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Sunny Isles penthouse will be over the top



Even in an area where over-the-top is a way of life, a yet-to-be-built penthouse just put on the market in Sunny Isles Beach may redefine the standards.

And not just because it’s going to be on the 47th and 48th floors of an ultra-luxurious high-rise that’ll take two years to be erected.

The pre-construction price tag of the 20,000-square-foot, two-story palace in the sky is $55 million.

That makes the penthouse, aptly named Palazzo D’Oro (palace of gold), one of the most expensive condos currently for sale in the United States.

The buyer would be saddled with monthly mortgage payments of about $200,000. But, says Realtor Michael Goldstein, who has the listing, whoever will own this behemoth doesn’t need a mortgage.

“This is for the buyer who’s looking for the finer things in life, and can afford it,” Goldstein said. “It’s truly unique. The pool, for example, will be transparent. So you’ll have the impression of dangling over the beach while you take your laps.”

What else is there?

How about $5 million worth of furniture?

The front door will be a pivoting wall. There’ll be a reflecting pool through most of the unit and an outdoor garden with living wall.

Of course, a stadium-style movie theater is included. So is a 25-foot waterfall, leather and maple walls and a vertical, glass-encased wine cellar.

The floor plans show six bedrooms and nine bathrooms over 15,000 square feet, and 5,000 square feet of outdoor terrace.

Goldstein says he expects the crib will be sold by the time it’s ready to be occupied, in early 2015.

The foundations for the building, dubbed Mansions at Acqualina, are expected to be poured by the end of the month.

O.J. update

The Internal Revenue Service has filed its second tax lien against imprisoned football icon O.J. Simpson, according to Miami-Dade County records.

It covers Simpson’s income taxes for 2011, a total of $17,015.99.

Simpson, who lived in Kendall until he was arrested on charges of robbery and kidnapping in Las Vegas, may have a valid excuse for not filing.

But while the former Buffalo Bills runner cools his heels in a desert prison, he’s still getting a nice NFL pension believed to be about $19,000 a month.

The IRS hit Simpson with a first lien on his Kendall house last year, this one for a total of $179,437 in unpaid income between 2007 and 2010.

Meanwhile, a trial is scheduled in a Miami-Dade court Jan. 30 in the foreclosure action that JP Morgan Chase undertook against Simpson for his not paying the mortgage on his $575,000 house.

Ross vs. ross

Carol City rapper Rick Ross is getting sued in a Los Angeles court by Rick Ross, a reputed drug dealer released from jail after 13 years.

The ex-cocaine kingpin says the hefty rapper, whose real name is William Leonard Roberts, stole his moniker — And now that the singer’s made tons of cash as Rick Ross, he needs to pay up!

It’s the second time cocaine Ross is suing rapper Ross, who says he’s had the nickname since high school. A judge threw out the first case and ordered the ex-convict to pay the singer $500,000 for his legal bills.

This time around, according to the New York Post, music executives including Warner boss Edgar Bronfman Jr., are being called to testify.

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