We love houses that are quirky and brim with individuality. Sometimes, though, homeowners take it a step further than many would (or arguably should) dare. This is one of those houses. Kudos to the owner for knowing what they like and damning the decorative torpedoes. Sure, it’s reminiscent of a Disney theme park, but hey, it’s Florida! With vague lashings of latter-day Memphis style, scores of fake animals, multitudes of fake animal print rugs, and enough purple paint that even Prince would be impressed, the entire property is a vivid cornucopia of highly personal style. You do you, owner.
Located in Lighthouse Point, Fla., about 12 miles north of Fort Lauderdale, the boat-friendly waterfront property has it all. Listed with Linda White at Castles By The Beach Realty, the fearlessly polychromatic property is priced at $3.85 million. Tax records show that the house was last sold more than 15 years ago, in 2005 for $1.6 million to a Boca Raton physician, but it seems obvious that at least a million dollars’ worth of paint has since been lavished on the place, including on the kaleidoscopic driveway with its Pucci-esque swoops of teal, purple and yellow.
The lot is undeniably pretty sweet. There are canals on two sides of the 0.27-acre plot, with plenty of dock space to accommodate a large boat and a floating dock for jet skis and the like. The well-equipped docks include a boat lift and electric and water services.
Listing describe the roughly 4,400-square-foot residence as “multi-generational,” with “separate defined living areas in modern contemporary eclectic style.” There are “Multiple kitchens” — we counted two — and the five bedrooms and four bathrooms include “1st & 2nd floor Master Suites.” Nice.
Being Florida, there is, of course, a swimming pool, and this one is just a strangely appointed as the rest of the house with what marketing materials call “flexible coral” — whatever that is — and a “turtle pond with fountain.” After all, who would consider buying in Florida without a turtle pond?
Put on some sunglasses, put an umbrella in your mai tai and have a peek around.