This Mansion Boldly Goes Where No Man Has Gone Before
Trekkies everywhere, can you imagine commanding the USS Enterprise? The popular Star Trek spaceship is actually one theme inside a Boca Raton, Florida mansion owned by entrepreneur and financier Marc Bell.
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Trekkies everywhere, can you imagine commanding the USS Enterprise? The popular Star Trek spaceship is actually one theme inside a Boca Raton, Florida mansion owned by entrepreneur and financier Marc Bell. And, the home is for sale for a cool $25 million.
The 24,000 square-foot mansion looks like every other home in its Princeton Estates gated community—from the outside. But inside, you can command the ship from Captain Kirk’s bridge while taking in a movie in the home theater. Or, order a drink from the Enterprise’s bar.
Bell saw Star Trek for the first time when he was 10 years old. While accompanying his father on a business trip, he discovered a Star Trek marathon on television, and ever since he’s been a Trekkie. According to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, “The room took more than four years to complete and would easily cost well over $1 million to duplicate.”
This themed home theater includes a 10-foot movie screen and seats 11 people. The seats even recline into beds for those who can’t make it through a full movie marathon. The floor vibrates for added effect and hundreds of overhead fiber-optic lights resemble the stars in the galaxy. For your added amusement, Tribbles (a fictional alien species in the Star Trek universe) cover the floor.
In addition to the Star Trek-themed theater, this mansion includes a pinball arcade (complete with Atari football, pool table, and ping pong) and a gaming room with camo wallcovering. Not a gaming buff? You can also swim in the 60-foot x 20-foot pool, relax in the spa room or imbibe from the 1,500-bottle wine room.
Some of the more pedestrian details are the fact that the home was built in 2005 by Terence Cudmore Builders and designed by renowned architect Randall E. Stofft. It has nine bedrooms (some theme decorated, like the princess room or the Antarctic explorer room), plus 10 full baths and six half-baths. It also features an upstairs laundry with multiple machines, an eat-in chef-inspired kitchen and multiple central vacuum systems that make this the perfect family home. And, if Florida’s hurricane season has you concerned, this amazing home was built to withstand a category 5 storm and includes enough generator power to withstand a month without electricity.
Are you, like Marc Bell, a collector of games and memorabilia? Some of your things may be worth money.