The ‘Titanic’ Meets Queen Elizabeth Inside This Elaborate Florida Estate

From a bar that’s a replica of one that went down with the Titanic to a room designed to display a collection of designer shoes, this Florida mansion is laden with extravagant custom details.

The Pensacola property, known as Timeless Tanglewood, is the former home of the late attorney Fred Levin. The famed trial lawyer and philanthropist, who is most known for winning a huge case against the tobacco industry in the 1990s, bought the palatial pad back in 2007 from his son, Martin, and spent a good chunk of time and resources remodeling and customizing. Prior to his passing in 2021, Levin donated the estate—and everything inside—to the University of West Florida. The university listed the lavish home about three weeks ago for just shy of $3 million, and it has already landed a buyer.

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“Fred Levin had an incredible impact on our city and the entire state,” said Mark Lee, the broker-associate and owner of The Mark Lee Team, in a press statement. “He was widely known for his over-the-top style and bold personality in the courtroom and in his public life. He designed the Timeless Tanglewood—every room, down to the light fixtures and materials, is a reflection of who he was.”

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A sumptuous room that’s been dubbed the Armory features wood paneling with leather accents.

Set on just over an acre of land overlooking Bayou Texar, the roughly 6,500-square-foot spread comprises three bedrooms and six bathrooms. In terms of the aesthetic, there’s no shortage of opulent details, including hand-painted ceilings, custom artwork, and about 50 sparkling crystal chandeliers. There’s even a gold-plated toilet. Of course, there are a ton of deluxe perks too, including the Stiletto Room, which once housed the vast designer shoe collection of Levin’s sister-in-law, and the Armory, which is decked out with a wood-carved entry and leather panels on the walls.

“Stories go when Fred would host events, they would often utilize these rooms after dinner,” added Anamarie Mixson, assistant vice president for the office of the President of UWF. “The women would most often retire to the Stiletto Room and the men would move to the Armory to enjoy drinks and smoke cigars.”

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A lounge includes a replica of a wooden bar on the Titanic.

On the lower level, there’s a lounge that serves as an homage to the Titanic, the sunken ocean liner that inspired the 1997 movie of the same name, starring Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio. The hand-crafted wooden bar, a replica of one on the ship, includes a shell motif and gold inlay. A retractable gold-colored gate separates the bar from another room that is decorated with Levin’s collection of replica White Star Line glass and dinnerware.

Elsewhere, the main bathroom, aptly dubbed the Throne Room, features a mural of Queen Elizabeth, gold wall appliques, onyx flooring, and a gold sink adorned with pearls and other jewels. Each of the themed guest bedrooms has been given a name, most notably the Marilyn Room, an ode to Levin’s late wife, with silk-paneled walls and a hand-painted ceiling.

“When Fred designed this home, every detail was accounted for—from the intricate wood craftsmanship that took five years to complete to the hand-selected crystal fixtures and Baccarat stemware,” said Gordon Miles, president of Levin Rinke Realty. “Every room has its own style, right down to the millwork, artwork, and dinnerware. It is one of the most detailed and unique homes to hit the market.”

According to the listing, the contents of the home are being sold separately and include a 425-piece collection of Tiffany silver flatware, which is set to go under the hammer in New Orleans with Neal Auction Company.

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