In the 2017 March 25th Saturday online edition of Business Insider, an article caught the attention of the International Montreal Butler Academy: New Jersey’s most expensive home is back on the market for $48.8 million — take a look inside.
The article starts with:
“The Stone Mansion, a 30,000-square-foot property located on the former Frick Estate of New Jersey’s exclusive Alpine community, is back on the market for $48.8 million.
Still New Jersey’s most expensive home, it features 12 bedrooms, 19 bathrooms, and extravagant features like an indoor basketball court and a 4,000-bottle wine cellar”.
After a mere seventy five words in the description of the property the author mention the presence of a “4,000-bottles wine cellar“.
A simple calculation:
@ $125 per bottle (average) a full wine cellar such as this one is worth: half a million dollars.
@ $1000 per bottle (average) a full wine cellar such as this one is worth: four million dollars.
If the cellar includes large formats, collections and rare vintages you can easily double the last estimate.
Do you think that the next butler/house manager that will be selected to fill this posting will be required to know a few things about wine?
In Vino Veritas!
PS: the presence of a fine wine cellar is a must found in all fine houses nowadays