Look Around An Estate Selling For Highest Asking Price In Florida History

Particularly when a property is located right on the water in Miami Beach, Florida, there are some seriously stunning mansions with impressive price tags — that waterfront access comes at a premium. However, a recently listed property takes the cake, becoming the highest listing price in the history of Florida real estate, as per New York Post. The home only hit the market four days ago, so only time will tell whether that listing price will actually be met with a super-sized offer.

While sometimes owners will buy a ritzy property, renovate it, and then send the asking price skyrocketing just a few years after their initial purchase, this Florida estate is a different story. The owner, a businessman, doctor, and philanthropist by the name of M. Lee Pearce, bought four plots of land back in the 1980s, paying $3.1 million for the waterfront real estate at the time. He ended up buying a few additional parcels over the years as well, expanding the estate's footprint until it became a truly one-of-a-kind piece of real estate.

The estate is located within an exclusive community on La Gorce Island, and as the Zillow listing clarifies, you're not just getting one mega-mansion — that $100+ million price tag is actually getting you four gated properties with a combined total of 12 bedrooms and 25 bathrooms. Read on to learn more about this record-breaking offering that anyone who has ever dreamed of living right on the water will want to check out.

A private park that would fit right in on a chateau's grounds

The compound contains an impressive 2.87 acres of waterfront land, as the Zillow listing highlights. This includes an abundance of towering trees, including oak, banyan, and palm trees. While there are trees sprinkled throughout the grounds, they're particularly dense towards street-facing portions of the estate, adding an extra bit of privacy.

In order to best enjoy the 600 feet of waterfront access, each property has a private dock as well. And, if you'd prefer to swim in the comfort of a pool rather than hitting the Miami waters in your water vessel of choice, there are also a few pools dotted around the estate, including two smaller pools with rounded edges as well as a larger one with a luxurious deck surrounding it and a covered cabana with an outdoor kitchen, creating the perfect poolside entertaining spot.

While there are other pockets of beauty throughout the estate, such as a stunning interior courtyard complete with a water fountain and a Juliette balcony overlooking the peaceful area, the most eye-catching feature is a private park given the name Domaine de la Paix et de l'Amour. This space features a Versailles vibe with immaculately manicured hedges and shrubs, lush flowers, and paved walkways. A star-shaped shallow basin of water with a statue in the middle stands in the center of the space, with additional stone statues throughout the garden and a jaw-dropping marble gazebo overlooking the water.

Rich wood tones and ornate architectural details

The home that appears to be the primary mansion on the estate has a French chateau feel, as the Zillow listing photos demonstrate, with an abundance of ornate architectural details. Mahogany trim abounds surrounding all the doorways, including several eye-catching arched doorways between the rooms. Gorgeous coffered ceilings draw the eye upward, and there are also several stunning chandeliers sprinkled throughout the home, as well as gleaming tile flooring, although the current owner has laid down plenty of large area rugs throughout the space to emphasize that European flair. The formal dining room is an ideal space for entertaining, with a large window that offers priceless views of the water. And there are also several fireplaces in the home, adding a cozy ambiance.

The master bedroom carries on the European theme, with an alfresco painting on the ceiling, adding a one-of-a-kind touch. A marble fireplace and mahogany trim pair with hardwood flooring to create a stunning effect, and there's a set of French double doors leading to a small balcony, so you can wake up and take in the waterfront views right away.

The master suite also contains a bathroom with double vanities, a bathtub with gold hardware, vintage-inspired wall sconces, and another set of double doors leading out to yet another balcony, this one overlooking the peaceful courtyard area.

A lighter aesthetic — and your own private movie theater

While all the properties feature gorgeous tile flooring and plenty of eye-catching architectural details, the two additional homes on the estate feature a slightly lighter aesthetic, as the Zillow listing photos showcase. Rather than the dominating mahogany palette found in the first home on the estate, the others have painted white interiors, with lighter marble-like tile and white curtains adding to the airy ambiance.

And, if you get tired of the gorgeous waterfront views and want to check out a classic movie, you're in luck — the estate also features a private movie theater that your guests won't be able to resist. The entrance features a massive marquee with "Metropolitan" spelled out in large red letters, surrounded by small bulbs to illuminate the sign. Two illuminated movie posters flank the doorway into the home theater, and the owner appears to favor the classics, with posters for "Casablanca" and "Gone with the Wind" on display.

The theater itself seats 10, with plush red chairs, red carpeting, and mahogany columns and trim to round out the space. A projector is mounted to the ceiling, which is in turn covered in black soundproof tiles. The classic Hollywood feel spotted at the entry to the theater carries through in the space itself, with luxurious red curtains trimmed with gold tassels along the walls and in front of the screen, vintage-inspired wall sconces, and several framed black-and-white photographs of classic Hollywood starlets finishing off the room.