A $159 million Versailles-inspired mansion in Hillsboro Beach, Florida, goes on the auction block Nov. 15.
The five-acre home, Playa Vista Isle, is among the most expensive homes for sale in the U.S. It was deemed the most expensive home in the U.S. in 2015 by the South Florida Business Journal and listed by Forbes in 2017 as one of 18 homes priced over $100 million.
The house is being sold by Concierge Auctions in cooperation with ONE Sotheby's International Realty. Bidding starts digitally on Nov. 12, with the live auction conclusion on Nov. 15. The auction has no reserve, which means the property will sell to the highest bidder with no minimum bid or reserve price. While unlikely, this type of auction means there's the chance the property could sell for far below its value.
Take a look inside the mansion.
Completed in 2018, the 60,000-square-foot home has 11 bedrooms and 22 bathrooms, a 20-car garage with tunnel access, a 4,500-square-foot heated infinity pool, six waterfalls and two docks. The house has detailing, like 22-karat gold leaf gilding, inspired by the Palace of Versailles in France.
Amenities include a 3,000-bottle wine cellar with individually-controlled temperature and humidity secured by biometric access with adjacent tasting room; over-sized Jacuzzi with unobstructed panoramic and ocean views; 13 water features including six waterfalls; and a putting green. It also has a private IMAX home theater, the world's first private in-home IMAX theater, according to Concierge Auctions.
There is also an adjacent lot that can accommodate an additional structure, garden area or recreational facility. If you plan on having guests over for dinner, there's a 17-space private dockside parking area they can use.
"The thought and attention to detail that has been put into every inch of Playa Vista Isle amazes me every time I see it," says Mayi de la Vega, founder of ONE Sotheby's. "The difficulty of replicating this project is one of the many reasons why it's so unique. It's incredibly grand on every scale."
The home is on one of the highest points of Florida's "Millionaires Mile," and Hillsboro Beach is midway between Miami and Palm Beach. It's the only Ocean-to-lntracoastal Waterway estate on the entire Gold Coast to offer both 500 feet of private oceanfront beach as well as two deep-water docks, able to accommodate both a 220-foot and 150-foot yacht simultaneously on its frontage, according to Sotheby's.
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