indoor-outdoor living and entertaining experience.”
In addition to the pool, there’s a full-size kitchen with ample bar-seating and a wood-fired pizza oven, a basketball court and a meditation garden lined with olive trees.
The drought-tolerant grounds offer plenty of room for a helipad.
A four-car garage, expansive car park and whole-home Crestron system complete the offerings.
Raj Qsar and Christina Boladian of The Boutique Real Estate Group hold the listing.
Rahal, 31, is the son of former racing champ-turned-team owner Bobby Rahal. He’s been driving since 2007. The six-time NTT IndyCar Series winner is married to former drag racing star Courtney Force.
The Rahals are asking 31.3% more than the $6.095 million they paid for the five-bedroom mansion in November 2017, the escrow statement shows.
When they bought their hilltop estate, it was the most expensive home ever sold in the city.
That title now belongs to a hilltop mansion dubbed Satsang, once the location for a shampoo commercial starring Jennifer Lopez. It sold for $9.8 million in February 2019.
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