Kent Hahne, one of the founders of the Italian restaurant chain Vapiano, is selling his seven-acre estate in Great Falls. Complete with a curvaceous kitchen and extra-wide fridge and freezer this colonial has it all. Pool and waterfall out back, exercise room below, and fireplace in the master bedroom the home seems a steal at a little less than three million. With six Vapianos in the immediate area, and almost a hundred around the rest of the world, Hahne (who is in fact German, not Italian) made a name for himself by using technology to increase the self-service part of the restaurant model so more staff time could be used for creating fresh ingredients in-house. All herbs and greens, for example, are grown in an enclosed space within the restaurant and the dough and pasta are made in on-site in full view of the customers.
· Listing: 211 Carrwood Road [Sotheby's International Realty]
· Vapiano [OfficialSite]
· Vapiano history [Wikipedia]