This is one of the most famous mansions in South Florida. Personal residence of JW Young founder of Hollywood and Port Everglades. This masterpiece was designed by the renowned architectural house of Rubish & Hunter, with significant influences from famous Palm Beach architect Addison Mizner. Listed on National Register of Historic Places by US Department of Interior. Former presidents of the United States have played pool here. Property has been beautifully restored and featured on HGTV, the mansion boasts 23 rooms with 7 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, with a 8,000 square feet layout this property has a gym, a billiard room, and a huge heated pool (30’ X 60’) with a cabana surrounded by beautiful gardens. Sitting on half an acre and only 500 meters from Hollywood Beach with the only beachfront boardwalk in Florida! It is also just a short walk to numerous fantastic restaurants. From the moment you enter the mansion you will realize that every detail was carefully thought out. Fantastic hardwood and Cuban tile floors throughout. Adorned with a old world imported Spanish tile roof and hand crafted interior wrought iron Spanish gates. As a guest you will experience beauty, comfort, and attention to detail that will have you coming back year after year.
The mansion is a destination unto itself with almost too many amenities to list: You will feel like you have been instantly transported to Andalusia. Slate billiards table with a Tiffany billiards room light, a exercise room, English pub style bar, outdoor gas grill, televisions and cable in every bedroom including the family room (8 total TVs), beautiful formal dinning room and living room with imported limestone fireplaces for entertaining- formal library, separate attached apartment with it's own kitchen, convertible bedroom at ground level off the family room, sound system for music throughout the house, Jacuzzi tub in marble master bath, commercial grade stainless steel appliances in kitchen, also waffle maker, juice maker, coffee maker, toaster- ect..., 30 ft X 60 ft heated pool with lounge chairs and cabana with full bathroom and a serving kitchen with a refrigerator. Gorgeous formal courtyard with fountain and two additional Moorish fountains. All of this is framed with stunning formal gardens, imported marble statues (five total), with great Moorish limestone fixtures that sets this property apart from all others!
The mansion is ideally located between Fort Lauderdale and Miami. World renowned South Beach is just 25 minutes away. The home is close to both Miami and Ft. Lauderdale airports. Gulfstream Park (horse racing, gaming, dining, and entertainment) is just 7 minutes away. Hard Rock Hotel and Casino is just 15 minutes away. Only 17 minutes to Dolphins Stadium. Famous Ft. Lauderdale Beach is only 20 minutes away and charming Hollywood Beach (with the only beachfront boardwalk in Florida), is a short walk. Also walking distance is charming downtown Hollywood, with great shops, outdoor cafes, wine bars, jazz bars, nightclubs, etc.
Rent jet skis just up the beach, or charter a fishing boat, etc. Most South Florida attractions are within 30 minutes driving time.
***New for 2013: beverages for guest arrivals (bottled water, sodas, imported and domestic beer) memory foam topped mattresses and new 600 thread count Egyptian cotton sheets on every bed)***
Keywords: Mansion, villa, vacation home, beach house, castle
My wife and I were originally from California we fell in love with south Florida and made it our home for years. We purchased the Young Mansion and did a extensive five year renovation to return the house to its former glory. At the time we had two children but as our family grew (now six) we decided to move back to California to be closer to family. We put off the decision for years because it was hard leaving this beautiful home. Living in the Young Mansion was a one of a kind experience, you felt like you were living in a Andalusian or Tuscan villa.
This house has it all. It is close to the beach and it is a Spanish/Moorish architectural masterpiece. We fell in love with it the first time we saw it. The place is so sophisticated it really gives you the experience of living in another era.
Huge pool, formal gardens, hardwood floors and cuban tile throughout the house. House was built with a unique craftsmanship that would be incredibly difficult to duplicate today. Insurance companies valued the replacement cost to reproduce a house of this magnitude to be valued at 5 million dollars because of the home's intricate details. The place is a destination unto itself and staying here is a total experience.