Holy Mother of God. I am speechless. This has to be the most amazing estate I have ever seen in my life and this time I mean it. It is magical, exotic, breathtaking, jaw-dropping….any other words? A massive oval shaped pool of emerald blue water surrounds the entire estate. It has a long driveway with diamond shaped motor court, two gardens, and a huge swimming pool/fountain? area on the other side. What more could you ask for?!! It’s like living on your own resort. I wonder if the water is shallow or deep. How cool would it be to swim in that! I am dying to learn more about this home. It is located in Naranja, Florida.

  • Mike F

    That sure is a mighty impressive house! =)




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  • Daniel

    Damn shame Naranja is a town that no one has heard of and is basically a swamp….




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    • Nick

      That’s exactly THE DRAWBACK of this perfection.




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  • potomac resident

    so is all that water just stagnant? that is a pretty cool concept for a house though, create your own waterfront views




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  • Tony

    It’s pretty cool but that’s about it. Seems like a lot of unnecessary work to go through just for waterfront. Why not just build on beachfront, lakefront or on an island? It just seems like the guy did it just to say that he could do it. Kinda like the guitar-shaped house. Which is fine if you’re biggest priority is impressing others.

    I really just don’t see where any extra pragmatic benefits come into play by doing this. I’m not against people going the extra mile to capture their passions or enjoyments in life. Some people build homes right on the edges of cliffs to get the ultimate view experience. Michael Jackson, the Sultan of Brunei and Pablo Escobar created their own private theme parks and zoos. Lots of owners will have their own 18-hole golf courses and Henry Huntington turned 150 acres into his own private gardens, spending the rest of his life amassing one of the world’s most diverse botanical collections. But this, like that pyramid house a few months ago, doesn’t really seem to be doing anything.




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  • Kyle

    I’ve heard of homes with big pools, seems this owner wanted a big pool with a home 😀




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  • Stewie

    The BEV link seems to be broken




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    • Kenny Forder

      yeah, sorry about that. The map was deleted by Virtual Globetrotting, so the link doesn’t work now




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  • Stewie

    Plz fix the link asap I really wanna have a look at this place




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    • Daniel

      The address is 25791 SW 167 AVE, Homestead FL, 33031




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  • organbrett

    I am certain that is a swimming pool. It has steps down into it and lounge chairs around it. It also has a fountain built up in the center. You would not want to swim in the dredged out marsh, it might be warm, but sandy and you would probably start to stir up sand and discolor the water! I wonder if this guy got the idea from Dubai with its dredged out Palm & the World islands. It is possible that dredging is how he made the living in order to do this. I always wanted to have the funds to put a chateau in the water like Azay-le-Rideau or
    Chenonceau. After being there in person you realize what a cool idea it is! Also if there is an army after you, just pull up the drawbridge!!! 🙂




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    • macuser

      It is not a swimming pool, that is how the water looks when you dig into the ground–look at the color of the water at any of the hundreds of sandpits around the area (on google maps you can see these pits on krome ave just north of kendall dr and on cardsound on the way to key largo). I am not sure how deep it is, it may be only a foot or two as my house (which is only 2 miles away) is only a foot above sea level in some areas.

      The thing is, yeah, this house is huge, but there is nothing to do around here. We were primarily an agricultural community specializing in winter vegs; and now we are the prime grower of indoor plants (particularly orchids)–note: THIS IS NOT SWAMP LAND ANYMORE OR FOR THE LAST 100 YEARS! We are also a bedroom community for Miami, but the people who move down here tend to be a bit poor (on google maps just go directly west 1 mile or so and you will see section 8 housing). There are some other big houses in the area, but nothing as outlandish as this, and it is not like all these house are concentrated in one mega-rich area: the Redlands, as this area is known, is quite large and economically diverse. Unless this guy takes a helicopter into work, it’s at least a 45 minute drive to downtown Miami (at 1 AM), and can be up to 1.5 hours during rush hour; Coral Gables is just a bit closer; the nearest PF Chang’s or Cheese Cake Factory (which passes for upscale in these parts) is over 30 minutes away. Even the two malls in the area are dead–filled mostly with no-name stores that go out of business with in a year.

      I just worry about what will happen when this guy realizes that he could have used these millions to build something equally as interesting in neighborhood more suited to his lifestyle. What strings will he pull with local government (Miami-Dade/Miami/So Fla is notoriously corrupt) to help him unload this behemoth?




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      • Teddi

        Seems like it’s a pool to me, or a swimmable manmade lake. Otherwise, what the deal with having the lounge chairs and other pool-related things out there.

        As for the location, yeah, that’s off. I always wonder about people building these mansions designed to entertain large groups of people, yet choosing a location where there’s nothing to do and it’s a long drive to just get to the store. I have an aunt who bought her dreamhouse that’s 30 minutes away from the closest grocery store even. Forget the shopping mall, that’s like taking a vacation trip to get to the mall or movie theater. I go there to chill out at times, but the thought of living somewhere that inconvenient… no way.




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  • jm

    The house is approximately 10,000 square feet and is owned by Charles Sieger of Sieger Suarez Architects all publicly available information.




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    • Teddi

      Wow, another Sieger with a jaw dropping home.




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  • Venom

    What is effed up is that my jaw literally did drop when I first opened this page. lol

    I am blown away.




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  • jm

    Saddam Hussein would be proud




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  • Kieran

    From the sky it looks excessively distasteful. But I think being on ground level amongst it, it would pretty amazing and very enjoyable 🙂




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  • Supinder

    reminds me of the golden temple…




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  • P.J.

    I guess I’m one of the few that thinks this is hideous. An architectural conceit of epic proportions. Look ma, no hands. Excessive for the sake of excessiveness.

    Plus, “emerald blue” water does not make sense. emerald is green. it looks more like milky blue water to me.




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    • Kenny Forder

      haha, I agree it is the perfect example of extreme excess. Yeah, I don’t know what the color is, but the person I got the info from said it was “emerald blue”




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  • home

    Any idea how the garage and front door work in this place? I’m assuming the garage is under the front of the house, but then where is the front door?




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    • macuser

      Basement’s cannot be built in this area of the US: we are only 1-5 feet above sealevel in these areas.




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  • b.campbell

    It looks like the bottom was filled in by sand. NOt my thing, and I feel it’s overdone and over the top. Not something I would do, but a different concept for architectural’s sake I guess




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  • Holy crap, that is crazy!!!!!!!




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  • Brijbhushan Bhattadri

    Interesting – is this a modern interpretation of a fortress’s moat?




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  • K. Oliveira

    Are you sure it is in Naranja, Florida??
    I live in that area and I don’t know of any such home!!???
    I think it is way over the top, these people could use there money in better ways’ than building this to show off, in my opinion and someday selling it??? NEVER get what they put in it.
    But I am sure THEY would disagree with me & that is fine with ME!
    Who do they want to keep OUT hummm????
    To each there own.
    Give me a cabin in the wood’s on 25ac!!!!!!




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    • macuser

      It’s just down the street from South Dade High School.




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  • Nick

    It’s an architectural masterpiece from every aspect.Truly jaw dropping!




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  • joseph

    I live in the are of the house its amazing from ground view also and the house sits on 10 acres its not filled in with sand when you dig in south florida there’s coral rock thats what you are looking @.
    In this little section there is awesome house’s huge custom built homes just scroll down the map to 248 st and 167 ave other huge house’s.
    The house is not in naranja Fl its in ag comm “redlands”

    P.S. The house next door to his is for sale for 900,000.00




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  • luving this

    I love it, it’s his money and he can do what he wants with it, Congrats Charles!!!! (haters get off the line)




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  • that_guy

    Better views of this house can be seen in the music video Fire Flame by Birdman.




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  • Jannette

    I live in this area and there are some large homes here most are custom made. I live on Plummer Road close to this estate. This is a stunning majestic home. I have never seen a home like this. This home has people talking that’s for sure. I have never been in the estate itself but I have been in front of the home and gates which I have taken pictures of and filmed, it’s gorgeous. The Redland, is a private area and some people live here to be away from Miami yet live in the country. I love it here. We are major growers of the best avocados, we also grow Mangos, Starfruit, Lychees, Longins, tomatoes, strawberries and more. We grow most of the orchids in the United States. We have a winery believe it or not! We also have Koi farms! This home might just have Koi with all that water. South of the Redland is the Homestead Speedway! It’s a piece of heaven. I love this mysterious home!!!!!




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  • Teddi

    My first thought was Dubai and the manmade palm islands. And yes, it is over the top, and I doubt (though I can’t rule it out) that I would ever do something this outlandish no matter what my bank account looked like, but I’m a sucker for European architecture, and this really reminds me of a castle (modernized) with a moat, Just a prettier type of moat.

    I think we are getting to the point where we’re making people feel guilty for having money or for having money and spending it. And that you have to tone down what you want to do with your own money or have the masses ready to tar and feather you.

    I think if the Hearst and Vanderbilt and Woolworth mansions were built today, we’d be saying how ridiculously excessive and over the top they were. Instead of thinking about the architecture or detailing or even the number of people who will get employed to build it and help run it. I personally don’t want a moat, but I like the idea of a home with one. If he can actually do it. It’s hard enough to get insurance in South Florida on a regular house with free standing structures and an ungated pool. This will send most agents running for the hills.




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