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

Calgary Sun - Homes - - Homes - Myke Thomas CALGARYSUN

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.

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