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Meet the Big Kahuna of Estate Amenities: a Private Zip Line

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Photos via Great Estates Auction Company

There's living well, sure, but then there's living in a 16,000-square-foot, eight-bedroom Scottsdale, Ariz., manse with, ahem: two kitchens, an outdoor firepit, an infinity pool that with a grotto, fountains, slide, and 10-person spa, an indoor saltwater aquarium, a 4,700-square-foot gym with a basketball hoop, a 2,000-square-foot woodworking shop, a "guest patio," a playground, an observatory with a retractable roof, a working kids' train modeled after the Santa Fe railway, and the piece de resistance—if there is such a thing in this universe—a 300-foot private, fully functioning zip line. This mind-numbing land of pure imagination, featured in today's Wall Street Journal, was built for $12M by a former president of the University of Phoenix, who's unloading it in early February through an absolute auction—meaning it sells for the highest bid, period.

· Scottsdale Fun House [WSJ]
· Scottsdale, AZ [Grand Estates Auction Company]