More news from the Stuff I Won't Be Buying Dept.: Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak's house in Los Gatos, CA, was bought by some developers who did some extensive remodelling. But they left most of Woz's additions for his kids intact. The feature list includes:
Asking price: $10 million.
The Little Mermaid Bedroom features an original Little Mermaid mural painted by original Disney artist Erick "The Wiz" Castellan.
The Children's Discovery Complex, a 500sf collection of rooms on multiple levels that serve as an interior children's playground, complete with separate bedroom, firemans' pole, stairs, ladders, slides, and more, "accessed through a tiny, kid-size door surrounded by elaborate molding with a dinosaur design."
Woz's Cave, commissioned from the SF Academy of Sciences, it's a set of authentic prehistoric limestone caves that feature dinosaur footprints, stalactites, stalagmites, embedded gemstones, mineral shells, and other fossilized materials in the limestone strata. There's a window view up into the koi pond, and a complete audio/video entertainment center, too. [You know, just like in prehistoric times.]
6 BDRS. 7 1/2 BTHS. w/CAVE [sfgate.com via archinect]
more info, a brochure, and a gratuitous Thomas Kinkade quote, at LegendaryEstate.com
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