Tokyo Plans for First 'Wine Apartments'
Where else would there be a complex of "wine apartments" other than Tokyo? In response to Asia's growing thirst for wine, one propery developer is banking on residents' love of wine in their homes.
The wine apartments, developed by Takayuki Suzuki, will have everything a resident wine lover should have: a wine bar and bistro on the ground floor, a 10,000-bottle wine cellar for all residents to access, and — get this — a full-time wine sommelier. Said Suzuki to Decanter.com, the apartments are planned to optimize space for that huge collection of wine bottles. "We are designing rooms that have wine lovers in mind, and extra space for their wine collection will be provided in the underground cellar," he said.
There's only 18 apartments in the complex, due to open September 2012 — better get on it.