South Florida’s “safest” home, an opulent 8,152-square-foot mansion featuring seven bedrooms, seven baths and seven secret “safe rooms,” will be up for auction during a three-day event, Apr. 10-12, as part of one of the area’s largest estate auctions in years.
A wide variety of personal property valued at more than $750,000 — including jewelry and a Latin American art collection featuring Dali, Miro, Lam, Orlando and Picasso — will be auctioned on Apr. 10 and 11, beginning at noon, with an 11 a.m. preview each day. The house will be auctioned on Apr. 12.
However, because of the amount of personal property offered — combined with the uniqueness of the home itself — advance previews of the entire property are scheduled to take place from 1 to 4 p.m. on Mar. 31 and Apr. 4 and 9.
The distinctive gated and secluded property, a “smart house” with computerized controls, is set on 4.3 acres in the Redland area and features a tennis court, basketball court, pool, spa, secret garden and koi pond, elevator, and home theater.
The home, which has travertine marble and wood floors, coiffure ceilings, several fireplaces, a gym, multiple fountains and reflecting pools, hidden staircase that leads to a private sunset room and a “mini” Washington monument in the backyard, is listed for $2.5 million.
“I know this is an overly used phrase, but this is, indeed, a once-in-a-lifetime property,” said Auction Company of America president Jim Gall, who was featured in the New York Times and on ABC’s Nightline and was recently inducted into the Florida Auctioneer’s Association Hall of Fame. “Because of its secluded location, and the quality and care the owners have put into this mansion — as evidenced by the seven secret safe rooms — there’s never been anything like this in South Florida.”
For more information or to pre-register for the auction, visit Auction Company of America (www.auctioncompanyofamerica.com) or call