By Diane TumanWhether you’re a wine connoisseur, or simply a recreational imbiber who could care less about vintage, bouquet, and fragrance but enjoys a good glass of wine, you know that storing wine is important.
A dark, temperature-controlled space is ideal, but sometimes a kitchen cabinet is the only spot. Take a look at how wine is stored in these multi-million-dollar homes that contain spectacular wine cellars, towers, closets, and rooms.
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Notable: Located on the Atlantic Ocean in Bridgehampton, NY, this new, gambrel-style shingled estate of 13,000 sq. ft. includes 10 bedrooms, 10.5 bathrooms, a guest house with a pool, cabana, sauna, movie theatre, game room, gym, and one of the most incredible wine cellars in the Hamptons. As far as Bridgehampton real estate goes, this home is hardly among the priciest as many are listed in the double digits. The mid-point of Bridgehampton home values is now $1,203,800.
Address: 109 Todd Pond Rd, Lincoln, MA 01773
Notable: Located on Todd Pond (the better-known Walden Pond is just a few miles away), this mansion on 10 acres contains a hand-crafted wine cellar, plus many other indulgences such as a mahogany library milled in Europe, outdoor living area with stone fireplace, pool solarium, full spa and sauna, bowling alley, gym, rock wall, and tennis court. Presently, this home is at the top of the heap for Lincoln real estate; The mid-point of Lincoln home values is presently $775,000.
Notable: Fill up this incredible wine storage space with your favourite vintage. This elegant 13,118-sq. ft. home outside of Atlanta is set on 3+ private acres and has an in-ground pool, and beautiful fireplace in the kitchen. This home is at the top of the Paces real estate market where the mid-point of Paces home values is $669,000.
Notable: Located in Hunts Point, WA, a suburb of Seattle and home to celebrities such as Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and saxophonist Kenny G, this gated, Northwest Mediterranean-style mansion overlooks 100 feet of waterfront on Lake Washington. Described as a toy land for grown-ups, this mansion contains a movie theatre, full sports bar, pool table, sauna, and wine cellar. Hunts Point real estate is among the priciest in the Seattle region; Hunts Point home values are coming in at $5,680,000. Yowza.
Address: (undisclosed), Englewood, NJ 07631
Notable: Located just eight miles from midtown Manhattan, this impressive estate has the sensibility of British royalty. High-end details include antique fireplaces, French-mitered herringbone wood floors, and reclaimed chateau limestone. An extensive collector's wine cellar is found on the lower level. An elevator services all three floors. Compared with other Englewood real estate, this home's value is well above the mid-point of Englewood home values of $326,500.
Address: 309 Taconic Rd, Greenwich, CT 06831
Notable: In addition to an incredible wine cellar with seating for eight during delectable tastings, this 26,000-sq ft Greenwich, CT manor home is set on 21 acres and has its own private theatre and an elegant lap pool under a Tuscan-yellow arched ceiling. As for Greenwich real estate, this home well exceeds the mid-point of Greenwich home values of $1,069,500.
Notable: This new-construction Tuscan-style home offers 22,000-sq. ft. with 11 bedrooms and 12 bathrooms. The wine cellar, with a climate-controlled system, can hold 2,550 bottles and seat eight for dinner. The master suite measures 3,500-sq. ft. and contains his-and-hers steam baths. Additional features include a home theatre, elevator, fitness centre with full gym, massage room, wet and dry sauna, and a bath/dressing area with a whirlpool spa. As most everyone knows, Bel Air real estate is among the priciest in the country. Presently, the mid-point of Bel Air home values is $2,950,000.
Address: 33 Shreve Dr, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Notable: The clean lines in this home's slick, contemporary design carry over to the wine room, which is encased in glass and wood to bring a touch of art and form to the function of storing wine. Naturally, this home is at the top end of Laguna Beach real estate where the mid-point of Laguna Beach home values is $1,499,000.
Notable: A chandelier is a simple, but telling touch in this elegant mansion that blends Old World grace with modern amenities. The main entry showcases a grand, double-sided staircase cast in bronze, silver, and gold leaf with a 19th-century, stained glass skylight overhead. The 20,000-sq.ft. home also includes eight fireplaces, a private theatre, spa, sauna, gym, and enormous wine storage. Water Mill real estate is not for the faint of heart; the mid-point of Water Mill home values is presently $ 2,071,600.
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