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Location: Dallas, Texas
The Skinny: One of Dallas' finest properties, this ten-acre estate was formerly the home of oil man H.L. Hunt and his children, Super Bowl founder Lamar Hunt and Rosewood hotels chief Caroline Hunt. After the Hunt family sold off the 18,000-square-foot mansion, it underwent an extensive renovation at the hands of its new owners. That revamp transformed the traditional manse into a veritable funhouse, including home theater, arcade, billiards room, swimming pool, putting green, tennis courts, a 10,000-bottle wine cellar, and one of the country's most elaborate private bowling alleys. Best of all, the four-lane bowling alley was a purchased as a "fantasy gift" from a Neiman Marcus Christmas Book, that ages-old purveyor of lavish presents like $100K chicken coops and $75K yurts. The catalog price for the bowling alley started at $1.45M, but it did produce the "craziest home bowling alley on the planet." With the owners spending that much on quirky Christmas gifts, it's no wonder that this mega-estate is currently listed for a whopping $24.9M.
· Dallas Landmark Estate [Christie's International Real Estate]
· Here Now, the Craziest Home Bowling Alley on the Planet [Curbed National]