Here are some more exterior pictures of entrepreneur Alvin Malnik’s mega mansion located at 6301 N Ocean Boulevard in Ocean Ridge, FL. Alvin is a lawyer, real estate mogul, restaurateur, entertainment impresario and financial advisor. These pictures are from he hosted a charity event at his house for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The main house is 38,000 square feet and the new addition (which houses an Asian gallery and children’s playroom) is 18,000 square feet, bringing the total to a gargantuan 56,000 square feet!

* Thanks to HOTR reader Daniel for the tip!

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  • Daniel

    I have to be honest. I have driven by this literally a hundred times, and every single damn time I still turn to the east to stare at this beast. I really, really, really love the exterior. It is completely outrageous and ostentatious, but you cannot find a home from Palm Beach to Miami Beach that will cause so many people to stare at it in amazement [ or disgust]. The details are exquisite, and this truly is in my opinion one of the most authentic Beaux Arts facades I have seen.

    The interior is a mystery however. I have only been able to find a single pic of it, and VERY unfortunately it looks…Jersey-ish. Hopefully it’s just a bad angle. I can only hope the rest of the interior is as spectacular as the exterior.

    http://www.allforthegood.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/Al-Malnik-Philanthropist-Palm-Beach-Illustrated.jpg




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    • Kenny Forder

      LOL @ Jersey-ish. You mean TeresaGiudice-ish? lol




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      • Daniel

        Not that bad. Maybe Gorga-ish.




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        • Kenny Forder

          HAHA. I’ll agree on that.




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    • weisser

      I think this house has a very small plot of land. This is a significant drawback. But thanks for the comment. I first saw that’s beautiful house.




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    • Tony

      That interior is hideous, look at the lower part of the staircase, it has a really weird design carved into it, look behind his chair and at the lower part of the stair case on the other side, that looks like something from the 80’s, that’s really ugly




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    • Bob

      I go to school with the kids. Been over the house 1000000 times, its amazing.




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  • Limedaiquar

    What a work of art. And I like the interior picture.




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  • Chance

    Gotta admit, not a huge fan of this style, but for some reason it just works here. No matter what the interior looks like, I can see a nice Candy & Candy interior fitting this place nicely.




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    • Daniel

      That would be very interesting. It just seems the interior is extremely open, so I would imagine a contemporary interior would be more appropriate. But the exterior is so damn classical…I don’t know, I’m torn :/




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      • Chance

        I hear yea. Personally, I’m a fan of a more classic exterior mixed with a contemporary interior. For instance, I’d like to see Fleur de Lys with a contemporary interior instead of the museum pieces it has in it. Joan Behnke for instance.




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        • Ted

          i completely agree. that is totally my style!!!!




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  • CEM

    This house looks Russian.




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  • Sam

    I’ve seen a few pictures of the interior and its as stunning and mesmerizing as the exterior. I would love to live in a house like this, however I find the adjoining “house” slightly odd, I wouldn’t dedicate a whole property to a playroom / museum (dont see how these two fit). It would be really difficult when selling it, even if they sold it separately im pretty sure the whole floorplan would have to be redesigned.




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    • Daniel

      I think the biggest hurdle would be the location rather than the architecture. Ocean Ridge is not nearly as prestigious as anything else on the ocean. Gulf Stream, Palm Beach, Manalapan, Delray Beach, Highland Beach, even Hillsboro Beach would be much better suited for a home this gigantic. Ocean Ridge is too…quaint. But I see what you’re saying. The funny thing is, the playhouse/museum has been under construction since 2009 and still has a long way to go…I’d be worried that the kids would have out grown a play house by the time this is done.




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  • Al Robinson

    For what it is, it is absolutely beautiful. The white exterior is a really great touch. But I’m not a fan of the rectangular boxy look. It’s a bit boring for me. I like little wings that stick out of the house in another direction.

    If you can too easily imagine what the interior would look like from a floor-plan point-of-view, than it’s too simple. I imagine a hallway going right through the middle of the home, with almost squared rooms on the east side and west side. The family room is probably right in the middle, with the foyer on the other side. That floor-plan works, but again, it’s almost generic for me.




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  • Limedaiquar

    Hmmm, after looking at it. I don’t like this no more. I’ll probly like it again tonight though.




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  • Grrrowler

    It would make a lovely museum, or mausoleum. It’s too grandiose and too imposing for my taste. Normally I’m a fan of beaux-arts style but this doesn’t do it for me. The picture of the interior makes it a bigger turnoff than seeing only the exterior.




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    • lambskin

      It does not look like a home.




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  • richvanc

    I’m always impressed by Daniel’s comments/local knowledge…and I’m in agreement with Grrrowler re. grandiosity/imposing. BUT… it’s still an impressive home! 😉




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  • NOVA Ben

    No.




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    • Lonnie

      LOL……




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  • richvanc

    YES!




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  • Joejoe509

    I think Bad Boys III should be filmed here. P.I.M.P! If I were a drug overlord…

    Okay sorry in all seriousness. It’s very important and stately looking! Unfortunately it’s so beyond my tastes that I wouldn’t know what to do with a house like this. It’s certainly nice and I like how the black windows really pop! But to me, it looks like a government building… And 56K sq ft? Man is this thing big… and yes that’s what she said. 😉




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  • Tay

    If it was on A LOT more land and farther from the road, this would be a landmark home for the next century. Now its just an eyesore..




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    • Kenny Forder

      Yeah, it’s a shame. If it was situated on a plot of land like Trump’s Mar-a-lago, then it would be so much better!




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  • richvanc

    Fair comment, Tay! lol, 😉




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  • Adam

    Does this house remind anyone else of the mansion on Starfish Island in GTA Vice City? Just the front facade with the massive steps and intimidating block form




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  • Mark

    I am mixed on it. I like that it looks solid. Although when I see it I think of a Central Bank. I also think it lacks warmth… I think it could host a lot of art, but not raise a family. I usually like most homes. But not sure on this one. I think I just need to see inside shots.




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  • CEM

    It looks like a cheaper done knock of of 9577 Sunset




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  • Tay

    Damn this thing is so out of place, I finally google mapped it to see how big the lot really is. There are like little bungalows across the street lol.. And i know it is ocean front, but even there this thing just blows the surrounding mansions away. I feel bad for the neighbors.




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  • marc22

    While nothing built today can ever match the great Beaux Arts mansions of a century ago, just because the craftsman no longer exist, this is a very good residence. Classic and elegant and I would be happy with the guest playhouse. Well done exterior.

    Other Mcmansion builders please take note and learn




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    • Brijbhushan Bhattadri

      While it is true that the old craftsmen are no more, many of the old construction and embellishment methods are being replicated again these days. White and colored wall plaster made from ground egg shells / sea shells mixed with lime, polished and stained concrete for floors, limestone blocks, classic wood treatments using finely ground soil and natural oils and a lot more are available once again. The problem is that the stuff isn’t cheap, even if you’re wealthy enough to own a multimillion dollar mansion. And, someone commissioning a custom mansion may not want some of this stuff. Tastes have changed over the decades too. Do check out the websites of architects specializing in classic architecture like Peter Pennoyer or Quinlan Terry if you would like to see what is available now. And, if you have other recommendations, do post them here so visitors to this lovely site can enjoy them as well. Cheers!




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      • marc22

        I agree some architectural firms albeit very very few, work today with clients to produce some incredible homes, yet the quality is not always there at any cost. Time and materials and availability of specialty trades is the real issue.

        Look at the homes column capitals pictured here from Ocean Ridge. They look to be molded or poured not hand cut from a block of limestone. That workmanship found in homes in NYC, Long Island, Newport, Philadelphia’s Main Line, Chicago’s North Shore and other areas around the country that had concentrations of Beaux Arts manors from the late nineteenth century and early twentieth century, simply isn’t done today. You dont import Italian stone cutters who spend a year carving limestone into a facade, but instead you get thin cast-stone sheets that is laid up over a shell if you are lucky. Sometimes you only get stucco or dry-vit or some other insulated exterior wall panel. If you are going to build a classically inspired home then its all about the details. Get it right and you have a masterpiece. Get it wrong and the home looks cheap even if it cost 10 million dollars.

        Didn’t Quinlan Terry pass away? God I hope not. Just I thought he did. He understands or understood classical design. Today you can get a good simulation, but it is not the same. Nobody imports a Venetian ceilings or entire french panelled rooms from Chateaus and installs them in the U.S. Either the materials are not available and/or their export to transport or remove them from historic structures is not allowed. So you get clients that want “simulations” or “period looking” rooms filled with molded cornices or prefabricated details in rooms that try to duplicate what you might find in Biltmore or San Simeon or The Breakers or Viscaya. Some of them are very well done, but most are not and they tend to look cheap and gaudy with gilding over polystyrene and extruded mouldings..

        I just wish some of these Mega mansion builders would restore an historic old mansion in their vicinity instead of trying to reproduce something that is nearly impossible to do today. There are dozens of historic estates around the country that could be revitalized with a fraction of the money poured into some of teh behemoths posted on this site. Anyone hear of Lynnewood Hall. Just an example of a true mega-mansion built to last 200 years. These new mansions will look worn and frayed in 20 years.




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        • Brijbhushan Bhattadri

          Just FYI – Quinlan Terry is very much with us, and he works with his son Francis these days: http://www.qftarchitects.com/ Peter Pennoyer has been elected the head of a body of classical architects that is now based in New York, and which plans to encourage classic architectural styles.

          There are younger architects working in parts of the world where labor is cheap and some of the old techniques are still remembered. Neils Schoenfelder is a German architect who works in India and Europe and who combines modern construction techniques with traditional methods. http://www.thehindu.com/life-and-style/homes-and-gardens/article2879797.ece Several US architecture schools are working on teaching students about methods like Guastavino Timbrel Vaulting.

          Overseas, you have institutions like the M Rm Rm Foundation in India who are currently training construction labor in that country in the old methods: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36AVxjgD290

          While I agree with you that it would be good to preserve beautiful old homes, the problem often is that bringing in labor from overseas these days would run into visa issues in the first place. And then, if you manage to secure visas, you would have to deal with construction workers’ unions who would resent this importation of labor because it would intrude into their turf. Not something for the faint of heart! On the other hand, there is potential for training local labor in the USA in the old methods. I’m just not sure that even a billionaire would have the patience and the inclination to get some of this work done these days. That said, I sincerely hope that more people do. There’s a grace to old buildings that is simply lacking in much modern architecture.




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  • Hunter

    Awesome palace..I’d want more privacy, so I’d for sure add landscaping/tall trees/hedges, otherwise it’s perfect.




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  • John L.

    I like the architecture, but the exterior is in dire need of some landscaping. I also like highly ornate interiors — like Iris Cantor’s La Belle Vie — but I think this photo shows a very gaudy, tacky, overdone attempt at ornate.




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  • Lukas

    This house is a film-set in a certain movie… I just can’t remember that movie. But I certainly remember the house.




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  • RJ Smith

    This was two lots converted into a single lot. If you go to google maps you’ll see a 15,000 square foot home being built next to it. That will be the guest and art gallery. So he now owns 3 lots. The attention to detail is off the chain and the interior will remain private but I can tell you it’s worthy of Royalty.




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  • sam

    It’s not like I have the privilege too, but I have to say I would be embarrassed to call this place home. Great back yard though. Thanks for posting the interior shot; I think I will go throw up now.




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  • Kyle

    I have seen some homes with this kind of Beaux-Arts exterior design that have really awesome interiors that I like, not in white marble on the inside, but rather wood and very warm and grand. I don’t care for homes like this with a white marble interior, that just makes it seem too unlivable and formal. I also would like some nice landscaping and TREES for privacy!




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  • Tony

    I don’t like all the black in the home, the black pillars and black around the windows doesn’t look right, I think they should have went with a lighter color, it almost has that weird gothic kinda look like how Petra Ecclestone remodeled The Manor with black floors and bright white walls, I am ok with the black entry gate and could live with the black around the windows but I think the pillars in the entry way should be a lighter color




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  • a.soto

    I think its a beautiful home…I take my family to the beach right behind Alvin house and everytime we go its like seeing the house again for the first time. Wow!!!!! Keep doing what your doing if anyone has anything negative to say let them say it…they only wish they had that mansion…..




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  • C freeman

    I did the exterior on the addition was a great job and wonderful people to work for!




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  • John Ford

    I thought this place was an elite country club, or a Saudi Sheik’s Harem. –But no, it’s a “single-family” home — an 11 bed, 18.5 bath, 22,787 sqft Single-Family Home, owned by some unknown guy with an extremely small penis…
    Well, there you have it. –America is officially perverse.




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  • Michael

    That’s just WAY TOO BIG. I would be afraid to walk around in that house alone at night. Seriously 38,000 sq ft????!!!! That place probably has like 10 bathrooms. What the hell am I gonna do with 10 bathrooms???!!! My dream house would be around 8,000 to 10,000 sq ft. Not 56,000 sq ft…………. that’s just crazy.




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    • Norton

      it has 22 bed rooms and 42 bathrooms




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      • Michael

        Damn!!!




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  • Robert W Rogers

    Wow it’s so funny coming across this online. I was staying in Boynton beach fl 2 summers ago and was walking to the beach when I came up on this house. It stood out, for obvious reasons.. And I took a couple pictures of it. I knew I’d never forget that moment because it was so unreal. I couldn’t help but to gaze at it in amazement wondering just who it belongs to. And now I have that info here. That’s crazy! I didn’t realize it was big as in 22 bedrooms tho! Wow! However, there was a parking lot towards the front with several, several cars parked out there. It looked as though it was a business or something by all the vehicles. Must be the staffs vehicles!! Cool, maid, hair dresser etc! Lmao! Wow!




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