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This amazing mega mansion, dubbed “Palazzo Steyn”, is located in Midrand, Gauteng, South Africa. It is the centerpiece of “Steyn City”, a lavish community under construction that will feature 11,000 residences, private hospital, 2 private schools, offices park, an 18-hole Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course and a wooded parkland. It is set to open in 2015. Steyn City is the brainchild of billionaire Douw Steyn, an insurance tycoon who founded Auto & General. Palazzo Steyn is Douw’s personal residence. Valued at $25 million, the 32,000 square foot mega mansion features 7 bedroom suites, 2-story foyer with domed ceiling and grand staircase, 2-story library, 33-car subterranean garage and more. Outdoor features include a circular driveway with fountain, tiered lawns, infinity edge swimming pool and two unique waterfall features on either side of the home that spill out into a man-made lake. There is also a separate gate house and staff/guest house. 

*Thanks to HOTR reader Thabo for the tip!

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  • Kenny Forder

    Deleted the comments by accident. So sorry guys, I apologize! :-/




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  • Brian

    Apology accepted. At least there’s no coverup.




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  • horselips

    I love the elevation – it’s not Italian, it’s not French, it’s not Modern, it’s not Mediterranean, it’s not Colonial or Federal or Victorian. it’s…it’s…Romanesque (!?) What a delightful change of pace. The interior is a bit over the top, but heck, what’s the point of being filthy rich if you can’t flaunt it – but OMG that garage! Columns, decorated ceiling, and polished marble flooring! Looks as good as a Stalinist Soviet subway station. (Say that five times fast!)




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  • Luke

    One of the greatest homes ever featured on HOTR. Right up there with Chateau Louis XIV and the Stone Mansion. The perimetre wall (an understatement) alone is a marvel.




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  • Luke

    P.S: Perhaps you should make an ‘ultimate Billionaire’s home’ poll, Kenny: Palazzo Steyn v Chateau Louis XIV v Antilla etc




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