What happens when the World Cup and high-end real estate collide? You get news coverage of homes that are out of the ordinary and fit for the world stage. This week, The Agency’s listing at 9133 Oriole Way was featured in The Financial Times as one of “Five Homes Perfect For World Cup Football Fans.”

Located in the coveted Bird Streets and listed with Blair Chang and Alejandro Aldrete of The Agency, the designer home is perfect for entertaining large groups and watching sports events both indoors and outdoors. Secluded and extremely private, the 12,530 sq. ft. home is owned by Sean Sassounian and was meticulously designed to deliver clean lines with wide open spaces, offering the ultimate California lifestyle.

The dramatic main entrance gives way to a formal living room perfect for hosting friends for a World Cup game, with high ceilings, glass walls all around, spectacular views and a full bar. Or, if you prefer darkness and complete immersion in the game, downstairs offers a home theater with surround sound, custom-installed marble bar-counter and a cinema screen on which to watch and cheer on your favorite teams.

“The property is a short drive from the 27,000-seat StubHub Center,” notes the FT piece, “which is the largest football stadium in the US and home to two Major League Soccer teams, LA Galaxy and Chivas USA.” The other featured homes are in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Surrey, England; Munich, Germany; and Barcelona, Spain.

The resort-like grounds are ideal for relaxing between (or during) games, with an infinity edge pool and spa, complete outdoor kitchen, patios with 270-degree birds-eye views and a gracious dining and entertaining area.

For more information and photos of 9133 Oriole Way, click here.