Dubbed Le Palais Royal, the 11-bedroom, 17-bathroom home, seen in a rendering here, was inspired by the Palace of Versailles and other European palaces and castles, said Denio Madera, the Miami-based architect and interior designer who is handling the interior design of the home. Bryan Nieblas
A 60,500-square-foot home under construction in Hillsboro Beach, Fla., is listed for $139 million. Many agents believe it is the most expensive listing in the country.
Dubbed Le Palais Royal, the 11-bedroom, 17-bathroom home was inspired by the Palace of Versailles, and other European palaces and castles, said Denio Madera, the Miami-based architect and interior designer who is handling the interior design of the home. Surrounded by a gate that is decorated with 22-karat gold leaf, the house includes a $2 million marble staircase, a subterranean garage that can accommodate 30 cars and an 18-seat IMAX home theater with a 50-foot-wide screen. There are three master suites and a presidential suite, each with its own Jacuzzi in a windowed circular rotunda (the presidential suite also has a plunge pool on an outdoor terrace).
Outside, there is a 4,500-square-foot infinity pool with salt, chlorine and UV filtering as well as an LED-lit, double-loop waterslide. Suspended above the pool is a glass-bottomed Jacuzzi. “It’s supposed to feel like you’re floating over the pool,” said Mr. Madera.
The entire home was built to be soundproof. The home’s South African marble floors were insulated specifically so the clacking of high heels will be muted, added William Pierce of Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate, who has the listing. The house is built with an elaborate security system as well as kennels for guard dogs on the lower level. The house sits on 4.4-acres with 465 feet of waterfront on the Atlantic Ocean and 492 feet of waterfront on the Intracoastal Waterway.
Between Boca Raton and Fort Lauderdale, Hillsboro Beach is a small community consisting of large condominium buildings and just a few dozen single-family homes. According to Carmen D’Angelo, a broker with Premier Estate Properties, a Christie’s International Real Estate affiliate, the highest price home sale in the area so far was $17 million earlier this year. Mr. D’Angelo said he will soon be listing a speculative home in Hillsboro Beach for $45 million.