This lavish Florida estate features an ice-skating rink and a go-kart track
Le Palais Royal is an oasis of French-inspired opulence that slips ever so effortlessly into the relaxed culture of Hillsboro Beach, Fla., and for $159 million ($208 million AUD), the grand château could be yours. Construction for this absolute masterpiece spanned over 10 years and was engineered by in-house architect Denio Madera, along with real estate designer and developer Joseph Leone.
Elegance and old-world sophistication greet you the moment you gain access through the 4-metre wrought-iron gates and are welcomed by a lavish retreat of waterfalls and a three-tier 7.9-metre fountain. At more than 5570 square metres, the château is complete with 11 bedrooms (the Presidential Suite comes with a private heated plunge pool on the balcony), 17 exquisitely detailed baths, an 18-seat IMAX home theatre, a wine cellar with room for more than 3,000 bottles, and a 418-square-metre custom-built infinity pool that features a double-loop slide with LED lighting. Every detail, banister, and fixture has been designed with the best of the best: from mahogany custom cabinetry to Corinthian marble columns, and millions of dollars spent on 22-karat gold leaf scattered throughout the interiors.
Le Palais Royal also features 140 metres of private beachfront property on the Atlantic Ocean and 150 metres of space, including a dock, on the Intracoastal Waterway. For additional guests, there are two guesthouses adjacent to the estate as well as an entertainment complex that holds an ice-skating rink, a casino, a go-kart track, a bowling alley, and even a nightclub. Le Palais Royal is scheduled to be completed by November. (onesothebysrealty.com)