PALM BEACH GARDENS — Miami developer Don Soffer, who built the famed Turnberry Isle in Aventura and revived the Fontainebleau Miami Beach, just listed his Palm Beach County weekend home for sale.
Price tag: $15.5 million!
“Obviously, this house was built by someone whose vocabulary doesn’t include the world ‘budget’,” said listing agent Rob Tomson of Waterfront Property. “It has the best of everything, and then some.”
Newlywed Soffer, 81, built the 16,860-square-foot mansion at 12251 Tillinghast Circle alongside the 13th and 14th hole of the Old Palm Golf Club in Palm Beach Gardens in 2010.
I’m told Soffer and fifth wife Michele King have been using the two-lot property, which includes a tennis court, mostly on weekends. Originally, Soffer built the place for family members who perform in horse jumping competition in Wellington.
But the clan quickly found out that the ride to Wellington several times a day can be time consuming.
Soffer is building a property in Wellington, according to records.
“We’re marketing the property in professional golf circles,” Tomson said. “And in England, as well. There is a big waves of Brits buying in Florida.”
Old Palm is home to nearly a dozen famous golfers, including Ernie Els, Lee Westwood, Ray Floyd and Louis Oosthuizen. As a matter of fact, South African Charl Schwartzel, winner of the 2011 Masters, is building a palace next door to Soffer’s.
According to the property’s MLS listing, the house boasts six bedrooms and 10 bathrooms, a media room, a poolside party area that could easily hold 200 people and a master bedroom that 28 feet by 23.
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