Ziff family’s sprawling oceanfront Palm Beach compound has just hit the market, priced at a whopping $200 million, making it one of the highest priced listings in the country. Built in the 1940s, the nearly 16-acre property known as “Gemini” is located on a barrier island in Manalapan, just south of Palm Beach. It spans the barrier island from the Atlantic Ocean to Lake Worth, with its own 1,200 foot long beach on the Atlantic Ocean and about 1,300 feet on the Intracoastal Waterway.
Designed “to host a lot of friends and family there at the same time,” Gemini consists of 62,200 square foot main house, various outbuildings and guest cottages, along with space for staff quarters including a manager. There’s a furnished tunnel that links the main house to the guest houses and reportedly it features an air-conditioned living room, with a fireplace and skylights. The estate is truly huge, encompassing 33 bedrooms, 34 full baths and another 13 half-baths.
This compound also boasts a botanic garden, two practice golfing greens, a miniature golf course with a model train set running through it, a sports complex, and an elaborate treehouse.
Gemini was the Palm Beach home of Gloria Guinness, a twentieth century style icon and one of Truman Capote’s famous “Swans.” It was purchased by the Ziffs in the 1980s, according to Carmen D’Angelo, Jr. of Premier Estate Properties, an exclusive affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate, who confirmed he is the property’s co-listing agent. Christie’s is marketing the property internationally.