LE PALAIS Royal, a 5574-square-metre Florida mega mansion has just hit the market with an eye-popping $223 million price tag — making it the most expensive home in the USA. The Hillsboro Beach, Florida estate, which is modeled after Versailles, contains a laundry list of opulent amenities that would make any billionaire blush.
Features include (but are not limited to): a 3,000-bottle wine cellar, a 30-car garage, 17 bathrooms, 11 bedrooms, a 4-metre gold-leaf fence, six waterfalls, two jacuzzis, two docks (which can accommodate massive yachts, of course), a 418-square-metre infinity pool with a double-loop water slide, a swim-up bar with an ocean view, an outdoor pizza oven in a summer kitchen, a putting green, a 4,921-litre custom aquarium wall with a built-in 3D television, a gym, and a spa-massage room.
What would be called a master bedroom in any other home is here dubbed the Royal Suite. The Wall Street Journal first reported the listing. One more claim to fame? The first private IMAX home theatre in the world, which seats 18 in red plush seats.
Records have revealed that the palatial pad, located between the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway (with private access to both), is owned by Robert Pereira, who helms a Massachusetts-based construction company. Design on the main house began in 2008, construction in 2010.
In September of 2014, Le Palais Royal hit the market for a jaw-dropping $195 million; it left the market a year later. The main home is now 95 per cent complete, so Pereira decided to try, try again to lure a buyer.
Now it’s officially back on the market, at a more expensive price to boot. The price rise is reported because Pereira added the second lot to the already large assemblage, believing (obviously!) “the estate needed more land and entertaining space.” Now it totals 1.8 hectares.
Just have a gander at what’s to come: two guest homes of 278-square-metres each; a pool in between them; and an underground entertainment space that will include an ice-skating rink, a go-kart track, a bowling alley and a nightclub.