5 Most Expensive Houses Recently Sold in Florida
Published April 1, 2022
Thanks to its warm weather, gorgeous beaches, and breathtaking sunsets, Florida has slowly carved a name for itself as a billionaire’s playground. Because of this, the state’s real estate market is a hotbed for luxurious million-dollar properties.
To give you an idea of how much people are willing to pay for a prime piece of real estate in the Sunshine State, here are some of the most expensive houses in Florida that were sold in recent years.
1. 515 N. Country Road, Palm Beach, FL
Selling price: $140 million
Sold on: February 2021
At a whopping $140 million, this 21,000 square feet property is by far the most expensive house in Florida. The lot on which the house sits used to be part of Maison de L’Amitié, a luxurious beachfront estate formerly owned by former president Donald Trump.
The property has a total of 9 bedrooms and lots of luxury amenities. This includes a wine cellar, oceanfront swimming pool, outdoor movie theater, a beauty spa, and a separate guesthouse. It’s also right next door to a property owned by billionaire Nelson Peltz.
2. 535 N County Rd, Palm Beach, FL
Selling price: $122 million
Sold on: Feb. 11, 2021
Situated in a 2.25-acre lot, this 9-bedroom villa is as luxurious as you imagine a hundred-million-dollar home would be. The lot was one of three parcels of land that was part of a much larger estate sold by former President Trump to Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev in 2008.
Aside from its very spacious interior, the contemporary-style beachfront residence also faces 150 feet of shoreline. The property also boasts an expansive oceanfront swimming pool and an outdoor fireplace with a television above it. Its interior layout features a club room that opens to a sunken media room, a lounge area, gym, sauna, and hair salon.
3. La Reverie
Selling price: $111 million
Sold on: December 2021
With 11 bedrooms, 22 bathrooms, a salon spa, ice cream stand, a candy parlor, and a bowling alley, this property is practically a steal. It used to be owned by haircare mogul Sydell Miller and was scooped up in 2021 by hedge fund billionaire Steven Schonfield.
Like most oceanfront homes in the so-called Billionaire’s row, La Reverie features expansive grounds and a stunning view of the sea. Its spacious living area, designed in the neoclassical style, is accented by arched glass windows and customized ceiling panels. A tall perimeter is also erected around the property that shields it from the prying eyes of passersby.
4. La Follia
Selling price: $105 million
Sold on: June 2019
Despite its name, La Follia is far from being a folly or madness. If anything, its design can be best described as a brilliant piece of art.
From the entrance, you’ll be greeted by its magnificent wrought-iron gates, decorative archways, and elephant sculptures that open into a canopy of Banyan trees. Its strategic location, 24 feet above sea level, offers a generous view of both the Atlantic Ocean and Intracoastal Waterway.
As with most billionaire villas in Palm Beach, this Italian Renaissance-style mansion boasts a 210-feet private beachfront. In addition to its stunning architecture, it also has its own boat dock. In short, it’s a dream home – in every sense of the word.
5. 2000 S. Ocean Blvd, Manalapan, FL
Selling price: $94.2 million
Sold on: March 2021
With 33 bedrooms, 34 bathrooms, a golf course, a botanical garden, multiple boat docks, and a private beachfront, this property can only be described as palatial. The 15.65-acre lake-to-ocean property was owned by the Ziff family before it was listed in 2021.
Like most homes in the area, the property is divided by South Ocean Boulevard. But once inside, the road is barely imperceptible since the buildings are connected by tunnels including one that also functions as a 15-foot wide gallery. With about 1,500 tropical floral species, its botanical gardens are also designed to replicate a walk-through Caribbean garden.
The property was sold to the 2000 S. Ocean trust but as of this writing, it’s not yet clear who owns the said trust.
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