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Beyond Dusty Cellar, Wine Cabinets as Costly as a House

London-based furniture designer David Linley, who has built a name for himself by crafting bespoke designs with marquetry inlay and intricate carvings, has just released an outrageous new cabinet topped with small-scale, architecturally precise versions of Bordeaux's foremost wineries. Represented among the Grand Chateau Series are nine estate houses rendered in sycamore, ash, and rosewood, including Chateau Lafite Rothschild and Chateau Margeaux (right). Each wine cabinet holds 18 top vintages and costs roughly $240K. If that seems like an unreasonable sum to pay for wine storage, your thinking seems to be on par with most. After all, the only company that's purchased one of these bad boys so far is a Macau hotel with a three-starred Michelin restaurant and reserves totaling 3,000 bottles. Seems a little out of whack with that man cave.
· David Linley's $240,000 'Chateau' Cabinets [WSJ]