Archive for the ‘bowling alley’ Category

A look at Season 8 of American Idol’s Mega Mansion

March 30, 2009

The 34,458 square foot mega-mansion is home to the 11 remaining Idol contestants. Let me tell you this, it is one sweet pad! I did a post on this home a long time ago. It sold for $24 million a while back. The 9 bedroom, 20 bathroom mansion is located on St. Pierre Road in Bel Air, California and was built in 2002. The massive home was built for entertaining and contains an indoor pool with spa, a 20 seat home theater, a 2-lane bowling alley, a gym, indoor basketball/racquetball court, and an outdoor swimming pool.

CLICK HERE for over 150 pictures of the home


Aaron Spelling’s Mega-Mansion hits the market

March 27, 2009

The late producer’s 123 room mega-mansion, The Manor, has finally hit the market. The price? A jaw dropping $150 million. Candy Spelling was rumored to have listed it in 2006 for the same price. The 56,500 square foot behemoth is now the most expensive home on the market in the United States and has beat out Fleur de Lys. The home has a massive foyer with 30 ft. ceilings and a double staircase, 12+ bedrooms, 23 or 26 bathrooms (Candy can’t remember, lol.), a bowling alley, wine cellar, gym, doll room, gift wrapping room, a humidity controlled silver storage room, china room, home theater, library, a 17,000 square foot attic with barber shop and beauty salon, and many many other rooms. The home also has a separate wing that houses 7 bedrooms, a kitchen, five fireplaces, and four bars just for the staff. The grounds of the home include a tennis court, swimming pool with pool house, formal gardens, a reflection pool, a 16-car garge, and a motor court that can amazingly accommodate 100 cars. I think that Candy will have an extremely hard time selling this monstrosity in this horrible economy. During a CBS interview, Candy said that she never planned for the house to be so large and that they eliminated a whole wing of the house during the design stage. So what Candy is saying is that this house would have been even larger! That is simply crazy.

CLICK HERE for an inside look at the mansion

French Mega Manor with Tricked Out 2-story Lower Level

March 13, 2009

This 39,450 square foot French inspired mega-mansion is still “on the boards” and has yet to be built. It was designed by Scholz Design. The mansion has a dining room, library, kitchen with breakfast room, family room, office, multiple galleries, 3 staircases, 1st floor master with massive walk-in closets, a total of 6 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms, laundry room, huge guest quarters, and a 8-car garage. Now, this is where the fun really begins. The lower level has to be one of the coolest and tricked out one I have ever seen. (I would love to see it when built) Paul Parmar’s sports annex is the only other awesome entertainment spaces that comes to mind. This home’s lower level comes complete with multiple recreational spaces, an 18 seat home theater, multiple storage spaces, a wine cellar, huge game room, a gallery, two saunas, locker and changing rooms, an indoor poo with separate hot tub, a large workout room, a full size indoor basketball court, and a bowling alley.

Square Footage Breakdown

First Floor: 9,200 sq.ft
Second Floor: 4,930 sq.ft
Guest Quarters: 2,000 sq.ft
Garages: 3,000 sq.ft
Sports Area 1st and 2nd floors: 3,180 sq.ft
Lower Level Main: 7,000 sq.ft
Lower Level Sports Area: 10,140 sq.ft
= 39,450 sq.ft

22,000 Square Foot Mansion to be built in Chandler, Arizona

February 11, 2009

Location: Oakwood Hills Drive, Chandler, AZ
Square Feet: 22,000

This home will be built in one of Chandler’s most expensive and exclusive gated communities, Oakwood Hills. Oakwood Hills is home to Arizona Cardinals quarterback Matt Leinart and the former home of country singer Waylon Jennings. The home is located in South Chanlder in a suburb called Ocotillo. The builder of this home is Ocotillo Construction. The home is being built for James, a 38-year old man from California who wants to remain unknown. The home will consist of 22,000 square feet in which 10,000 of that is strictly entertainment space. The home will have an indoor basketball court, a bowling alley, billiards room, bar and lounge room, showroom garages, an elevator, and 1.5 acres of pool space with a 500 square foot grotto and 80 ft. water slide.

Cherry Hills Village Mega-Mansions

January 24, 2009

This is a birds eye view of one of Englewood, Colorado’s most prestigious streets. Cherry Hills Park Drive is located in the exclusive Cherry Hills Village. This street is filled with a dozen or so mega-mansions.

This is the mega-mansion of Mike Shanahan. Mike Shanahan is the Broncos’ head coach. I did a post on this home a while back. Mike’s former mansion is down the street and sold for $16 million. This 35,000 square foot monstrosity is currently under construction and will feature amenities such as a bowling alley and indoor racquetball court.

This is a view of 4 of the homes on the street. As you can see, a mega-mansion is currently under construction.

A look at Beverly Hills Mansions!

December 26, 2008

This palatial 30,000 square foot home is located on Nimes Road. It was built by Mohammed Hadid of Hadid Development. I will be doing a post on this house later on and will show inside pictures.

This French manor style mansion is located on Brooklawn Drive.

This 25,000+ square foot mega-mansion under construction is located on N. Faring Road.

Location: Shadow Hill Way

This 42,000 sq.ft. Mansion on a large estate above Sunset Boulevard has 12 bedrooms and 18 bathrooms. The large parking area and fountain provide many shooting angles. The front doors are 28 feet tall. The inside entry holds this very large ‘Y’ shaped staircase with large skylight above the chandelier that is over the staircase. Each main room of this mansion is very large with many windows around giving it a light and airy feel. Other amenities include an indoor pool, a two-lane bowling alley, tennis court, and dining room with an etched glass floor that looks down onto the pool and Jacuzzi area. It has a ballroom with a wet bar. Sauna rooms and Jacuzzis are in some of the many bathrooms. Many fireplaces are also throughout the many rooms. Mariah Carey shot her “Touch My Body” music video here.

Dennis Jones’ St. Louis Mega-Mansion

December 7, 2008

Who: Dennis and Judith Jones
Location: Twin Springs Lane, St. Louis, MO
Price: $8,000,000 to build
Square Feet: 33,000

The retired founder of Jones Pharma Inc. lives here. At 33,000 square feet and a cost of over $8M to build, the “Jones Mansion” is the largest single family dwelling in the St. Louis metro area. The mansion has 9 bedrooms, 9 full and 7 half baths, wine cellar, two-lane bowling alley, indoor racquetball court, an exercise room, a movie theater, a dance studio, wet and dry saunas, and an elevator. The home also has a six car garage, tennis court, and swimming pool.

Massive Tennessee Estate located in Prestigious Gated Community

November 11, 2008

Location: 55 Governors Way, Brentwood, Tennessee

Price: $6,900,000
Square Feet: 19,935
This almost 20,000 square foot mansion is located in the ultra posh gated golf community, Governor’s Club, in Brentwood. This home literally has it all. The home has a gourmet kitchen, great room, home theater, indoor basketball court, a 2-lane bowling alley, billiards room, and a golf simulator. The backyard contains a network of multiple pools that have a rock waterfall and a waterslide, an outdoor kitchen, and a screened in porch. The home’s heated garage can fit four tour buses. This mansion was built for entertaining and with a $1,000,000 price reduction, it won’t last long.
Click here for the listing

Broncos’ Head Coach’s Real Estate Extravagance

October 26, 2008

( Shanahan’s old mansion)

The Broncos’ Head Coach, Mike Shanahan and his wife Peggy, sold their Cherry Hills Village mansion for $16 million. The home included 19,375 square feet 7 bedrooms and 10 baths.The home is located at 20 Cherry Hills Park Drive. Mike Shanahan reportedly makes $5 million a year from coaching. He just pocketed 5 years worth of salary. Now, Mike and his wife are putting that money into an even bigger project. They are planning to build an even larger home that is just a stone’s throw away from the one they just sold. The home is going to take a year to construct and is going to be 34,927 square feet. The home is going to include numerous amenities and will be perfect for enterataining the Broncos players. The main floor will include two offices, a gallery, a music and living room, a gathering room, a dining room, a conservatory, a kid’s arcade / playroom, a master bedroom, and a guest bedroom. The lower level is an entertainment paradise. It will consist of a two lane bowling alley, a lounge, a poker room, a video-golf room, an indoor racquetball court, a shuffleboard table, and 4 bedrooms. The massive home will also have 6 fireplaces, a 3,600 square foot 6-car garage, a 2,150 square foot quest house, a “wine residence / guest house, a large swimming pool, and two bridges. 
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Massive Colorado Estate

October 13, 2008

Location: 10687 Evans Ridge Road, Parker, CO

Price: $22,000,000
Square Feet: 50,397 (42,000 finished)
This 72 acre estate is one of the largest homes in the state of Colorado. It quite possibly has every imaginable amenity you could think of. The 50,000 square foot mega mansion consists of 11 bedrooms, 24 bathrooms, and 10 fireplaces. Upon entering, you are greeted by a magnificent marble rotunda that features large columns. The foyer leads into the elegant formal living room that features floor to ceiling windows, a limestone fireplace, and a baby grand piano. The formal dining room connects to the caterers kitchen and entertaining bar and is located next to a stairhall which is perfect for easy access to the basement during parties. The home features numerous sweeping staircases that have extremely detailed wrought iron rails. If you don’t want to walk up and down stairs to navigate through the 50,000 square feet of living space, you can use one of the home’s two elevators. There are two kitchens on the main floor; a family kitchen and a caterer’s kitchen. The full service catering kitchen can accomodate a large staff and has a huge walk in pantry and a cocktail bar. The library wing spans 3,000 square feet and contains a library, kitchenette, workstation alcove, conference room, music room, office, and two private decks. The library features floor to ceiliong paneling  and cherry wood cabinets. This mansion contains 2 master retreats and numerous guest bedrooms. There is a sweeping staircase that leads to the entertainment section of the home, which is of course the fully furnished basement. The recreational level of the home includes consists of two floors and features countless amenities that are perfect for keeping you party guests entertained. The first level contains a home theater with a snack bar, wine cellar with wrought iron door, a family room, a custom cherry wood bar, and a large space for other entertainment uses. The second level of the recreational level inlcudes a conference room, an exercise room, 2-lane bowling alley, a lounge, and your very own nightclub with a stage! (perfect for karaoke night) The estate also features a huge indoor pool with changing rooms and bathrooms. The grounds of this exceptional estate include cascading waterfalls, a pond, and a 3,406 square foot caretakers house. There is also a 16 car garage.This could all be yours for the low price of $22,000,000. I think that this is a steal due to the sheer size of the home and the endless amenities that come along with it. Imagine all the parties you could throw at this exquisite estate! 
Click here to visit the home’s website