*edit*instead of directing to the slide show, I figured it would be easier to just post everything here.
Is it a house or a mall?
Corona del Mar, Calif.
In 1996, software company founder Frank Pritt shelled out $13 million for three oceanfront lots on the rugged bluffs of Corona del Mar, a casual but expensive enclave in Southern California's Orange County. Pritt spent the next six years building Portabello, a sprawling, 22,000-square-foot contemporary mansion with an organically undulating roof line and a private mall. That’s right, a private mall. After failing to sell in 2006 when it was listed with a hefty asking price of $75 million, the eight-bedroom and 10-bathroom property was recently listed again, with a price tag of $49.6 million.
His own car museum
In addition to two saltwater swimming pools connected by a 200-foot spiral tunnel slide and an underground 15-car garage/car museum with a hydraulic lift, the custom mansion includes a kitschy, subterranean mall-like entertainment complex modeled after one in the owner’s hometown of Charleston, W.Va.
No rental shoes in this alley
A full-size, two-lane bowling alley has automatic ball return and pin setting, an electronic scoreboard, bowling shoes of every size and balls of every weight and color. A mirrored wall reflects a curving wall of floor-to-ceiling glass that opens into the lower level of the inner courtyard, where the swimming pools are located.
Movies on demand
Neon lights, movie posters and a marquee that reads "Rialto" mark the entrance to the Hollywood-style movie theater with stadium seating for 12 and a blue velvet, tasseled curtain.
A taste of home
Milkshakes and other '50s fare can be whipped up at the diner, named the Blossom Dairy Café. Pritt had the walls covered with murals that depict scenes from his hometown, including the house in which he grew up and the college he attended.