AMediterranean-style waterfront palace originally commissioned for NASCAR great Jeff Gordon raised the bar when it was sold last month for $36 million.
The sale price set a record for the town of Highland Beach, FL.
Inspired by the luxurious resorts in Cap d’Antibes, the estate offers 24,468 square feet of lavishly designed living space and 120 feet of beach frontage.
Gordon purchased a 1-acre parcel in 1996 for $2.4 million and built the estate in 1999. Fittingly for a NASCAR great, there’s a tree-lined motor court that can accommodate 20 vehicles and a covered garage for seven additional cars.
Gordon sold the eight-bed, 11-bath property in 2003 for $13.3 million, and it’s changed hands a couple of times over the years, most recently in 2014 for $12.5 million.
The buyer in 2014 was also a car enthusiast, and he added an entire wing with an auto museum to showcase six very special cars.
The main residence features a mahogany front door, a rotunda foyer encased in Macedonian stone, and three-story windows with ocean views.
Hungry and thirsty guests are never far from sustenance—there’s a chef’s kitchen, two catering kitchens, a butler’s pantry, a wine room, a kitchen wine vault, a sit-down bar, and an alfresco dining loggia with a kitchen and fireplace alongside the pool.
There’s even a juice bar in the wellness center, which also includes a sauna, massage room, and gym.
The wing with the primary suite resembles a high-end hotel.
It boasts arched windows, a double-sided fireplace, a sitting room, and a bathroom with surfaces of gold, marble, velvet, and crystal.
Other high-end spaces include a magnificently appointed office/library, billiard room, home theater, and children’s playroom with a red-curtained stage.
The home was listed at the end of 2021 for $42 million, and a deal was sealed just a couple of months later at a 14% discount.