With the combination of finding this home over Thanksgiving and it having a bowling alley, the turkey jokes are endless. The home, however, is no laughing matter. Listed by Prudential California Realty, this gated estate in Rancho Santa Fe is currently listed for $22.5 million. It 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.
As striking as the bowling alley is, it isn’t even the most stunning feature of the home. 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 got to see these spaces for yourself.