Massive McMansion Auction Near Florida Everglades

With its 30-foot-high ceilings, Italian-made drapery and more than $1 million worth of crystal chandeliers, you could mistake this home for the Florence Cathedral.

Photo courtesy of Auction Company of America "Just when I thought I'd seen it all, I walked into the most magnificent mansion I've ever seen. Spanning 25,000 square feet in space - it's unbelievable," said Jim Gall, Champion Auctioneer and President of Auction Company of America. The company will auction the property to the highest bidder on Dec. 8, 2013.

The gigantic mansion is situated on 10 acres in the Southwest Ranches neighborhood of Broward County, just a stone's throw away from the Everglades. As you've probably heard, everything is huge in the Everglades, especially the snakes and the gators. Let's get one thing straight though – this home is anything but swamp-like. The house is big enough for you to get lost in it. Spanning nearly 25,000 square feet, the mansion is the largest home for sale in Broward County. As reported by the Miami Herald, the owners spent five years building their dream home after buying the property for $2,225,000 in 2003. The couple spent $1 million on Italian-made drapery and window treatments, and more than another $1 million on crystal chandeliers. They've also displayed art work from all over the world throughout the home. 

Take your pick: would you rather live in the west wing or the east wing? There's also a separate guesthouse that is currently being used as a museum. With seven large bedrooms and eight full bathrooms, you'll definitely have enough room for the whole family. 

With bidding expected to begin at $5 million, the Auction Company of America will sell the property to the highest bidder on Dec. 8. The auction will occur at the home, located at 13811 Luray Road in Southwest Ranches, and will also include personal items like jewelry and art. 

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