There are certain properties that command attention—you know, the kind of pomp and circumstance (and media coverage) reserved for royal visits and jubilees. Le Palais Royal, a French-inspired Beaux Arts masterpiece set on 465 feet of prime beachfront on Millionaires Mile in Florida’s Hillsboro Beach, is just that sort of estate. After all, it isn’t everyday that an $139 million estate comes on the market.
Recently brought to market by William P.D. Pierce of Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate, the 60,000-square-foot palace has been touted as the most expensive residence in the continental U.S. currently on the market. The new home is currently under the final phase of construction and slated for completion before the end of 2015. (The price tag includes the finishing.)
“Le Palais Royal was designed to be fit for royalty and the upmost refined individual,” said Pierce, an accomplished real estate veteran in South Florida. “It is a true extension of a life well-lived. This grand palace will be a landmark that rivals Europe’s greatest palaces. A true masterpiece, it is adorned with custom detailing exclusive to its design and incomparable finishes.”
True masterpiece, indeed. Standing at over 4 acres and boasting a 492-foot private dock that can accommodate up to a 185-foot mega yacht, the estate is a monument property. Let’s take an exclusive look inside…
First, the welcome. You’re introduced to the estate via a 13-foot, 22-carat gold-leaf gate and 26-foot entrance fountain. The magnificent fountain is just one of six waterfalls that adorn the exterior, lending to its pure sense of European opulence. Then, your grand entrée. We’re pretty sure you’ll never forget the first time you walk into this home. The entryway is nothing short of refined with seamless double “day and night” custom-designed doors, one of bronze-encased glass and the other of solid mahogany inlayed with 22-carat gold leafing. open beneath a $2 million marble staircase with steel-iron railing and gold leaf, which took craftsmen more than two years to construct. The grand entrance and lobby open up to the expansive Le Salon with mesmerizing panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean. Next comes the interiors and all its gloriousness…
Designed and inspired by fashion dynast Joseph Leone and in-house architect Denio Madera Design, the oceanfront palace can accommodate large extended families or multiple overnight guests with 11 bedrooms, 17 bathrooms and the first-ever IMAX Theater contracted for private use, featuring a 50 by 27-foot screen and seating for 18 with a bar and IMAX lounge. Other exceptional features include three master bedroom suites and one presidential master suite, each with a Jacuzzi overlooking the ocean or Intracoastal Waterway. La Cuisine du chef will feature a La Cornue Grand Palais custom range and custom cabinetry made of solid mahogany accentuated with 22-carat gold leafing. The family room will feature a 1,300-gallon Living Color aquarium enclosed within custom cabinetry that will accommodate a high definition 3-D television. And that’s just the indoors. More artistry can be found outdoors…
You will surely find a “wow” moment at the 4,500-square-foot infinity edge pool with a 12-foot cascading waterfall and double loop LED-lit waterslide. (After all, doesn’t everyone dream of having a waterslide in their home?). There’s also a fire pit and swim-up bar for outdoor entertaining. The pool was designed with state-of-the-art technology including an automated temperature gauge sensor and triple sanitation system, which utilizes saline, chlorine and ultraviolet light. An outdoor Jacuzzi is positioned above a waterfall, and there is also a plunge pool off the master suite on the second floor of the exterior terrace. The courtyard also features an outdoor summer kitchen with a pizza oven, outdoor lounge for entertaining, and entrance to indoor spa massage rooms. Everything—from the pool to to the waterfall features to the beautiful outdoor lounge—is worthy of royalty in every sense of the word. Noted Pierce: “Every detail, including the construction techniques and infrastructure, has been taken into account on this palatial project.”
Just how much detail? How about a proprietary, custom-designed security system? Security guard accommodations have been built on property as well as an air-conditioned kennel for on-site guard dogs. Le Palais Royal also features complete and sophisticated soundproofing from the slab to marble, including all flooring, plumbing and air conditioning to ensure a quiet tranquility throughout. For seamless maintenance, the property utilizes unique software that digitally documents every step and every square inch of the construction through photography and video.
From the security to the superb craftsmanship and design, Le Palais Royal is arguably one of this year’s most significant homes to be presented on the market. In fact, the landmark estate even possesses its own crest, as all properties of this pedigree should, non?
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