Last night my husband and I watched a little story on ABC's Nightline about the "High-End Real Estate."
It involves two developers who built a 30,000 square foot home (yup, that's a three with four zeros behind it), complete with 10 bedrooms, 14 baths and NINE kitchens, selling for a cool 60 MILLION dollars.
Some of it's selling features:
* The estate takes up two acres of land. (TWO acres!)
* Five separate buildings are connected by pools and waterfalls - not to overlook the beach with imported sand from the Bahamas! (Sand from the Bahamas or sand from the mountains, my children will find a way to bring it in the house no matter what).
* The front yard has a mature palm tree grove transplated at a cost of $65,000 per tree. (You't think a tree would be tree-house worthy at that price).
* The outdoor kitchen (remember there are eight more scattered around) is big enough to host a
* In the main dining area there's a bar sporting a Mother of Pearl wall behind it. (Hey, there is a Mother in our dining area ever night, but se certainly isn't called Pearl).
* There are 12 refrigerators in the house. (Okay, this could be a bonus, but then there's the grocery bill to have them stocked for eight starving kids) (Or so they claim).
* There is a 3D movie theater (which can double as a recording studio) and a surround-sound system in every room. (Hey, with the size of our family, there is surround sound in every room, too!)
* And finally, the neighbors, amidst the 30 other homes here and a 300-acre golf course: the singer Julio Iglesias and retired Miami Dolphins coach Don Shula.
And as I watched - incredulously, mind you - this resort home being displayed, I thought to myself, "Ooh, what kind of wonderful, crazy havoc could a Mormon family of (almost) eleven raise in such an elite part of Florida?" (Complete with a nine kids under 13 and a styling, 15-passenger van).
DARN! We are 60 million dollars under budget to find out! (Phew! Am I glad)!
For pictures of this house, CLICK HERE