Floridas finest – 5 of the most luxurious homes in Florida
Florida is commonly known as the ‘Sunshine State’ due to its nice year round weather. Aside from the regular Joe’s and retirees who head to the state for a relaxing retirement, Florida is well known as a celebrity hotspot, attracting actors, musicians, athletes and businesspeople to its sunny climes. If money wasn’t an object, the following houses might just be the sort that you’d want to buy. Let’s now take a quick look at the 5 of the most luxurious and expensive houses in the state.
5. 42 La Gorce CR, Miami Beach
This house was first built about 15 years ago and encompasses just under 17,000 square feet of space in the main house. Within it, there are 11 bedroom and 14 bathrooms, with an additional guest house on the land. Moreover, there is also an entire staff quarters and a guard house inside the gates. With a gym, space for a large yatch, floodlit tennis court, tiki bar, library, lagoon swimming pool, garage with space for 5 cars, and a safe room, this house pretty much has it all. And all this for only $37 million – what a bargain!
4. 17 Indian Creek Drive, Indian Creek
The next house on our list resides in the popular Indian Creek area of Florida, and measures just over 16,000 square feet. Built about 10 years ago, it only has the 5 bedrooms and bathrooms, and 2 acres of land, which is somewhat surprising given its hefty price tag of $38 million. The value of this property, however, comes in its elegance and style; as well as the fact that it has 250 feet of open bay in front of it, giving an unobstructed view of Miami.
3. N. Bay Road, Miami Beach
Third on our list is a slightly older house, one built back during the Wall Street Crash of 1929. This home has a respectable 7 bedrooms and 8 bathrooms and sits right in the middle of a mini palm tree forest. Some of the major features includes a wine cellar, theatre, vaulted ceiling, and koi pond, with a beautiful private terrace outside of the main bedroom. In addition, the house comes with some nifty security features to ward off potential thieves and vandals. Once again, the $40 million price is primarily caused by location.
2. 12 Indian Creek Drive, Indian Creek
Just down the road from number 4 on our list is number 2, a beautiful modern home with 11 bathrooms and 7 bedrooms. The property sits on about 2 acres of land, with the house itself covering nigh on 22,000 square feet. One of the main features of the house is its wonderful views over the Bay of Biscayne, as well as the local golf course. Moreover, there’s the standard theatre, seven car garage, library, gym, game room, billiard room, yoga room, wine cellar, and even an elevator. Outside, there is also a beautiful infinity pool that looks over the ocean, with a fully equipped cabana beside it. Its value – $45 million.
1. 1116 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach
And onto the big spot on our list. The most luxurious and expensive house in Florida was built in 1930, and was once owned by the designer Gianni Versace. It is a famous mansion on Miami Beach, and contains 11 bathrooms, 10 bedrooms and covers 23, 500 square feet. All the bedrooms within the house speak of high luxury, with frescoed ceilings, beautifully hand painted walls, and incredible ocean views. The property is more about style than features, and its position on Ocean Drive is a highly sought after one. All this gives it a significant value of $100 million, more than twice that of number 2 on the list.