Gloria Guinness’ 16-Acre Palm Beach Estate Wants Nearly $200 Million

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Once the home of legendary style icon Gloria Guinness—one of renowned author Truman Capote‘s famed “Swans”—this mammoth estate currently holds the record of priciest residential listing in Florida, boasting a nearly $200 million price tag.

Gloria Guinness Palm Beach Gemini

Currently being shopped around the globe by reps of Christie’s International Real Estate, the 16-acre compound—officially known as “Gemini”—played host to scores of prominent figures back in the day, including the Duke and Duchess of Windsor.

Apart from a jaw-dropping 62,200-square-foot main house, the property features a couple of golfing greens (plus a mini golf course), a sports complex, and a multi-leveled treehouse for kids, on top of a seven-bedroom structure known as the Mango House, two four-bedroom cottages, and a four-apartment manager’s building, boasting 33 bedrooms, 34 bath, and 13 half-baths altogether.

Gloria Guinness Palm Beach Gemini

The Mango House

Gloria Guinness Palm Beach Gemini

The formal dining room of the estate’s main house

Gloria Guinness Palm Beach Gemini

Sited on the barrier island of Manalapan in Palm Beach, the mammoth estate—which now belongs to the Ziff publishing family—is flanked by a 1,200-foot stretch of beach edging the Atlantic on top of 1,300 feet along the Intracoastal Waterway. 

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Gloria Guinness Gemini Estate

The estate features two golfing greens in addition to a miniature golf course.

Notably, the estate showcases a furnished tunnel linking guest quarters to the main house (complete with a fireplace and skylights), on top of botanic garden that’s home to around 1,500 species of fauna and flora.

Gloria Guinness Palm Beach Gemini

The tunnel linking the guest quarters to the main house is fully furnished and features a fireplace.

Photos and details courtesy of the Wall Street Journal

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