This huge waterfront mansion is located at 4449 Bay Shore Road in Sarasota, FL. It is owned by James and Maryann Armour and was styled after the Monte Carlo Casino. They purchased in 2008 for $19 million and they have spent millions on renovations since then. It boasts 21,192 square feet of living space and is likely the most expensive and largest home since John Ringling built his Ca’ d’Zan estate in 1925. It boasts 22 rooms with 11 bedrooms, 12 baths and three half-baths, media room, a grand salon, a dining room, a fitness center, a “kids’ rec room,” a study, staff quarters, guest quarters, a master bedroom/sitting room the size of a cottage, a master closet that could pass for an apartment in Manhattan, and a “file room.” The total building area tops 39,000 square feet.

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  • CincyRob

    Great looking home with a nice lot. I would love to see the interior.




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  • WrteStufLA

    You got the address wrong. The correct address for the Armour Mansion is 4449 Bay Shore Road — #5401 is for the Ringling Museum.




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    • Kenny Forder

      Oops yeah, I meant to put that. Thanks!




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  • Scott

    Oddly enough, I kind of like it, although I hate that the hipped roofs of the garage wings don’t match the French Second Empire mansard roof of the main building.




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    • Scott

      I take back my “like” – now I see that the whole building is a mixture of the two roof styles, and I kind of hate it.




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  • Daniel

    I definitely see the resemblance to the casino, but I don’t know if the whole package works. As Scott mentioned, the roof details *really* stand out.




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  • Justin

    i would much prefer the house to the left of the casino looking one i think, still i wouldn’t pass this one up.




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    • lambskin

      I thought the same thing. Plus that ‘waterfront’ water looks pretty nasty.




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  • Grrrowler

    It’s got a very Disneyesque feel to me, and that’s not a good thing. Overall I’m not a fan.




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