Wife Tells Husband to Take Up a Hobby, He Builds a Giant Wine Cork Rhinoceros Two California couples, Jim and Mary Lambert of Carmichael, and Bob and Di Nelson of Fair Oaks, have spent the last three years making a life-size rhinoceros sculpture out of plywood, foam and 12,000 wine corks.
Castello di Amorosa ~ Calistoga, Napa Valley: Dario Sattui (owner of V. Sattui) built a 121,000 square foot Castle to showcase his small lots of of mostly Italian-style wines. Even if you are not a wine enthusiast, this place is definitely worth a visit. It's magnificently beautful.
Queen Mary's Dolls House at Windsor Castle ... have wanted to travel to see it for years. In perfect inch-to-the foot scale. Built with running water, a wine cellar with real wine, working elevators, it's a true masterpiece.
Emerald Cay is a 2.32 acre private island located in the Turks and Caicos chain of islands. Emerald Cay features a remote-controlled bridge that leads to an elaborate castle, surrounded by a clear turquoise moat. It is said that Emerald Cay is one of the most luxurious private islands ever built. Among the many luxuries inside the 30,000 square foot castle "home" is a three-story library and a 6,000 bottle wine cellar. There are also two adjoining swimming pools with a waterfall. It can be…
Atherton - New Construction, Top Location, Prime Circus Club area cul-de-sac, stunning Traditional Colonial, 6 En-Suite Bedrooms, white oak floors throughout, dramatic living room w/16 foot high ceilings, large open kitchen/family room, exquisite library, entertainment area, wine cellar, custom built ins, surrounded by beautiful sweeping lawns, specimen trees, garden paths, pool, spa, arbor covered outdoor bbq, pool house.
In Holmby Hills, 38,000-square-foot mansion, built by the investor and developer Gala Asher, came on the market in April for $150 million. The ultramodern house, on the prestigious Carolwood Drive, has a 5,300-square-foot master suite and a club level with bar, dance floor, wine room, lap pool, theater complex, beauty parlor and massage rooms. The property also includes several guesthouses and staff housing.