Texas buyer acquires 2 South Florida mansions for $25.3M

A mansion in Fort Lauderdale sold for $11.8 million and one in Manalapan for $13.5 million

TRD MIAMI /
May.May 27, 2017 09:15 AM

An unidentified buyer from Texas paid $25.3 million for two mansions in Fort Lauderdale and Manalapan.

Douglas Elliman Real Estate agent Steven Solomon represented the buyer in both transactions and the seller of the Fort Lauderdale residence.

Both transactions closed May 19. The Fort Lauderdale property sold for $11.8 million and the Manalapan property for $13.5 million.

Douglas Elliman said in a press release that the $11.8 million sale price was the highest in the last three years for a single-family home in Fort Lauderdale on the Intracoastal Waterway.

Built in 2004, The Fort Lauderdale mansion at 2900 Northeast 37 Street has seven bedrooms and 16 bathrooms. It features a two-story foyer with twin staircases, a ballet room, beauty salon and martial arts room. Exterior features include a swimming pool that is 102 feet long, plus a water slide, waterfall and grotto.

The Manalapan mansion at 3090 Ocean Boulevard was built in 2000. It has a theater room, swimming pool, exercise facility, wine cellar, private dock and boat lift. The property also comes with a detached oceanfront cottage.

The buyer of the two mansions is a Texas corporation called Christy 2017 LP. The corporation’s registered agent is David G. Drumm, a partner at Carrington Coleman, a law firm in Dallas, Texas. The Sun-Sentinel reported that Drumm was unavailable for comment.

Esther Lambert sold the mansion in Fort Lauderdale, and George and Sandra Valassis sold the one in Manalapan. [Sun-Sentinel] Mike Seemuth


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