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South Florida mansion hits market for $159 million

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In the market for a beachfront mansion in South Florida? An 11-bedroom home with 22-carat gold leaf coated balconies, fountains, gates and doors has hit the market for $159 million. Called Le Palais Royal, the Hillsboro Beach home is modeled after the French royal palace Versailles. The Miami Herald reports the 60,000-square-foot home is still under construction, but almost complete. The owner, construction magnate Robert Pereira, is building two guesthouses, a pool and an “underground entertainment complex” that includes an…

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Blogger Chaz Stevens puts tawdry Hillsboro Beach shenanigans in his sights

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Hillsboro Beach is a tiny sliver on the Broward County coast. With just under 1,900 residents, the town is mostly known for its “Millionaires’ Mile,” a strip of beachfront property containing many of Miami’s affluent and winter homes of wealthy Canadian snowbirds. But hidden within 1.5 square miles, Hillsboro Beach has some mighty big secrets, says Jean-Marie Mark, 56, a longtime city employee of Chinese descent. Mark served as the city’s Town Clerk from 2009 until she was unceremoniously fired…

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