City Views, North America, Travel Advice

Travel Photo Thursday – Sedona, AZ

July 21, 2011 • By

I could have sworn that I built something like this on The SIMS!

Today’s picture is a curiosity that I couldn’t help but to discover during my trip to Sedona, AZ.  It’s a humongous 8k sft mansion located right across from the famed Cathedral of the Cross.  Since the Cathedral draws thousands of visitors a year, one could surmise that the owner of the mansion is not exactly a shrinking violet.

The property was bought for 286,000.00 US about ten years ago and took almost that long to finish the house.  The landscape is nothing short of a masterpiece, as you can see below, their koi pond is worth a cool million bucks.

It must be nice to have koi living larger than some people

There has been lots of speculation of who actually owned the house.  Many thought the honor belonged to Johnny Depp and others speculated that it was Nicholas Cage since he spent a lot of time in the city.  Only recently has it become public knowledge that the honor belongs to a Dr. Ioan Cosmescu from Romania.  He got his millions the old fashioned way…he earned it.  He is the inventor of the laser scalpel used in lasik eye surgery (winning!) among other inventions.

Nope, you can never be too rich….

If you want to see the inside of the mansion, take a look here.  You know you want to.  ;-D