And that wasn't even what Rowan wanted for the residence on Meadow Lane: It was listed with an asking price of $34 million.
The 9,000-square-foot traditional cedar shingle home boasts six bedrooms and 6½ baths, but the surrounding property may be the real selling point. Situated on 2.3 extensively landscaped acres of New York's Long Island -- featuring formal gardens, a path to the ocean, a heated oceanfront infinity pool, and a covered summer-dining area -- the house provides views of Halsey Neck Pond, the Shinnecock Bay and, of course, the Atlantic Ocean.
Inside are such appointments as floating staircases and limestone floors. The master suite includes an oceanfront balcony, fireplace and dressing room. Additional bedrooms feature baths that include three types of imported marble. The downstairs has a large living room, intimate library, formal dining room and elaborate kitchen.
The 50-year-old, Rowan, a co-founder of Apollo Global Management, was listed by Forbes as the 854th richest person in the world as of last month, with a net worth of $1.5 billion.
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Location: Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.
Sq. Ft.: 16,500
So you've got the 13-seat movie theater, underground path with stone walls and sconces, hand-carved walnut furniture, game room, Roman spa with mosaic walls, Italian stone fountains, tennis court, 10-car garage and -- drumroll -- dog-grooming station. Yeah, that all comes with this jaw-dropper. But a two-lane bowling alley? That's just rad.
So you can sunbathe and not get sunburned at home. If you get tired of soaking in ultraviolet-free rays, you've also got a bowling alley and tennis court at your disposal. And lots of vintage wine in the wine cellar.
No room for swimming laps in this puppy. But that's not what it's about: You've got the billiards table, bowling alley and tennis court for exercise. (OK, maybe it's a stretch to consider billiards a form of exercise.)
We're not quite sure why this house is called "Tabula Rasa" -- the epistemological theory that humans are born as blank slates without any built-in mental content. One interpretation: The original owner feels he willed this mega-mansion into existence. It boasts its own private indoor basketball court and two-lane bowling alley.
Touted as "Buckhead's finest estate," this Southern mansion sits on three private acres and boasts a picture-perfect pool and hot tub in the back. But what really caught our eye was the home's golf simulator.
For those elusive roller-hockey aficionados: Odds are, during the games here, checking is a big no-no; you nail someone into the boards in this arena, and they've got a good chance of tumbling over them.
Location: Castle Rock, Colo.
Price: $3.999 million
Sq. Ft.: 10,668
Stretching 73 acres, this estate delivers a whole lot of real estate and clearly had an owner at some point who adores our national pastime. In addition to a baseball diamond and indoor batting range, the mansion offers a stunning backyard pool and seven-car garage.
Location: Incline Village, Nev.
Price: $49.9 million
Sq. Ft.: 2,368
For some tycoons there may come a time when collecting cars gets old. If that happens, they should buy this compound. It has a garage that is so big that you can store nine buses in it. The residence spans five parcels that can be purchased individually. They contain the Main House, Lake House and Carriage House (which houses the garage).