Palm Beach Gardens just welcomed its most expensive house to the market: a 16,000-square foot lakefront mansion in Steeple Chase for $30 million. “Palazzo Grande,” as Previews® Property Specialist William P.D. Pierce of Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate in Florida, calls the property, blends Old World beauty with modern amenities—making it “one-of-a-kind today.”
“As you enter Palazzo Grande, it’s as if you have been transported to an Old World Italian villa,” describes Pierce. “There is a refreshing quality to it—from the level of details and exquisite materials to custom design. It’s very unique for a modern home.”
He should know. The Miami real estate pro has had quite a year already. Earlier this year, he listed one of the most expensive estates in the nation—the $139 million Le Palais Royal in Hillsboro Beach—and recently listed a $27.5 million penthouse in Miami’s hottest new building, The Miami Beach EDITION by Ian Schrager.
Needless to say, Palazzo Grande lives up to its namesake. The six-bedroom, six-bath plus two half-bath mansion was built in 2005 and designed to evoke the romantic atmosphere of a 16th century Italian Renaissance villa, while providing a warm environment for family and guests with every modern convenience. The façade features a portico with Corinthian columns that was inspired by the east façade of the Louvre in Paris. The entire exterior of Palazzo Grande is faced with cast-stone marble veneer, an architectural surface material extensively used throughout Europe.
The home features 40 chandeliers including 30 Czechoslovakian crystal chandeliers and four gold-leafed Russian chandeliers. Custom details throughout the mansion include hand-carved wood ceilings and doors, Herbeau plumbing fixtures, limestone walls, and mahogany floors inspired by the Palace of Versailles.
A spacious ballroom boasts an ornate mirrored ceiling and room to entertain 75 guests. The kitchen features limestone walls, cherry cabinets, a center island with granite countertop, two pantries, two Sub-Zero refrigerators, two Bosch dishwashers, a 60-inch Wolf range, a custom hood and Venetian-style ceiling with an attached breakfast room. The dining room is a replica of Venice’s Galleria Academia, featuring a ceiling adorned with 80 hand-carved cherubs. Other rooms include an office, billiard room, den, rotunda library, loggia, lounge and laundry room with two Bosch washing machines and two dryers. A separate guest house features a kitchen, bathroom and laundry room with the same quality of finishings and appliances as the main residence.
A stunning 1,120-square-foot pool features blue Polaris marble, four custom carved stone lion fountains and a large spa with a spacious pool deck for entertaining. The Parthenon-style pool house offers a custom spa, custom wall fountain, bathroom and second-floor bedroom. A Har-tru clay tennis court is located conveniently behind the pool deck.
No doubt—this special property is a palace in every sense of the word.