Even After Hurricane Ian, The Most Expensive Home In Sanibel History Just Sold
Despite this year’s hurricane season, the most expensive home in Sanibel history just sold.
This stunner was on the market for only 20 days. Sanibel has long been a popular vacation spot and real estate investment hub, so it’s no surprise that it didn’t last long on the market.
While working at a flower shop, there were opportunities to visit this home multiple times with deliveries. Jokingly, I told the owner that I would be very comfortable in the guest house. Not sure she thought it was all that funny, but it’s true. This house is unreal and every bit of the millions it sold for.
What makes this home so special?
This home on West Gulf Drive sits on 3.29 acres. It was listed for $12 million and closed just 20 days later at $11.7 million. The home is 6,654 square feet and features 5 bedrooms and 6 1/2 bathrooms. It has 300ft of beachfront offering breathtaking panoramic views of the Gulf of Mexico. The home also has a 3-car garage, elevator, wine room and library. Let’s not forget about the pool, spa and yes, a guest house as well.
This tropical oasis was built in 1998 by former Gartner CEO Manuel A. Fernandez and his wife. The property just sold to Storm Smart founder Brian Rist and his wife Kim.
News Press reports that this sale outdid the previous high of another home on West Gulf last year for $11 million. In 2021, the highest sale price in Lee County was on an estate on Captiva that went for $17.15 million.
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