Tour this mansion near the Everglades that could break a Florida real estate record

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  • This 12,323-square-foot mansion recently hit the market with a price of $14 million, making it the most expensive the city of Weston, Florida has ever listed.
  • Weston is located in the western part of Broward County, about 31 miles northwest of Miami. Its northern and western borders meet the Florida Everglades.
  • 3030 Meadow Lane is about half the size of the previous record sale in the city, but it’s more than twice the price, making it four times the price per square foot at $1,136.

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This 12,323-square-foot mansion recently hit the market with a price of $14 million, making it the most expensive the city of Weston, Florida has ever listed.

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The 27-square-mile city is located in the western-most part of Broward County, about 31 miles northwest of Miami. Its northern and western borders meet the Florida Everglades.

According to the city’s website, the seven-bedroom, 11-bath lakeside residence is in the Windmill Ranch Estates community, Weston’s first residential development in 1984. According to the University of Florida’s Bureau of Economics and Business Research, Weston has a population of 68,305. According to the latest census data, it has a median household income of $107,908.

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“Weston is far enough away from dense urban centers like Fort Lauderdale and Miami to give it a peaceful suburban feel, but it still gives residents easy access to big city life,” said Adzem. Similar to, Listing Agent of the property.

Real estate records show that the most expensive home ever sold in Weston was sold in 2012 for $7 million. The home, which is also located at Windmill Ranch Estates, covers 25,000 square feet with a price per square foot of $280.

According to the listing, the residence at 3030 Meadow Lane, built in 2017, is about half the size of that record-setting mansion, but its owners are double the asking price, making it $1,136 per square foot.

If the home sells for anywhere near its asking price, it will break a local record and match the value of the home 25 miles east in Fort Lauderdale, along with some of Broward’s biggest sales, where you’ll find the county priceless real estate. According to Multiple Listing Service, in April, a waterfront home in Fort Lauderdale sold for $23 million, breaking the record for the most sales in the county.

For context, the median sale price for a single-family home in Broward County was $658,274 in October, up 19.3% from the prior year. Last month sales volume across the county totaled $912.4 million, according to Miami Realtors October Market Summary,

“Weston has a share of assets worth $10 million or more,” Adzem said. “Monarch Estate is the first of this magnitude in the market. We expect to see more of these multi-million dollar properties for sale over time, given the high demand in the luxury sector.”

Here’s a look at what makes this Weston home so special.

3030 Meadow Lane, also known as the Monarch Estate, was named after the monarch butterflies that are attracted to the flowering shrubs planted around the property.

“Part of what sets Monarch Estate apart is that it is the sprawling sanctuary typically seen in Palm Beach,” Adzem said.

The home is set on 1.5 acres overlooking a lake, featuring a 93-foot infinity pool, a 14-person hot tub, a built-in trampoline, and a halfway basketball court.

At the center of the house is an open-concept layout that seamlessly combines a single spacious living room, kitchen, and breakfast-dining area. Adzem said the combined space is spread over 2,600 square feet.

The kitchen includes two large islands, sheathed in ivory marble, and features white wood cabinets with stainless steel appliances.

The great room and breakfast area have retractable floor-to-ceiling glass doors open to a loggia and pool.

The loggia, or open-air patio, is air-conditioned and includes a lounge, dining area, barbecue, fireplace, and television. With the touch of a button, the room’s open arches can be sealed with floor-to-ceiling screens, which Adzem says are hurricane-proof.

One of the home’s seven bedrooms was inspired by a New York City SoHo loft, complete with a wall covered in exposed brick, wood plank floors, and oversized arched windows.

However, a New York City-inspired bedroom balcony view looks nothing like the Big Apple.

The owner’s suite includes a seating area with a double-sided fireplace.

The king-sized bed offers views of the pool and the well-planned landscaping around the lake.

Outside the owner’s sleeping quarters are a pair of baths in Turkish Carrara marble, as well as steam showers and a soaking tub.

The suite also includes a pair of walk-in closets.

The home cinema is equipped with 4K projection, 3D glasses and a Dolby Atmos sound system that can be accessed through 50 different speakers hidden in walls, ceilings, and embedded behind movie screens.

Adzem said the home’s furnishings were custom designed and included in the asking price of $14 million.

According to the listing, the monthly maintenance fee is $289, and the current property tax is $69,202.

“After home trades, taxes will be reset to an estimated annual amount of $245,000,” Adzem said.

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