Elegant In-Home Bowling Alley
Let's be honest: We're all feeling a tad sluggish today after yesterday's heavy Thanksgiving feast. Hitting the gym sounds too strenuous, but a bit of bowling could be the perfect way to burn off some of those extra Turkey Day calories. Luckily, we've got just the house for that.
Location: Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.
Listed By: K. Ann Brizolis of Prudential California Realty
Within this gated estate in Rancho Santa Fe, we found what could possibly be the most handsome bowling alley on the planet, with its stone archways, beamed ceilings and hand-carved walnut furniture. An underground path lined with stone walls and candlelit sconces leads to the space and its adjacent game room.
Believe it or not, the bowling alley may not even be this home's most incredible feature. The six-bedroom main residence is equipped with a 13-seat, Oscar-themed movie theater, plus a Roman spa surrounded by mosaic tile walls and Italian stone statues and columns. Outside, the home is bordered by eight -- yes, eight -- botanical gardens with hundreds of date palms, specimen trees, pines and rose bushes. Honestly, words don't do them justice -- you've just got to see these spaces for yourself.