six days ago, in a galaxy not far away, this Tuscan-style mansion with a Star Wars-themed in-home theater officially hit the market. At over 9,000 square feet, the five-bedroom, six (and two half)-bath Bellaire home, which sits on nearly an acre, is listed for $4.7 million with Martha Turner Sotheby's International.
There's a lot going on here, from the "fortress-like" construction (the house is built to Miami-Dade County hurricane standards, its listing notes) to the fully automated "smart house" system. There are game rooms (and, inside, electronic darts, billiards, a wet bar, and a G-scale model train track that sends collectible trains around the ceiling), two private walled gardens, outdoor living spaces (including a kitchen and fireplace), covered parking for seven cars, and an auxiliary casita.
There are more unusual features, too, like plaster walls that absorb odor and humidity, a juke box integrated with the entire house's audio system, a pool sanitation system that eliminates the need for chemicals, and mirrors that don't fog or steam. It's like magic.
But the real selling point, we're inclined to believe, might just be that movie theater. You'll enter through a lobby—with its own concession stand and backlit collectible Star Wars posters—before encountering the actual movie room, with color-changing stars on an LED fiber optic ceiling and an HD projector that screens on a 130-inch Black Diamond screen. Recycled denim-insulated walls are covered in blown-up, cosmic-themed graphics befitting a Space City home.