Hot New Feature for Luxury Homes: Moat
Also: Dental chairs, Botox stations
By Kate Seamons, Newser Staff
Posted Dec 26, 2013 9:34 AM CST
OK, so it's not exactly a moat like this...   (©)

(Newser) – The Los Angeles Times takes a look at the latest bells and whistles attached to luxury real estate, and they're definitely not of the "media room" or "five-car garage" variety. One hot one: a moat. Seriously. JLo's former Bel-Air villa has a "stone-lined waterway," and Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady's Brentwood manse has a moat (crafted to look like "a winding stream") as well. The Times cites a $36 million Beverly Hills home with one, too.

Other fringe benefits for buyers with bank, many dreamed up by builders looking to wow—and rake in a little more per square foot:

  • Botox stations
  • dental chairs
  • closets absolutely covered in hand-stitched leather
  • a $17 million "hand-carved" bathroom
  • a poker room featuring a jewel-encrusted table
  • room-sized safes
  • a fully-equipped hospital room
  • a 3,000-bottle, wall-long wine cellar ... in the kitchen