This 12,2323-square-foot mansion recently hit the market at $14 million, making it the most expensive listing Weston, Florida has ever seen.
The 27-square-mile city is located approximately 31 miles northwest of Miami in the westernmost point of Broward County. Its northern and western borders surround the Florida Everglades.
An aerial view of a lakefront Monarch estate in Weston, Florida.
The seven-bedroom, 11-bathroom lakefront residence is located in the community of Windmill Ranch Estates, Weston’s first residential development, dating back to 1984, according to the city’s website. Weston has a population of 68,305, according to the University of Florida’s Office of Economics and Business Research. Its median household income is $107,908, according to the latest census data.
“Weston is far enough from dense urban centers like Fort Lauderdale and Miami to give it a sense of suburban calm, but it still allows residents easy access to greater city life,” said Cinada Adzim, a real estate registry agent.
Real estate records show that the most expensive home for sale in Weston made $7 million in 2012. This home, also located on Windmill Ranch Estates, spanned 25,000 square feet at a price of $280 per square foot.
Manicured landscapes line the Monarch Estate walkway.
Residence at 3030 Meadow Lane, built in 2017, is, according to the listing, about half the size of that record-breaking mansion, but the owners are asking for twice the price, making it four times the price per square foot, at $1,136.
If the home, known as the Monarch Estate, sold anywhere near asking price, it would break the local record and put the home’s value on par with some of Broward’s biggest sales 25 miles east in Fort Lauderdale, where you’ll find finding The most expensive real estate in the county. In April, a Fort Lauderdale waterfront home sold for $23 million, breaking the record for the highest-selling in the county, according to the multi-listing service.
For context, the median sale price for a single-family home in Broward County was $658,274 in October, up 19.3% from a year ago. Sales last month across the county were $912.4 million, according to Miami Realtors’ October market summary.
“Weston has its share of real estate worth $10 million or more,” Adzem said. “The Monarch Estate is the first of this size on the market. We expect to see more of these multi-million dollar properties for sale over time, given the high demand in the luxury segment.”
Here’s a look at what sets this Weston home apart.
Aerial view of the royal estate.
Monarch Estate is named after the monarch butterflies that are attracted to the flowering shrubs planted around the property.
“Part of what sets the Monarch Estate apart is that this is the kind of sprawling retreat typically seen in Palm Beach,” Adzem said.
Twilight view of the infinity pool and lake.
The home sits on 1.5 acres overlooking a lake and features a 93-foot infinity pool, a 14-person hot tub, a built-in trampoline, and a half-basketball court.
At the heart of the house is an open concept design that seamlessly connects a large room, kitchen and breakfast area. Adzem said the common space spans 2,600 square feet.
The kitchen has two large islands topped with ivory marble and features white wood cabinets with stainless steel appliances.
Floor to ceiling retractable glass doors in the large room and breakfast area open onto the loggia and pool.
The lounge area in the loggia of the house is air conditioned.
Loggia, outdoor covered patio, air conditioned and has lounge, dining area, BBQ, fireplace and TV. At the touch of a button, the room’s open arched hallways can be closed with floor-to-ceiling screens that Adzem says are storm-resistant.
Soho bedroom loft.
One of the home’s seven bedrooms is inspired by a New York City loft in Soho with an exposed brick wall, wood floors, and oversized arched windows.
View from the balcony
However, the view from this New York City-inspired bedroom balcony doesn’t look like the Big Apple.
Sitting area in the owner’s suite and fireplace.
The owner’s suite has a seating area with a reversible fireplace.
Owner’s suite bedrooms.
A king-size bed offers views of the manicured landscape surrounding the pool and lake.
One of the two owner’s suite bathrooms.
Outside the owner’s sleeping quarters, there are a pair of bathrooms covered in Turkish Carrara marble, along with a pair of steam showers and a bathtub.
One of the two cabins of the owner’s suite.
The suite also includes a walk-in wardrobe.
The home cinema is equipped with 4K projection, 3D glasses and a Dolby Atmos sound system that can be directed through 50 speakers hidden in the walls and ceiling and integrated behind the cinema screen.
Adzem said the home’s furniture is custom designed and is included in the $14 million asking price.
Aerial view of the waterfront.
According to the listing, the monthly maintenance fee is $289, and the current property tax is $69,202.
“After the home deals, the taxes will be returned to an estimated annual amount of $245,000,” Adzem said.