Auto magnates Rick and Rita Case sell their Hillsboro Beach estate: $6.5M

949 Hillsboro Mile and Rita and Rick Case
949 Hillsboro Mile and Rita and Rick Case

South Florida auto magnates Rick Case and his wife Rita have sold their waterfront Hillsboro Beach estate for $6.5 million.

Records show Paul C. Jankowski Jr. and Lisa M. Jankowski purchased the five-bedroom, 6,050-square-foot home at 949 Hillsboro Mile.

The Cases own the Rick Case Automotive Group, which has 16 dealerships in South Florida, Atlanta and Ohio. The company, founded in Ohio in the ’60s, is now based at its Sunrise dealership, and operates Honda Cars & Cycles, Acura, Hyundai, Kia, Volkswagen, Fiat, and Alfa Romeo dealerships in South Florida.

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They paid only $1.7 million for the 25,344-square-foot property in 1986, and had it on and off the market since 2012, according to The beachfront and Intracoastal-front home was last listed for close to $8 million in July. Sheryl Hodor of Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate was the listing agent. Hodor declined to comment.

Built in 1970, the Hillsboro Beach estate features a master suite on the third story with a home office and private balcony, a home theater, and a resort-style pool and spa. The gated property has 100 feet of beachfront and 100 feet of Intracoastal frontage with a deep water dock.

Hillsboro Beach, a small town in Broward County, is home to a number of multimillion-dollar mansions. Le Palais Royal, a 4.5-acre estate with 19 bedrooms and 21 bathrooms, a $2 million grand staircase, a 120-year-old Austrian chandelier, more than $3 million in 22-karat gold leaf detailing, a go-cart track, an ice skating rink and a 4,500-square-foot infinity pool, is on the market for $159 million – currently the priciest residential listing in the country.