In the market for a new house? Or maybe a mansion? Need an extra bedroom for guests? Or maybe a few extra bathrooms?
Why not try 11 bedrooms, 17 bathrooms…along with an IMAX theater, a 30-car garage, and a gold-leaf-encrusted staircase that cost around $2 million?
If that sounds like what you are looking for, you’re in luck. As long as you have $139 million to spend.
This is the house that its builders have dubbed “Palais Royale,” a 60,000-square-foot-home. Building on the house won’t be complete until the end of the year, but it has already been listed by William P.D. Pierce, who says of the grand mansion, “[The house] was designed to be fit for royalty and the utmost refined individual. It is a true extension of a life well-lived. This grand palace will be a landmark that rivals Europe’s greatest palaces.”
This house is the most expensive listing in the U.S.
The house is considered a Beaux Arts mansion, and boasts of having a a 22-carat gold-leaf entrance gate. The house’s entrance features a 26-foot fountain that is also plated in gold leaf. The home was originally being built for a very wealthy owner who changed his mind and decided to travel the world on his yacht, instead. The house is located in Hillsoboro Beach, Florida in an area referred to as “Millionaires’ Mile” and sits on 4.4 acres. The grounds include a 465-foot stretch of private beach on the Atlantic Ocean, which includes a 492-foot private dock capable of accommodating a 185-foot yacht.
The grounds also include a 4,500-square-foot infinity pool, with six waterfalls and a double-loop water slide. The pool also has a swim-up bar. A fire pit is located in the middle of the pool, and suspended above it is an infinity-edged jacuzzi.
Other features of the home include a spa, massage room, gym, and putting green. Four of the 11 bedrooms are master suites, with their own private jacuzzis in the bathrooms. Cabinets in the kitchen will also be adorned with 22-carat gold leafing.
The trend of houses with $100 million-plus price tags has fallen in recent years, but the odd $139 million price tag is a smart move, according to The Wall Street Journal. After all, the initial listing price of a home signals its worth, and $139 million says it’s worth a lot. However, setting it slightly under a benchmark figure (listing it at $139 instead of $140 million, for example) may signal to buyers that they are getting a deal.
“I’m honored to have the opportunity to represent this property to showcase to the world we can build palaces, too,” listing agent Pierce told Forbes.
What do you think? Would you like to buy the most expensive house listed in the U.S.?
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