WeatherTech founder buys Wellington estate for $23M

The property spans almost 4 acres

Jan.January 17, 2020 08:45 AM
David MacNeil, and 13700 Quarter Horse Trail, Wellington

David MacNeil, and 13700 Quarter Horse Trail, Wellington

The founder of a car mat empire bought an equestrian estate in Wellington.

David MacNeil, the CEO of WeatherTech, bought the estate at 13700 Quarter Horse Trail in Wellington for $23.2 million, records show. The property totals 163,476 square feet, equating to a sales price of $141 per square foot.

Elite Equestrian Estates LLC, which lists its address as North Haven, Connecticut, sold the property.

The property includes a main house, caretakers’ quarters, barn, sand arena, and paddocks. The house on the property was built in 2018 and has four bedrooms and four-and-a-half bathrooms.

The property was last purchased in 2017 for $12 million, records show. The estate was listed by Carol Sollak of Engel & Völkers Palm Beach & Wellington.

MacNeil started the car floor mat manufacturing company Weathertech, which is based in Bolingbrook, Illinois. He is also an avid car collector and reportedly purchased a 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO for $70 million in 2018.

Wellington is considered the winter equestrian capital of the world and is home to the who’s who of power players who have equestrians in the family. The families of billionaires such as Bill Gates, Michael Bloomberg and the late Steve Jobs, as well as celebrities Billy Joel and Bruce Springsteen, all have homes in the village.

Last month, Oscar-winning actor Tommy Lee Jones sold his Wellington equestrian estate at 12550 40th Street South for $11 million.

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