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Secluded on 2.5 wooded acres, this chateau is surrounded by private, park-like grounds. The 27,000 square-foot estate is designed for a sophisticated lifestyle and offers opulent formal rooms and outdoor gathering terraces for superb entertaining.
Formal gardens, imported olive trees, citrus groves, rose gardens, fountains and lavish pool flanked by large magnolia trees offering privacy and seclusion.
Amenities include lavish gilt and delicately-wrought, hand painted detail; meticulously reproduced period moldings; white marble tile and inlaid, hand scraped hardwood floors; antique boiserie, chandeliers, and marble fireplaces.
Expertly-proportioned principal rooms include a rotunda, reception hall, Versailles Room/salon, dining room, music room, east gallery hall, family room, sun room, and breakfast/informal dining room.
The kitchen is elegant offering an island, extensive butlers pantry, and an additional catering kitchen. Additional spaces include formal study, billiard room, second floor rotunda hall, gallery terrace, exercise studio, and theatre.
In a separate wing on the first floor, the master suite features and elaborate vestibule entrance, sumptuously-appointed bedroom, a dressing suite of custom-designed, walk-in closets, and a richly-appointed bathroom with bathing and massage rooms.
A pair of apartments on the second floor provides self-sufficiency for guests or family members with a private staircase, living rooms, fully-equipped kitchens, luxurious bedrooms and bathrooms, and walk-in closets.
One bedroom is currently configured to serve as a professionally-equipped hair salon.
our-car air conditioned garage with walk in refrigerator accommodating catering and floral needs. Porte cochere, motor court, and additional parking on the estate grounds.
Detached staff quarters offer a living room, full kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, and overhead loft.