Monday, August 12, 2013

Looking for a house with a moat? No Problem. By Geniusofdespair


This home in the Redland, owned by Charles Siegler can be purchased for $10,900,000. The lot size is almost 27 acres and the home has almost 20,000 square feet.


All I can say is wow, who is the architect (just found out it is Siegler) and do they have a rat problem?  If I lived here I would fortify the main gate and get some of those trebuchets (catapults) to dispense Greek Fire. You want to keep the riff raff out, like the FPL meter reader.

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

I wonder if he pulled a permit to dig the moat?

Anonymous said...

Couldn't they have put a little bit more land around the actual house! other then bushes? OMG, this is the ugliest thing I've seen in a while. It's certainly no architectural prize but if one has the money to build their "dream home", as weird as it is, go for it. Someone is going to have to find a new interior designer and do some serious engineering/flood research before closing on this monster.

I do like the moat. However, if one were to look at pictures of historical castles, there was some land around the structure before the moat!

And for the fun of it, I'd add a drawbridge too just to freak out arriving friends!

I bet the moat was dug as fill for the house, just a guess, and they couldn't sell it or they had to use it to shore up the structures.

Anonymous said...

I once visited a 25,000 square foot home over by Knaus. I don't know about rich folks tastes5 in furniture, but the interior designer there had animal heads everywhere. Yuk.

Anonymous said...

I hope this will not cause a sinkhole either here or somewhere else in the Redland.

Anonymous said...

1. Smart meters don't need a visit from meter readers.
2. Rats swim.

Anonymous said...

That house has been for sale for over a year. As soon as you leave the property you will need a bulletproof vehicle. http://www.usedarmoredvehicle.com/list.php

Anonymous said...

Miami has everything, or at least one of everything. I wonder if the owner has a throne?

Think there's tilapia in the moat?

Anonymous said...

if you click the link in the first sentence you will see the insides.

There are koi in the pond. I wonder if that is dinner?

Anonymous said...

You should take a look at the "pond" that was dug up by Todd Hardwick of Pesky Critters. He is trying to convince people that it is a bona fide agricultural use for his nursery. This is happening way too often in the Redlands and it is happening without permits.

Ross said...

This is where the Tidy Bowl Man spends his winters.

Anonymous said...

LOL. He can duck hunt from his bathroom.

Geniusofdespair said...

I actually love this house.

Anonymous said...

Does it come with jet skis and whistles??? Do the neighbors complain if they do?

Anonymous said...

I heard that Wayne Rosen was interested in putting his corporate land development headquarters here and holding public hearings in the great living room. That way no one could complain unless they swam there.

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Just another example of people with too much money.

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Anonymous said...

lets start a commune there.

Anonymous said...

This house deserves a reality TV show of its own.

Anonymous said...

A good water quality analysis of the "pond" would turn up off-the-scale toxic pesticide levels linked to Parkinsons and other neurological defects. Good luck selling that "dream boat".

Anonymous said...

A good water quality analysis of the "pond" would turn up off-the-scale toxic pesticide levels linked to Parkinsons and other neurological defects. Good luck selling that "dream boat".

Anonymous said...

The use of it for a tv show would be great.

I think it is interesting and amazing to exist in south Dade.

I also think that is the same water we drink.

Anonymous said...

no it's not the same water we drink. it's on the surface and collecting all the pesticides flooding throughout south dade. you'd be crazy to live there and not think you are surrounded by a toxic soup. anyhow, buyer beware.

Anonymous said...

You can just use a Britta fllter. This is a unique dream house. Private quiet. A castle of its own. Any talk about toxic water is just rumor and innudendo.

Anonymous said...

Innudendo? WTF. Is that a new language. I just googled Parkinsons and pesticides. I got 13.6 MILLION citations. Has anyone done an epidemiological study of Parkinsons and related neuro-disorders in South Dade? I'm not talking about elections.

suzana said...

I think it looks amazing. I'm not sure I would have had the patience that you had though!