Own a piece of paradise in Florida
Playa Vista Isle is a 58,000-sq.-ft. mega-mansion that was originally listed for $US159 million
Winning the top Lotto Max prize of $60 million might give you enough for a downpayment on this baby.
At one time, Playa Vista Isle, in Hillsboro Beach, Fla., was the most expensive home on the U.S. market at US$139 million while under construction. When completed, the asking price rose to US$159 million, but there were no takers, so the mega-mansion will go to auction on Nov. 12 with no reserve.
Modelled after the Palace of Versailles in France, Playa Vista Isle is located on the Atlantic Ocean, about halfway between Boca Raton and Fort Lauderdale’s luxury beach condos, a wealthy enclave of ornate mansions that the locals refer to as ‘Millionaire’s Mile.’
A special feature unique to the town is that homeowners can swim and sun in their oceanfront backyards and then walk a few feet out their front doors to their yachts docked across the ritzy street on the Intracoastal Waterway.
The 58,000-sq.-ft. mansion with 30,000 sq. ft. of living space sits on more than four acres near the picturesque Hillsboro Lighthouse. Although the South Florida beaches are public, this one is hard to access behind the street of mansions and thick landscape, thereby affording the home additional privacy from gawkers.
The main house has a 30-car subterranean garage, 11 bedrooms and 22 baths, which include three master suites and a presidential room with a plunge pool on its outdoor terrace. There is also a 180-seat IMAX home theatre with a 50-ft.-wide screen.
The marble floors have soundproof insulation to dispel the annoying sound of high-heeled socialites clicking across the hard surface.
Also on site are two 3,000-sq.-ft. guest houses with their own pool and a subterranean entertainment complex with an ice skating rink, go-kart track, nightclub and a bowling alley.
Other fun things included in the sale are a putting green, a 26-ft., three-tier fountain, a 4,500-sq.-ft. infinity pool, LED-lit double-loop waterslide and a glass-bottomed Jacuzzi suspended over the swimming pool, white sand beach and large private pier on the Intracoastal. Some of the world’s best deep-sea fishing and the Florida Coral Reef are just minutes away by boat via the Hillsboro Inlet.
Playa Vista Isle is co-presented by ONE Sotheby’s International Realty and Concierge Auctions. The auction begins Nov. 12 and ends Nov. 15.