’s Top 5 Picks of the Week: Valley Estate & Vineyard and Mississippi Civil War Inn

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Valley Estate, Vineyard & Wine Business

This sprawling, 39-acre Mediterranean estate on Spring Mountain has been placed on the market for $18.8 million. It houses six bedrooms and bathrooms, a library, a gym, an office, and seven fireplaces, and an 80-foot-long swimming pool, private helipad, guesthouse, and gazebo all sit on its manicured grounds.

Valley Estate & Vineyard

The Napa Valley property also boasts a small winery that can be purchased separately for $9.5 million: Juslyn Vineyards is a well-established brand that already has an inventory and loyal clientele, making it the perfect turnkey for those looking to quickly buy into the business.

The Black Apartment

Cindy Gallop’s splendid 3,800-square-foot apartment is tucked within a re-purposed 1904 YMCA building in New York, in a space formerly used as a men’s locker room. Designed by Stefan Boublil, the opulent pad–currently on the market for $5.995 million–was inspired by the dark and sultry atmosphere of its owner’s favorite Shanghai bar.

Black Apartment

Donned in shades of black accentuated with lush velvet hues, the warmly lit home boasts three bedrooms and baths. Though its master suite has no walls, a stylish drape system allows the area to be cordoned off, providing ample privacy.  Salted with a slew of oddities and extraordinary artwork, the home is without a doubt one of the most unique residences in the city.

The lavish loft is also a media star, having been used as a set in the “Law & Order” TV series and as a backdrop in Notorious B.I.G.’s music video “Nasty Girl.”

New Orleans Church Conversion

The site of the largest living roof garden currently in New Orleans, this 13,292 square-foot building has donned many masks since it was erected in 1927. Originally built as a house of worship, the structure was bought and converted into a dance studio by Ballet Hysell in the 1980s, fit with a large studio long ago used by notable dancers such as Mikhail Baryshnikov during the Russian Ballet’s first-ever American tour.

New Orleans Church

The estate underwent a major facelift under its current owners, who transformed it into the livable space it is today, by implementing new electrical, cooling and heating, and plumbing systems, adding additional structures, relocating its elevator shaft, and installing its famous roof garden.

The building houses six bedrooms and eight bathrooms, which include three fully-equipped one-bedroom apartments that may be entered from a different street, and rented out to other families (currently their combined rent rakes in approximately $3,275 per month).

Contemporary Atlanta Home

Scheduled to be auctioned absolute on May 8th, this 7,800-square-foot southern belle serves as a perfect example of Atlanta’s contemporary real estate. The five-story building was designed by Jova Daniels Busby, best known for designing the Atlanta Civic Center and Carter Center.

Contemporary Atlanta Home

The splendid, five-bedroom, five-bath structure has marble floors and high ceilings, along with glass walls that overlook stunning views of the city from an awesome roof terrace. It also comes with a handful of luxurious features, including smart-house controls, custom cabinetry, and a 200-bottle wine storage space.

Mississippi Civil War Inn

This 50,000-square-foot property currently listed at $2.495 million is brimming with history, having served as a Union hospital during the Civil War. Previously known as Cedar Grove mansion, the former residential home–which took ten years to complete–was ordered by wealthy southerner John Alexander Klein back in the mid-1800s, after he was wed.

Mississippi Civil War Home

Though it serves a more commercial purpose in present day, it is still adorned by many of the furnishings the newlyweds picked up during their year-long honeymoon in Europe. Now a fantastic inn frequented by slews of vacationers, the charming and historic locale is comprised of 30 bedrooms and an in-house restaurant, though it can certainly be converted back into its elegant, original form as a single-family residence.

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