Ft. Lauderdale, FL
- Single Family Residence
- Constructed in 2003 and completed in 2007
- Acreage: 10 Acres
- Location: Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
- County: Broward County
- Physical: Property has 3 lots, 2 that have fruit trees stables, and 1 lot that has all the improvements the driveway, main house, pool, guest house
- Stories: 2
- Garage parking spaces: 2 garages, 2 car garage in East wing and 2 car garage in west wing
- On-site parking spaces: Additional separate areas; front and rear of main residence for 40 plus vehicles
- Seven bedrooms
- Eight Full bathrooms and Two Half Baths
- Heated 20 x 50 ft Swimming pool with pool deck
- Separate Gazebo with Kitchen, Grill, and seating
- Separate Guest House with Kitchen / Wet Bar, Dining Area, Living area, Full Bathroom and 2000+ sq ft of open space
- Two large Terraces overlooking the pool area with space for 50 to 100 people for entertaining
- Fully monitored alarm system
Ultimate elegance and refinement await discerning buyers near Fort Lauderdale. The Court of Versailles is nothing short of monumental. Custom built with European influences, especially those of France and Italy, the estate has everything one could possibly want – with enough additional space to add further amenities if desired.
This incredible masterpiece was created and crafted over a period of four years and features distinguishing details of 24 karat gold fixtures, imported European hand-crafted furniture, travertine marble and mahogany finishes, and art frescoes inspired by Michelangelo, the Vatican, and the original Palais de Versailles.
The moment you enter the Court of Versailles, you’ll be transported to 17th century France. Lions, Knights on horseback, and goddesses greet you as you make your way to the front double doors. They welcome you to a world of luxury, sprinkled with baroque and rococo refinement. Opulent architecture rises before the main entrance in the form of marble floors and columns, plus a robust, awe-inspiring Murano crystal chandelier weighing over 1000 pounds glistens overhead. The grand staircase with Santo mahogany paneling and intricate wrought iron railings bring the eye upward toward Russian hand painted ceilings that would make Louis XIV himself proud.
Whether you select the elevator or grand staircase to the second floor, you will be greeted by a spacious upper living room that overlooks the grand salon, where a duplicate chandelier tempts you to a sit before the grand fireplace and marvel at the carved marble mantle. Custom drapes soar to a height of 30 feet over floor to ceiling windows, allowing abundant natural light to filter inwards.
Featured on HGTV’s Million Dollar Rooms, the Italian themed master suite is a grand affair that offers a spacious living room complete with wet bar. The opulent living room features an elegant marble fireplace and hand carved mantle that was inspired by Michelangelo’s sculptures. The polished hardwood floors gleam beneath elegant twin chandeliers and hand painted 14ft ceilings. Large French doors open onto the upper terrace overlooking the pool and Gazebo, while a fully-automated system offers custom-fit blackout drapes for complete comfort and privacy. The grand master bed rests beneath an exquisite domed painted ceiling and Corinthian columns.
One step into the master bathroom will transport you into your very own spa-like sanctuary. The circular main chamber features Corinthian marble columns and at its center a 100-gallon step up marble tub with 24 karat gold plated fixtures. Above, a hand-painted, 25ft domed cathedral ceiling was inspired by the Vatican. His and her connecting bathrooms and custom mahogany walk-in closets provide comfort, while 24 karat gold plated fixtures and rich wood and marble finishes throughout offer luxury and refinement.
Dining and Entertaining
Social engagements have never been so elegant. The formal kitchen is truly a gourmet chef’s delight, with custom mahogany and granite finishes, everything is at your fingertips. It features two Viking Professional Gas 6 burner ranges with a total of three ovens; Dacor Convection oven; Sub Zero refrigerator; Miele dishwasher; and so much more. Creating the perfect Court of Versailles meal is at your fingertips. A Miele cappuccino coffee machine with warming tray and wine cooler make even beverages euphoric. Dine in the breakfast nook or take formal meals in the grand dining room.
As you enter the formal dining room, you will know that this elegant room was made for enjoying meals in style. A long, beautifully handcrafted Italian formal dining table offering seating for 14 sets the stage for entertaining business guests or celebrating a special occasion with family and friends. Twin chandeliers, custom drapes, and hand-painted fresco ceilings that soar to 12 feet add refinement to any dining occasion, while the nearby wet bar and living areas make entertaining effortless.
Luxury and elegance extend outdoors at the Court of Versailles. A private front gate with a call box ensures privacy, while the custom brick paved driveway leads you to a graceful fountain and stately entrance. Two 2-acre lots on either side of the tree-lined driveway are perfect for extended privacy, or if you heart desires, build additional homes for extended family; create recreational space for the sports enthusiast within you; or stable horses, the choice is yours!
The residence offers two exterior lower terraces as well as a central terrace with outdoor travertine marble. A separate guesthouse offers a full kitchen, wet bar, dining area, living area, and full bathroom. Resting between the guesthouse and the main residence, a rotunda-style pool gazebo encompasses its very own summer kitchen with grill, and bar seating for hosting guests, all while overlooking the heated 50ft swimming pool and terrace. Together, they offer abundant space for entertaining, creating that unique, and truly one-of-a-kind private resort.
Southwest Ranches and Beyond
The future owners of the Court of Versailles will be just minutes from several equestrian centers and have access to a flourishing equestrian community. Southwest Ranches is mostly rural, yet offers all the conveniences residents expect. This affluent community lies at the edge of the Everglades, just 15 miles outside of Metro Fort Lauderdale, and 40 minutes from downtown Miami and the sporting venues of the Miami Dolphins and the Florida Panthers.
With an economy built largely on tourism, boating, and healthcare, Fort Lauderdale is perfect for a busy executive. The city has a large international airport located just 30 minutes from the property as well as an active yachting culture. Enjoy the thriving nightlife at the Riverwalk Arts and Entertainment District in downtown after working in the city, or retire to your own sanctuary to relax. A walk along the beach or fishing in the Intracoastal Waterway are a short drive away as well, making the Court of Versailles both peaceful and close to everything.