One of America’s most expensive mega-mansions just got a major discount.
According to the Wall Street Journal, Gemini, a 33-bedroom compound on a private barrier island in Manalapan, Florida, just got a $30 million price chop. That brings its listing price down to $165 million from $195 million.
The 16-acre estate is the property of the billionaire family of deceased publisher William B. Ziff, Jr. Ziff passed away in 2006. He had developed a successful empire of tech-focused magazines, including titles like Car and Driver and PC Magazine. The family sold the publishing arm of Ziff-Davis for $1.4 billion in 1994.
The massive property is decked out with all of the perks that you’d expect for the astronomical price tag. It’s bordered on both sides by private beaches and its own pier. On top of that, there’s a golf course, pool, tennis court, and basketball court.
Gemini is now listed with Todd Peter and Cristina Condon of Sotheby’s International Realty. Let’s take a look around.
Raisa Bruner contributed reporting to an earlier version of this article.
Gemini spans the width of a barrier island in Manalapan, just south of Palm Beach. That means it has private waterfront access on both the ocean and river sides — not to mention plenty of green space.
The property includes a 12-bedroom main home, as well as a seven-bedroom guest house, two “ocean cottages,” a manager’s house and office, and a tree house. It makes for a grand total of 84,988 square feet of interior space.
A PGA-standard golf practice area means you never have to leave the private island to work on your drive. You’ll also find a freshwater pond, bird sanctuary, and “sports complex” with tennis, basketball, mini golf, and playground setups. To top it off, there’s a butterfly garden complete with model train, and a fully-furnished underground tunnel connecting different parts of the compound.