From lavish Louis XIV gilded armchairs and a Belgian castle’s artwork, to Corinthian columns and imported hand-carved stone fireplaces, these commanding, castle-inspired mansions are bringing royal living stateside.
Modern, Mediterranean-, or Renaissance-style, call one of these Floridian fortresses home and live like a royal while enjoying the best of waterfront living.
4217 S Ocean Blvd, Highland Beach, FL
This six-bedroom, six-bathroom mansion’s Renaissance-style architecture is a sight to behold. Spanning over 12,000 square feet, this meticulously curated beachfront estate has artwork collected from the ballroom ceiling of a Belgian castle, a historic Italian fireplace, Louis XIV carved and gilded armchairs, a Steinway grand piano from 1890, an original, restored Brunswick Monarch billiards table from 1880, and a collection of 100-plus oil paintings, sculptures, and chandeliers that rival a museum. Outside, soak in the Atlantic Ocean from expansive rooftop terraces and entertaining areas fit for a king. 4217 S Ocean is listed for $25 million by Chad Carroll with Compass.
1011 Rhodes Villa Avenue, Delray Beach, FL
A three-story, Mediterranean palace, this 8,230-square-foot estate is outfitted with custom stone features and Corinthian columns. Limestone, marble, and intricate wood millwork make this 6-bedroom, 7.5-bathroom home feel like a castle, with mahogany and wrought-iron features throughout. Other spoils include a private rooftop terrace accessible from the top-floor master suite, a home theater, triple-height living room with designer wet bar, two-story office, and 50-foot dock adjacent to the large covered terrace.
1011 Rhodes Villa Avenue, Delray Beach, is listed for $8.125 million by Presdon Luczek & Maxine Marion with ONE Sotheby’s International Realty.
9295 W Marsh Island Drive, Vero Beach, FL
This 10,000-square-foot, modern castle is a sumptuous waterfront masterpiece with enviable design, including imported hand-carved stone fireplaces, marble, coffered ceilings, and extensive millwork. Like any dream chateau, there are endless rooms at the three-story mansion – five bedrooms, seven full baths, four half baths, four laundry rooms, three kitchens, a 10-seat private cinema, a country club-style rec room with a pool table, poker table, and wet bar, a study, a gym with four-person sauna, and a sweeping foyer. Relax like a royal outside on the travertine lanai and enjoy the heated pool with Badujet power swimming system and integrated spa.
9295 W Marsh Island Drive, Vero Beach, is listed for $12.750 million by Michael Thorpe with ONE Sotheby’s International Realty