A 12,786-square-foot oceanfront mansion in Highland Beach that is being sold fully furnished, including artwork and antiques, has a few extra features sure to excite the car aficionados out there: an air-conditioned, drive-through garage and a collector car showroom.
The gated home, at 4217 S. Ocean Blvd., sits on a 0.42-acre lot with 102 linear feet on the ocean. Listed for $25 million, it has Italian Renaissance-style architecture, six bedrooms, nine baths, a gourmet kitchen, gymnasium, elevator, an antique double-sided fireplace and two mother-in-law or staff suites.
Outside, there’s a saltwater pool, spa, summer kitchen, covered loggia with fire pit and a private beach. There is also a rooftop “crow’s nest” lounge, a bar and sun/entertainment deck.
“You can easily seat eight people for dinner on the roof of the house,” said John List, a senior director of luxury sales at Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Boca Raton, who holds the listing.
Public records indicate that the current owner purchased the property in May 1998 for $2.8 million. List said he is selling to downsize.
List said that the garage, which is under the house, makes the property distinctive. “It’s very difficult to find a home on the ocean that could park a collection of vehicles,” he said. “It holds 12 vehicles, and there’s also a collector’s showroom behind glass that is temperature-controlled for exotic cars. That way, the cars with beautiful leather won’t be affected by the salt air.”