This $159 Million Mansion For Sale In Hillsboro Beach Is Basically A French Palace And Amusement Park At The Same Time
The most expensive home for sale in the United States is right here in Broward County.
A Hillsboro Beach mansion known as Le Palais Royal is now back on the market for $159 million. That's $20 million more than the estate's original asking price in 2014 before it was delisted.
The property is being brokered by ONE Sotheby’s International Realty CEO and founder Mayi de la Vega, and the price increase reflects a second phase of construction that will get underway on a secondary lot, for a total of about 4.5 acres of land.
The 60,500-square-foot beachfront mansion has 11 bedrooms (three of those are master bedrooms, plus an additional "presidential" master suite) and 17 bathrooms. The home also includes an 18-seat IMAX home theater—one of the first in the world, according to a representative for One Sotheby's—a $2 million marble staircase, 1,300-gallon aquarium, an infinity-edge pool with a suspended glass-bottom Jacuzzi, six waterfalls, and a subterranean garage that can hold up to 30 vehicles.
Miami-based architect and interior designer Denio Madera, who handled the home's interior design, said Le Palais Royal was inspired by the Palace of Versailles and other European castles. As such, the home is clad in 22-karat gold leaf, from the entrance gate and front door to the central staircase and kitchen cabinets. All together, the gold leaf throughout the home is worth over $3 million, according to the representative. And if that doesn't sound regal enough, the Broward County palace also has a 200-year-old chandelier imported from Austria.
The main home is 95 percent complete. The second phase of construction will add two guest houses, a pool in between the homes, and an underground entertainment space that includes an ice skating rink, go-cart track, bowling alley and night club, with an estimated 2018 completion. The Miami Herald reported that owner and construction magnate Robert Pereira purchased a neighboring lot for this expansion.
We'll let the photos do the rest of the talking, so take a look:
(Images via Le Palais Royal)
Note: This post has been updated with new information from One Sotheby's International Realty.