Top of the Line: Ritzy Real Estate
Southwest Florida’s priciest deals deliver some pretty swanky properties for their buyers.
The middle home sold for $30 million, only for the owners to tear it down to build a larger compound on the 3-plus acre Gulf-front lot.
Fabulous views of the Gulf of Mexico, coupled with top-of-the-line amenities for luxurious living, led to several sweet deals as the real estate market returned with gusto.
With prices roaring well past those posted a year before, a handful of neighborhoods (and islands) emerged as the leading locales for homes of desire. In Collier, those at the top are either on Gulf Shore Boulevard or in Port Royal. In Lee, Sanibel and Captiva islands rule, with a few mainland offerings in Bonita Springs.
Collier County’s leading deal was at 2658 Gordon Drive, which was purchased for $30 million, due to its scenic site offering splendid views of the Gulf of Mexico. The owners of this beach estate, featuring 3.14 acres, plan to build a new residence of up to 19,000 square feet amidst its towering palms and other landscaping features. The property was sold by Bill Earls of John R. Wood Realtors.
Lee County’s highest seller captures the sunset from Sanibel’s western beaches. Built in 1997, this beach estate has wrap-around porches, a 100-foot beach, four bedrooms and six bathrooms. Located at 3517 W. Gulf Drive, it sold for $8 million by McMurray & Nette of Royal Shell Real Estate.
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Top 5 Sales in Collier County
2658 Gordon Drive, Port Royal, $30,000,000
1880 Gulf Shore Blvd., Olde Naples, $16,460,500
670 Gulf Shore Blvd., Olde Naples, $16,000,000
3600 Nelsons Walk, Port Royal, $14,000,000
425 Gulf Shore Blvd., Olde Naples, $13,500,000
It might be hard to imagine a $30 million tear down. But the buyers of 2658 Gordon Drive, the house in the center of the above picture, have done just that. But the view from the three-plus acres is certainly priceless.
Collier County top sales provided by Sotheby’s International Realty Inc. These houses reflect MLS from Nov. 1, 2012 through mid October, 2013. Private sales may not be included in this list.
Top 5 Sales in Lee County
3517 W. Gulf Drive, Sanibel Island, $8,000,000
3441 W. Gulf Drive, Sanibel Island, $4,650,000
27480 Hickory Blvd., Bonita Springs, $4,555,000
16623 Captiva Drive, Captiva Island, $4,300,000
27566 Hickory Blvd., Bonita Springs, $4,150,000
Lee County’s top sales provided by Barry DeNicola Realty. These houses reflect MLS from Nov. 1, 2012 through mid-October, 2013. Private sales may not be included in this list.