The Real Deal Miami

Author of “Die Rich” sells Boca manse for $5.75M

Home boasts more than 12K square feet of living space and a cinema-style home theater

February 23, 2016 06:00PM
By Sean Stewart-Muniz

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The home at 17791 Saxony Court in Boca Raton

The home at 17791 Saxony Court in Boca Raton

UPDATED August 23 2:57 p.m.: Barry Kaye, a former insurance whiz and the author of hallowed tomes like “Die Rich and Tax Free,” just sold his golf course mansion in Boca Raton for $5.75 million.

The home's pool courtyard

The home’s pool courtyard

This castle-like home is located on just over an acre at 17791 Saxony Court in the exclusive St. Andrews Country Club. Its style is French Regency, which is hallmarked by features like a grand main entryway and wrought-iron balconies.

The Kaye family first purchased the waterfront property in 2002 for a mere $800,000, and built their home two years later.

An aerial view of the home's 1.2-acre lot

An aerial view of the home’s 1.2-acre lot

Selling agent Mark Nestler of Nestler Poletto Sotheby’s described the home’s dining room as “palatial,” and its outdoor sculpture garden as “exquisite.” The residence measures 12,162 square feet and houses seven bedrooms, nine bathrooms and one half-bath. Among its features: wood and marble flooring, a “gentleman’s” library, cinema-style home theater and private his-and-hers bathrooms for the master bedroom.

Kaye was the center of a 2010 lawsuit filed by a South Florida couple, who alleged Kaye defrauded them after they put him in charge of planning their financial estate. According to the Palm Beach Post, he gives regular seminars on “how to die rich.”

He set his asking price at nearly $10 million in late 2015, though it appears the market whittled him down after six months.

The buyers are Edouard de La Tour d’Auvergne-Lauraguais and his wife Elizabeth Anne Harris.

Correction: A previous version of this article, citing celebrity real estate website VirtualGlobetrotting, stated Edouard de La Tour d’Auvergne-Lauraguais and his wife Elizabeth Anne Harris were descendents of the Rothschild family. The two are of no relation to the family.

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