Colleges: What a Way to go

For most money-shy college students, the height of gracious living consists of an off-campus pad furnished in Salvation Army modern. For a select group of Los Angeles-area students who are working their way through school, gracious living is a Tudor-styled mansion with 13 bathrooms, tennis courts, grotto, swimming pool, and five acres of grounds landscaped with large and small waterfalls and a lagoon.

The spread belongs to Engineer Jack Ryan, 37, design consultant for Mattel, Inc., Los Angeles toy manufacturers, who lives with his wife and two daughters in a house he...

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