TAKE A TOUR OF IN-HOME BOWLING INSTALLATIONS

One might expect Maria Sharapova to have a tennis court at her expansive home in Southern California, but one surprising amenity is a pair of bowling lanes in the basement.

“They told me that it’s like a professional alley, so that if there are any pros that want to come and bowl at my house, you know where to find me,” Sharapova said via Architectural Digest.

You can take a tour of her house here: https://www.eonline.com/de/news/1260268/a-bowling-alley-inside-maria-sharapovas-beachside-minimalist-mansion.

The PBA50 Bud Moore Classic, named after Niagara Falls Bowling Association Hall of Fame member Bud Moore, will begin at Bowlero Centreville in Centreville, Va., on Saturday, May 8. But it won’t end there.

On May 11, action will move approximately five minutes away for the stepladder finals in the basement of a home built in 2017 by Moore’s son. The basement includes a two-lane installation complete with an overhead red and blue neon sign proclaiming, “Bud Moore Lanes.”

As the Niagara Gazette reported, walking into the basement is like entering a time machine, with lots of vintage touches complemented by a few modern conveniences. You can read about this unique installation, and why the two lanes are numbered 13-14, here: https://www.niagara-gazette.com/sports/local_sports/niagara-falls-bud-moore-celebrated-in-virginia-with-bowling-alley-pba-event/article_2b3df723-ca3d-5d69-a2ba-99a453114a3f.html.

Rollerball Mini lanes from US Bowling Corporation were featured on episode four of the second season of “Rock the Block” on HGTV. The reality program brings together noted designers and renovation professionals who compete against one another as teams, utilizing a set budget and facing a fairly tight time limit.

US Bowling Corporation’s equipment, including its PULSE Scoring Entertainment System, was featured in the episode that focused on renovating basements. A picture of the installation will be featured in the May issue of BCM.

If all this talk of in-home bowling lanes has you reaching for your checkbook to obtain a “bowling estate” of your own, be aware that there’s such a property for sale in Oregon’s Willamette Valley wine country.

The two-lane installation is part of a 23,000-square-foot hillside mansion that also includes a pitched-roof pool lounge, an elegant ballroom, a professional karaoke machine, a cherry wood bar with an automated cocktail machine, and 189 chandeliers.

The asking price: $10 million.

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