$11.25M Italian-style palace is a marvel
Home in Jupiter a ‘private compound built around the outdoor lifestyle’
Ever wanted to live like an Italian king (and can afford $11.25 million)? You could make your dreams come true in a massive, one-of-a-kind mansion known as “The Venetian Palazzo.”
The 17,294-square-foot home in Jupiter includes eight full baths, four half baths, a private massage room, gym, library, two offices, bar, 245-bottle wine room, music room, two elevators and a gallery. The foyer has a hand-cut marble floor that was built in Italy and transported to Florida.
The house also has intricate millwork, hand-painted ceilings and floor and countertop finishes from more than 20 different types of hand-cut marble from 12 different countries.
“No two ceilings are alike. Everything was hand-painted. Every room has a theme, and it’s like a mini-castle,” said Chad Carroll, executive director of luxury sales for Douglas Elliman Real Estate in North Miami, who holds the listing.
Outside, there are formal gardens, a meditation garden, fruit trees, a bronze fountain, a 60,000-gallon edgeless swimming pool and marble statues.
The home is in The Bear’s Club, a private golf club founded in 1999 by golf legend Jack Nicklaus and his wife, Barbara. The house is owned by Dan Colussy, a former president of Pan Am.
“This is a really private compound built around the outdoor lifestyle,” said Chad Carroll, executive director of luxury sales for Douglas Elliman Real Estate in North Miami, who holds the listing. “It’s a massive home that was custom-designed to the
Carroll said that basketball great Michael Jordan also owns a home at The Bear’s Club.
Dan Colussy bought the land in October 2003 for $2.075 million and built the two-story custom home, which was completed in 2008. According to his website,
Colussy is chairman of Gemini Capital LLC. Previously he was on the board of other companies, including Pan American World Airways, where he served as president and chief operating officer from 1970 to 1980.
Colussy, who invested over $18 million in the house, is selling it because he wants to downsize, Carroll said. He plans to buy an oceanfront home in the area.
The 17,294-square-foot estate, known as “The Venetian Palazzo,” features eight full baths, four half baths, a private massage room, gym, library, two offices, bar, 245-bottle wine room, music room, two elevators and a gallery.
“The Venetian Palazzo” has hand-painted ceilings and floor and countertop marble finishes from 12 different countries.