South Florida has 8 of state’s 10 priciest homes for sale

800 South Pointe Drive, Apartment 2204, in Miami Beach
800 South Pointe Drive, Apartment 2204, in Miami Beach

Eight of the 10 most expensive Florida homes listed for sale are in South Florida, including two in Miami Beach and three in Palm Beach,  New York City-based reported.

Listed for sale for the first time in 30 years, a 10-bedroom house at 46 Star Island in Miami Beach has a $65 million asking price, the sixth-most expensive listing in Florida. The residence, which was fully renovated last year, features a 3,000-bottle wine cellar and a living room the size of a ballroom. Miami Beach pioneer Carl Fisher built the historic property. One Sotheby’s International Realty has the listing.

Also listed for sale for $65 million is a three-level penthouse at the Apogee condominium at 800 South Pointe Drive in Miami Beach. Apartment 2204 is one the 22nd, 23rd and 24th floors of the waterfront condominium.  The five-bedroom penthouse has a rooftop terrace with a private pool, Jacuzzi, cabana, movie theater, outdoor kitchen and dining space. The Douglas Elliman brokerage firm has the listing. also reported that three homes in exclusive Palm Beach are among the 10 most expensive listings in Florida. They include a ninth-ranked lakefront residence at 1485 South Ocean Boulevard with seven bedrooms, a temperature-controlled wine room, a lanai, library, elevator and guesthouse. The asking price recently dropped $8 million to $59.5 million.

Ranked fourth with a $69.9 million asking price is 1071 North Ocean Boulevard in Palm Beach. The 35,000-square-foot, Mediterranean mansion has 242 feet of direct ocean frontage. The property features a home theater, game room, library and massage room, plus a private bowling alley. Premier Estate Properties has the listing.

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Ranked second is the Il Palmetto estate in Palm Beach, an ocean-to-lake residence with an Italian Renaissance design on a 5.45-acre site. Il Palmetto has a carved limestone wine cellar big enough for 20,000 bottles and an underground tunnel, among other features. Netscape co-founder Jim Clark has put the property on the market for the first time since 1999, with an asking price of $137 million.

The most expensive listing in Florida is a 33-bedroom estate at 2000 South Ocean Boulevard in Manalapan. The asking price is $195 million.  The owners completed a full reconstruction of the residence, called Gemini, in 2003. Gemini is on a site exceeding 15 acres with 1,300 feet of frontage on the Intracoastal Waterway and 1,200 feet of beachfront on the Atlantic Ocean. The residence features two golfing areas, multiple swimming pools, a tennis court, butterfly garden and an intricate tree house, plus acre of tropical botanical gardens. Premier Estate Properties has the listing.

Two other South Florida properties rank among the 10 most expensive listings in the state, according to

Seventh-ranked is 511 South Beach Road in Hobe Sound, an 18-bedroom compound spread over 8.5 acres tucked between the Intracoastal Waterway and the Atlantic Ocean. The property has three swimming pools, two multiple-vessel docks and several guest houses. Waterfront Properties has the listing. The asking price is $65 million.

Ranked third with a $95 million asking price is Pumpkin Key Island in Key Largo. The 26-acre private island has a three-bedroom main house, two cottages for caretakers and a dock master’s apartment. The island also has a 20-slip marina that can accommodate a large yacht and tennis courts that double as a helipad. The sole living coral barrier reef in North America is three miles offshore. One Sotheby’s International Realty has the listing.