Kevin James Re-Lists His Florida Mega-Mansion For Nearly $20 Million
Kevin James is selling all kinds of pricey properties lately. Over $25 million worth to be exact. And one thing’s for sure — James like his homes BIG.
Maybe the silver screen funnyman was just sick of trekking back and forth his 26,000 square-foot home just to answer the front door… or maybe his newest real estate venture just wasn’t big enough for the larger-than-life comedian.
But either way, the King of Queens star has decided to unload his Delray Beach, Florida Mediterranean manse for the next guy with even deeper pockets than his.
After only eight months as the king of his own spectacular palace-like mansion, James has quietly put the massive beachfront abode back on the market June 22 for a whopping $19.95 million, according to Zillow — in the hopes of making a pretty penny (to the tune $1.45M) — seeing that he plunked down a mere $18.5M back in August 2012.
AND on the opposite coast, James sold his Encino, Calif. estate on May 8 for $5.5 million after only one month on the market and an asking price of $5.495, according to property records. (He made a wise investment considering he bought the place 10 years ago for $3.2M.)
Back in the Sunshine State, the lucky new owner will have to come ready to buy with a taste for the extravagant.
The over 80,000 square-foot estate is literally a paradise by the sea, surrounded by palm trees, sprawling lawns and tropical gardens. And, of course, when you walk out of the ocean just steps away from your backyard, you’ll want to take the sea feel with you. So the resort-style property also boasts a sparkling saltwater pool and other things (only lots and lots) of money can buy, like a cabana with summer kitchen, fireplace, cabana bath, guest house, sport court, and even a loggia with fireplace that opens to the oceanside gardens.
And that’s just the outside (where you can also park at least eight just as luxurious cars in the garage bay.)
Inside, the 8-bedroom, 12-bath mega-home has the sophisticated décor touch of award-winning interior designer Marc Michaels — complete with only the richest details like European oak, mahogany, pecky cypress, limestone, coral, and Alhambra tile.
So let’s start with the first floor, where the cypress-paneled living room boasts a 19th century baronial fireplace and mahogany-paneled billiard/club room (with wet bar.)
Moving on to the fountained courtyard and the bookcase-lined library with fireplace, you’ll also be in awe at the Macedonia stone columns and fireplace in the grand banquet-sized dining room.
The chef’s kitchen is accented with brick-vaulted ceilings, breakfast area, two pantries (one for the butler and the other for storage, of course) and no kitchen is complete without a walk-in cooler.
And the decadence continues on the second floor with jaw-dropping ocean views from the private master suite and its very own fire-lit grand loggia and balcony.
Other envious amenities include a meditation room, two wardrobe rooms, his-and-her baths with free-standing limestone slab tub, and playroom.
And if you thought that wasn’t over-the-top enough, just go to the lower level where you’ll find a professional-style spa room that features a hydrotherapy tub, massage area, steam room, gym, game room, wine room, and staff quarters.
Just take a look at Kevin James’ mega-mansions for yourself in the CB! gallery above.