France’s Palace of Versailles has often been the model which many of the wealthy choose to copy when designing their own homes. We often see them on HGTV’s Million Dollar Rooms. Florida has its share of these mega mansions including a 90,000-square-foot home under construction in Windermere that belongs to timeshare king David Siegel that is actually named “Versailles,” and Le Palais Royal on Hillsboro Beach which recently went back on the market at $159 million. Massive abodes that run the gamut from Liberace, Michelangelo and Alice in Wonderland. Many people consider these homes to be an absurd excess while others live the dream that they will someday live in one of these over-the-top homes.
Another Florida-based Versailles knockoff, the Court of Versailles in Southwest Ranches hits the auction block on February 4th. Built in 2007, the main house of over 18,000 square feet includes seven bedrooms and eight baths. Sited on 10 acres, there is a 3,335-square-foot guest house with full amenities, two double garages and parking for 50 cars. Fixtures include 24-karat gold and hand-crafted furniture imported from Europe and travertine marble and mahogany with art frescoes inspired by the original Palais de Versailles.
Just 15 miles from the center of Fort Lauderdale and 40 minutes from downtown Miami, Southwest Ranches is rurally located at the edge of the Everglades near several equestrian centers. Absolute auction to be held February 4nd.
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