It’s time for March Madness, which always makes us a little giddy. Not just for college basketball, although we definitely have our favorites (which we will keep to ourselves so as not to incite a Pac-12 riot). We also get the itch to shoot a few. Houses, that is. Houses with the same level of pristine features and architectural detail and spectacular California views that always make us weak in the knees…but with one difference: they have to be fit for an athlete. Or at least inspired by one.

So today we’ve scoured Previews for some of the most championship-worthy homes in California. The criteria: they had to be awe-inspiring. They had to be showplaces. They had to have a basketball court. And they had to have something a little extra that made us want to make a power move of our own.

Check out these Final Four-worthy homes we’re mad for right now.

 6914 Solano Verde Drive, Somis, CA



This newer estate in Solano Verde offers a total of 28,000 square feet with a 14,000-square-foot main house on more than 22 acres filled with numerous avocado and tangerine trees.

With this property, living among spectacular surroundings is an everyday reality. However, with a gym and basketball court featuring 30-foot ceilings, a lighted, North/South tennis court, a 10-car garage, home theater, art studio, wine room, and a game room with wet bar, you can comfortably and beautifully house the whole team.

6914 Solano Verde Drive is offered for $7,750,000 by Luzette Vidal of  Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage of Westlake Village.



 141 Tuscaloosa, Atherton, CA

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Also make sure to check out the most expensive home for sale in Atherton, as featured in Forbes magazine’s annual list of America’s most expensive zip codes (Atherton was No. 1). We recently featured this rare 3.8-acre estate property in prime West Atherton as our Extraordinary Home of the Week, however it deserves revisiting for the impressive, 10,230 square-foot traditional floorplan, parkland grounds with pool, putting green, and multiple entertainment areas, and the piece de resistance, the detached indoor half basketball court with kitchen and full bath.

141 Tuscaloosa is offered for $33,000,000 by Susie Dews of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Palo Alto Downtown.

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Which home and hoops are you mad for? Tell us in the comments below.