$139 Million House for Sale in Florida

The most expensive house on the U.S. market, which features an IMAX theater and a $2 million marble staircase, isn’t fully constructed yet.

$139 Million House for Sale in Florida Photo (cc) by 401(K) 2013

With 11 bedrooms, 17 bathrooms, a 22-karat gold-leaf entrance gate, 465 feet of beachfront, 60,000 square feet of living space, and a $139 million price tag, a Florida home dubbed “Le Palais Royal” is the most expensive home officially on the market in the U.S.

According to Forbes, the French-inspired Beaux Arts mega-mansion is not yet completed. “Le Palais Royal … was the pet project of a very wealthy owner who has since decided to abandon his dream palace in order to travel the world on his yacht,” Forbes said.

Wow. Must be nice.

It’s not known who currently owns the house.

Construction on Le Palais Royal is expected to be complete by the end of 2015.

So, what does $139 million get you in a house, besides lots of rooms, bathrooms and beautiful ocean views? The house is bursting with extravagance, including: a 492-foot private dock, underground parking garage (big enough to fit 30 cars), IMAX theater, $2 million marble staircase, 4,500-square-foot pool and putting green.

And if you like gold, Le Palais Royal is the home for you. According to Curbed:

Interested in a whole mess of gold leafing? Look no further! The gilt stuff covers just about every surface, including all the mahogany cabinetry in the kitchen, which just might be the most extravagantly ugly room in the entire abode. “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,” says the broker babble. “This grand palace will be a landmark that rivals Europe’s greatest palaces.”

While there are two other homes for sale in the U.S. with heftier price tags than Le Palais Royal, the Florida home is the only one that’s officially listed on the market.

I am speechless. This kind of extravagance is mind-boggling to me. Also, I think a lot of the house is ugly, but maybe that’s just me. Apparently I don’t have a multimillion-dollar taste for decorating. Click here to see pictures of the mega-mansion.

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Krystal Steinmetz
Krystal Steinmetz
A former television and radio reporter, I stay at home with my two young children, run a small craft business and freelance for Money Talks News. I have a BA in journalism ... More

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