This ‘Avatar’-themed home in Florida comes with a massive waterfall


After James Cameron's "Avatar" hit theaters in 2009, shipping magnate Suramya Atapattu decided to transform his 5-acre Florida property into the fictional planet Pandora.

Located at 9614 Pondwood Rd, in Boca Raton, Atapattu purchased the property in 1994 for $550,000, and over the years has attempted to make his property as Avatarish as possible, adding yellow, purple, blue and green exterior lighting, bamboo and palm trees, life-size statues of animals, two lakes, fountains, a bridge, and a near 40-foot waterfall.

"I worked on it little by little and it turned into a full light scene with lasers and a waterfall,” said Atapattu to the Wall Street Journal. “I am constantly changing and redoing things as I see I can add something to it.”

The 7,946-square-foot home now comes with six bedrooms and nine bedrooms, as well as a movie theater, a gym, an office, a tennis court, a pool, parking for 25 vehicles. Atapattu told WSJ he's selling the home for $14,950,000 because he and his wife plan to travel.

The listing agents are Chad Carroll and Matthew Dugow of Compass Florida.

Photos via Realtor 

This story originally appeared at Creative Loafing Tampa Bay.

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