In 2014, Florida's Le Palais Royal, a 60,000-square-foot mansion with 465 feet of oceanfront land, was listed for $139 million. At the time, it was the most expensive house in the United States.
In 2015, the listing was updated, asking for $159 million. This French-inspired luxury real-estate in Hillboro Beach, not far from Ft. Lauderdale, has since been surpassed by a 82,000-square-foot mansion in the Boca Raton area, listed at $165 million.
The $159 million price for the mega mansion, Le Palais Royal, included the cost of new additions on a lot adjacent to the property, which the listing refers to as "phase two" of the construction. Phase Two includes some awesome features like a go-kart track, a nightclub, bowling alley, and even an underground party zone with an ice-skating rink!
Le Palais Royal Definitely Is Not Your Typical Mega-Mansion.
According to Wikipedia.com, there are three master suites and a presidential suite, each with its own Jacuzzi in a windowed circular rotunda (the presidential suite also has a private plunge pool). Outside, there is a 4,500-square-foot infinity pool with salt, chlorine and UV filtering as well as an LED-lit, double-loop waterslide. Suspended above the pool is a glass-bottomed Jacuzzi.
“The property has taken so long to be completed because they kept improving the quality and continue to raise the bar at each construction milestone. It's being built like a crown jewel,” says listing agent Mayi De La Vega of One Sotheby's International Realty.
Instead, it's a 60,000-square-foot, 4-acre compound along 465 feet of oceanfront in Hillsboro Beach, Florida. This particular stretch of beachfront housing is known by locals as "Millionaires Mile."
Construction on the main home finished in 2015. It sat on the market as an unfinished project for a year.
The increased cost of the property can be attributed to the addition of "phase two" on an adjacent property to the west.
An Architect's Rendering of The Underground "Lair". When completed, it will 2 guest houses, a pool, and ice-skating rink, and a go-kart track.
The Home features the world's first in-home IMAX Home Theater.
Marble was imported from South Africa to make this $2 milllion dollar staircase, which took two years to construct.
Some of the Chandeliers are new while some are dated. One being over 20 years old and came from Austria.
The home's South African marble floors were insulated specifically so the clacking of high heels will be muted.
Surrounding the TV in the family room is a 1,300-gallon "Living Color" aquarium.
The kitchen cabinets were completely custom-made with solid mahogany from La Cornue Grand Palais.
Over $3 million in 22-karat gold leaf is featured throughout the home.
There are three separate master-suite bedrooms in the home, each with their own Jacuzzi. There are 11 bedrooms in total.
The marble shower has both a seat and a rainfall showerhead.
There's a putting green outside, as well as a dock big enough to hold a 200-foot yacht. Six water features surround the property, including a 24-foot fountain, a 4,500-square-foot infinity pool, and an adjoining 12-foot waterfall.