"As you enter Palazzo Grande, it’s as if you have been transported to an old world Italian villa. The level of details, exquisite materials and custom design is refreshing and very unique for a modern home,” said Pierce. “The beauty and craftsmanship of old world combined with modern amenities make this property one of a kind in today’s market."The mansion was built in 2005 and designed to evoke the romantic atmosphere of a 16th century Italian Renaissance villa, while providing a warm environment for family and guests with every modern convenience. The façade features a portico with corinthian columns that was inspired by the east façade of the Louvre in Paris. The entire exterior of Palazzo Grande is faced with cast-stone marble veneer, an architectural surface material extensively used throughout Europe.The home features 40 chandeliers including 30 Czechoslovakian crystal chandeliers and four gold-leafed Russian chandeliers. Custom details throughout the mansion include hand-carved wood ceilings and doors, Herbeau plumbing fixtures, limestone walls, and mahogany floors inspired by the Palace of Versailles.A spacious ballroom boasts an ornate mirrored ceiling and room to entertain 75 guests. The kitchen features limestone walls, cherry cabinets, a center island with granite countertop, two pantries, two Sub-Zero refrigerators, two bosch dishwashers, a 60-inch Wolf range, a custom hood and Venetian-style ceiling with an attached breakfast room. The dining room is a replica of Venice’s Galleria Academia, featuring a ceiling adorned with 80 hand-carved cherubs. Other rooms include an office, billiard room, den, rotunda library, loggia, lounge and laundry room with two Bosch washing machines and two dryers. A separate guest house features a kitchen, bathroom and laundry room with the same quality of finishings and appliances as the main residence.A stunning 1,120-square-foot pool features blue Polaris marble, four custom carved stone lion fountains and a large spa with a spacious pool deck for entertaining. The Parthenon-style pool house offers a custom spa, custom wall fountain, bathroom and second-floor bedroom. A Har-tru clay tennis court is located conveniently behind the pool deck.