Friday, September 21, 2012

Listing of the Week: A greatest great room in Florida

By Erika Riggs, Zillow


This Florida waterfront estate oozes opulence.

1160 South Ocean Boulevard, Lantana, Florida

For sale: $17.5 million

There are million-dollar homes scattered throughout the country, but million-dollar rooms are a little less common. This oceanside Lantana home has a few rooms that fit in that category.

Recently featured on HGTV's "Million Dollar Rooms," this estate blends Mediterranean style with Florida flair. The home opens with an enormous, 16-foot-high, wrought-iron door leading out to an open-air courtyard and beyond it, the ocean.

"You don't know what to look at first ? the ocean or the terrace," said listing agent Eileen Kedersha of One Sotheby's International. "You can imagine all the doors thrown open and a beautiful party in the courtyard."

While the courtyard is incredible, it's the great room that's one of the showstoppers.

Measuring 51 feet long with a 25-foot-high onyx bar, an imposing fireplace, and all glass doors, the space is perhaps what inspired the phrase "great room," says Kedersha. Crystal-studded seahorse bar handles and pulls line the back of the bar, and the walls are covered with beige wallpaper studded with pearls.

The next jaw-dropping room on the list is the master suite. Measuring 3,000 square feet, the room boasts his-and-her closets, master bath, massage room, and of course a secret passage leading to the master office.

"You would never know there's a study back there ? the doors look just like bookshelves," Kedersha said.

And to complete the James Bond-feel of the estate, there's a private elevator leading from the home down to the 15-car garage.

It's opulent, says Kedersha, but it's tasteful.?"Every room is inviting."

According to Zillow's mortgage calculator, a monthly payment on the home would be $61,855, assuming a 20 percent down payment on a 30-year mortgage.


The master bedroom has high ceilings, a glass chandelier and fireplace.


The enormous great room includes a number of grand features.


At the center of the home is a large courtyard.

1160 S Ocean Blvd, Lantana FL
For sale: $17.5 million


See more photos of the home on Zillow.

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