The Ultimate Party House on Miami Beach
After a $32 million renovation, this Miami Beach, Fla., mansion doubles as a nightclub with a rooftop bar, four outdoor hot tubs and a poolhouse.
Bill Dean is a successful engineer, infamous in D.C. social circles for throwing blowout bashes at his Georgetown mansion. He bought an expansive 2.35-acre property in Miami Beach for $8 million and then spent another $32 million transforming it into his ultimate party house.
According to the Wall Street Journal, one of Dean's top priorities was to find a house with sufficient dock space for his friends and their yachts. The lot sits on a corner where two waterways meet, providing a whopping 600 feet of water frontage on both sides.
Dean told the newspaper that although he enjoys throwing parties in D.C., nothing beats the Miami party scene. "Miami is sexier," he said. "You get people from all over the world all the time."
The original house, a Mediterranean revival built in 1937, was the summer home of the founder of Kmart. The estate is 18,100 square feet and includes a seven-bedroom main house, a spa, four guest suites and the poolhouse.