The riverfront estate of the late Fort Lauderdale billionaire H. Wayne Huizenga is listed for sale with a $26.95 million asking price.
The estate’s 18,000-square-foot house has eight bedrooms and nine bathrooms, plus separate wings for family members, guests and staff.
The 1.5-acre property in Fort Lauderdale’s Rio Vista neighborhood, located along a bend in the New River, has 600 feet of waterfront, according to real estate agent Kelly Drum of Drum Realty.
Drum also told the Sun-Sentinel that the Huizenga property, called Tarpon Pointe, has a dock large enough for vessels as long as 140 feet.
The Sun-Sentinel reported that Huizenga bought the estate from Alamo Rent A Car founder Michael Egan in 2005, when it was listed for sale with an asking price of $15.8 million.
The riverfront residence has become a popular discussion item for operators of sightseeing tours on the water.
Huizenga, who died at age 80 in March, is the only entrepreneur who started three businesses – AutoNation, Blockbuster Entertainment and Waste Management – that ranked among the 500 largest U.S. companies in an annual list published by Fortune Magazine.
Huizenga also was the owner of three professional sports franchises in South Florida: the Miami Dolphins football team, the Florida Panthers hockey team and the Marlins baseball team. [Sun-Sentinel] – Mike Seemuth