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The Iconic Florida Estate of Gloria Guinness, One of Truman Capote's 'Swans', Lists for Almost $200 Million

A massive estate in Manalapan, Florida, known as Gemini is being put on the market for "almost $200 million" by the Ziff publishing family, reports the Wall Street Journal. It is now one of the most expensive residential listings in the country.

Built in the 1940s, Gemini was the Palm Beach home of Gloria Guinness, a twentieth century style icon and one of Truman Capote's famous 'Swans.' It played host to the most glamorous people of its day, including Capote of course. The Duke and Duchess of Windsor were also houseguests. The Windsors' pug, Minoru, died during a visit here, with all of Palm Beach "plunging into mourning."

More history, archival photos, and general intrigue over at Curbed Miami. >>