Friday, July 9, 2004
Luxury Living: Gothic House
You can call it the home version of back to the future. In tonight's Luxury Living report, we're taking you inside a broward county home that mixes old architecture and new technology. 7's Shireen Sandoval takes us on a tour.
(WSVN) -- Enter the gates of this Lighthouse Point home, and be prepared to take a trip back in time.
This is a gothic revival.
The developers of this five bedroom, six-and-a-half bath home say this kind of architecture dates back to the 700's.
Michael Friend: "Gothic is generally when you see the doors peaked like this and all of the furniture that's all hand carved follows that revival, gothic."
Like the two doors at the front of the house, which were built in turkey from bullet proof glass.
In fact, there are plenty of peaks throughout the house....
From the gothic built-in bar...To the bathrooms...To this television cabinet.
The developers say they get their inspiration from travels around the world.
Michael: "I saw Celine Dion's house and her interior doors are identical to ours, all hand carved."
Inside this 59,000 square foot home you'll find some very luxurious amenities.
Like this custom made staircase, which cost a mere $90,000 dollars.
The railing was made overseas, and a local artist etched the face of the steps by hand.
It will set you back $18,000 dollars.
And the stained glass above the chandelier in the foyer retails for $39,000 dollars.
No matter where you turn in this house, there's special attention to detail.
Michael: "I'm tired of walking into waterfront properties and seeing one crown molding and a flat ceiling and they call it an estate. We really build estates at Remi Developers."
The stone work in the house is also amazing.
Check out the two story fireplace, made of pre-cast stone.
Or how about the the seven seat movie theater. It comes with embroidered suede and leather seats, a silk movie curtain from Egypt, and a state of the art sound system.
Michael: "If you get a telephone call, your movie pauses automatically, stops, the lights go to half mast, and as soon as you hang up the phone when you're done, it goes right back to the movie."
It's a luxury living medieval estate, minus the dungeons and dragons.
Michael: "This is definitely luxury living at its' best."
The house is for sale for $3.75 million dollars.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
1819 NE 25th Street
Lighthouse Point, FL 33064