If you asked our friends, they’d probably describe us as a bit of a princess. Sadly, this princess lives in a condo, not a castle. But if your royal dreams come with a $139 million budget, this massive French-inspired chateaux or “Le Palais Royal” on Florida’s Atlantic Coast has recently hit the market with Coldwell Banker Previews International. The 60,000-square-foot palace is scheduled for completion in 2015.
Think this sounds familiar? No, it’s not Versailles, the home made famous by David and Jackie Siegel and featured in the documentary “The Queen of Versailles.” This one is even grander.
“Le Palais Royal is to be the most expensive listing on the market in America, and was designed to be fit for royalty and the upmost refined individual. It is a true extension of a life well-lived,” said William P.D. Pierce, the home’s listing agent. “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.”
Enter from a 13-foot, 22-karat gold-leaf gate. Marvel at the 26-foot entrance fountain — one of six waterfalls that adorn the exterior. The entryway features seamless double “day and night” custom-designed doors, one of bronze-encased glass and the other of solid mahogany inlayed with 22-karat gold leafing. The doors 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.
Inside, find 11 bedrooms and 17 bathrooms, including three master bedroom suites and one presidential master suite, each with a Jacuzzi overlooking the ocean or Intracoastal Waterway.
One of our favorite features? The world’s first ever IMAX Theater contracted for private use. The screening room features a 50 by 27-foot screen and seating for 18 with a bar and IMAX lounge.
Cook? You can feed an army. The kitchen includes a La Cornue Grand Palais custom range and custom cabinetry made of solid mahogany accentuated with 22-karat gold leafing. The courtyard also features an outdoor summer kitchen with a pizza oven, outdoor lounge for royal entertaining, and entrance to indoor spa massage rooms.
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. Seriously. In any other home this would be the main ‘wow’ factor. Here, it’s just another cool perk. Sort of like the 30-car garage. Yeah, there’s one of those too.
Sort of makes the 4,500-square-foot infinity edge pool with a 12-foot cascading waterfall, double loop LED-lit waterslide, fire pit and swim-up bar for outdoor entertaining seem like an extra, right? But of course, a home this big needs more than one water feature. There’s a yacht longer than a football field, set to accommodate a mega-yacht. 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 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.
Of course, with a home this big, you’ll also need onsite security. A proprietary security system was custom-designed, and guard accommodations have been built on property as well as an air-conditioned kennel for on-site guard dogs. The guards (and the dogs) can come and go in silence, too. 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.
We can’t wait to see who wants to make Le Palais Royal their main residence!