Most of you, including myself, have seen or heard of this magnificent estate before. For some reason I have never done a post on it, well here it is! It has been unofficially on the market for quite sometime with an asking price of a whopping $84,000,000. It was built by renowned builder Dan Swanson and is located at 1220 S Ocean Boulevard in Palm Beach, FL on what is known as “Billiionaire’s Row”. Billed as one of the finest homes ever built in Palm Beach, this timeless beauty is situated on 2.5 lush acres and is set back 300′ from the street. The quintessential estate for grand entertaining if you ask me! The 27,355 square foot French Chateau style mansion (20,129 sq.ft a/c) boasts exquisite millwork throughout, European marble and oak flooring, marble foyer with marble staircase and his-and-hers guest bathrooms, additional family staircase adjacent to elevator, and a formal dining room that will accommodate 20+ guests. The impressive French country kitchen has multiple service islands including spacious butler’s pantry with lined silverware storage, walk-in pantry/chef’s office and dedicated staff powder room. The mansion also boasts a morning room, library with European oak custom built-ins, garden room, six juice bars, main service bar, eight en-suite bedrooms plus 5 powder rooms, guest house and an exercise suite with steam shower and massage room. The huge 4,000 Square foot master suite includes separate sitting rooms with powder room and wet bar, magnificent his and her baths and dressing rooms and morning and afternoon covered and sunning balconies.

The estate also boasts 250′ of water frontage, porte cochere, 12,000 square foot motor court that can hold over 50 cars, magnificently landscaped gardens with fountains and oak trees, 500 square foot entry veranda, 2,300 square feet of outdoor verandas, 2,000 square feet of balconies, 3,000 Square feet of outdoor entertainment area with built-in barbecue and a 60′ heated swimming pool with fountains.

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  • Cole

    Seen it, but not all of these photos. Must be new. Love the place, but not worth $84 million




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  • Daniel

    Having driven by the home on countless occasions, as recently as this past weekend, I can say that the exterior landscaping and lighting is some of the best I have EVER seen, Palm Beach or otherwise. The lot itself is huge, and the home certainly has a presence that is rare for a home on the intracoastal.

    The exterior is quite beautiful, and the details are impeccable. Size-wise, the scale of the home is impressive and it towers over its northern neighbors.

    I was disappointed with the interior. I realize it is waiting for an interior designer to add their touch, but I was expecting the living room to have a bit more class to it. How can you leave the ceiling untouched like that? The stairwell and kitchen are also very nice, but simple as well. I’d love to have the home but the price is obviously unrealistic, considering it has been on the market for years.

    I see it going for somewhere between $35 and $50 million.




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  • Iemand

    As I said earlier (here: http://homesoftherich.net/2010/11/pictures-of-le-palais-du-couchant-taken-by-a-homes-of-the-rich-reader.html#comments)
    one word: WOW.

    I love (almost) everything about it. The Exterior looks very good, elegant and not to much. (although at night it looks just a bit to artificial/tacky/glamorous with al those lights and formal front gardens)
    The driveway is kinda clever with that bushes in front; the driveway is open from the house’s point of view but closed from the street. That rear veranda looks great at night. The interior is good, but needs some color, but the best way to do that is by putting in the right furniture, the base is excellent.

    I just wish it was set in a more rural area than this. It deserves it.
    Also, 50 cars at once? When’s that gonna happen?

    Concludes: very nice house, one of the best featured here and finished with the right furniture awesome. Just lower the price by a lot (A LOT!) and wished it was on a better place.




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  • Nick

    I love the fact that it’s situated on 2.5 lush acres, I like the exterior, but the interior could have been better: In all FL you can see this type of interior , it’s not something special.

    I think that you pay more the location and the acres and not the home.

    Also, it’s WAY overpriced…




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  • Grrrowler

    I do like the house, even though it’s entirely not my style. It’s definitely a grand estate in the traditional sense. The exterior is even decent; it’s nice to have it not be the expected Mediterranean style and manages to keep the French influences in check. I would need to make some changes to the interior, but those could be easily done. It’s still something of a blank canvas.

    I think the grounds are beautiful. I would, however, have moved the house a little closer to the road in order to make the rear yard/garden. I realize it’s fairly large as it is, but the front area is only going to be seen coming and going. Granted the motor court would hold fewer cars but for me that would be a fair trade-off.

    Like others, I’m wondering about the price. It seems overly optimistic. I just can’t fathom the wisdom (or lack thereof) of building a house like this on spec in this economy.




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  • Iemand

    I’m not registered anywhere. That’s probably my problem right?
    If I have to be registered (and edit my posts here), where can I do that?




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    • Kenny Forder

      hmmmm, let me try and find out…




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  • Stewie

    I LOVE it! It’s classy, beautiful and private. If only it could have been on the other side of the road! But what a beautiful estate! True Palm Beach luxury. The house looks great, exactly how I would want a super-estate to look like. Something that irritates me sometimes about American homes is that they are not symmetrical; some homes are just all over the place, mixing all kinds of ugly styles into one instead of just keeping it KISS (Keep it simple stupid!). This one is symmetrical and beautiful. It’s French style. Houses like this keep their value because its a form of architecture that is timeless. It is overpriced of course, but no one can say that this estate is not beautiful! Thanks for posting Kenny




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  • CincyRob

    Amazing! Nearly flawless. The 2.5 acres is far too small for the price. thirty to forty-five would be just right. No more though.




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    • Brandon

      you must not know much about palm beach…. thirty to forty-five acres of waterfront land on palm beach (just the land) would cost even more than this house!




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    • Teddi

      I’m assuming you must be joking. I’m not even sure there’s anywhere you could even purchase that amount of land on the canal in PB. Much less have anyone be able to afford it. Is it that you have no clue about Palm Beach real estate or were you being facetious? Even 10 acres is optimistic and that would probably double the pricetag. This has to be the craziest statement I’ve ever seen on this site.




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  • Kieran

    I am suprised I didnt see this earlier
    Incredible home, every inch is beautiful! I not into $84mil on only intercoastal…




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