Stanley Cup champ Vlad Tarasenko buys waterfront Fort Lauderdale house

Florida Panthers right wing dropped $5M on 4,100 sf spec home

Stanley Cup Champ Vlad Tarasenko Buys Fort Lauderdale House
Vladimir Tarasenko with 1523 SE 12th Street (Getty, Google Maps)

Florida Panthers right wing Vlad Tarasenko just took home a historic first Stanley Cup win for the hockey franchise — and the deed to some new digs. 

The 32-year-old Russian dropped $5 million on a waterfront Fort Lauderdale spec house. Records show he and his wife, Yana Tarasenko, bought the house at 1523 Southeast 12th Street from SE 12 St LLC, a Florida entity managed by Vladlena Funk.

Maryia Zhauniak of One Sotheby’s International Realty brought the buyers, and Elizabeth Caldwell of Compass had the listing.

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Monday night’s 2-1 win against the Edmonton Oilers marks Vlad Tarasenko’s second Stanley Cup since joining the National Hockey League in 2012. He played for the St. Louis Blues for more than a decade, winning the championship with them in 2019. He was traded to the New York Rangers in 2023, then played for the Ottawa Senators before being traded to the Panthers. 

Funk bought the waterfront Southeast 12th Street property for $850,000 in 2018, records show. After tearing down the existing home, Funk completed the 4,100-square-foot house earlier this year. It has five bedrooms, five bathrooms, one half-bathroom, a pool, a dock and spans 65 feet of waterfront, according to the listing. 

Funk listed it for $5.5 million in February, Redfin shows. 

Fort Lauderdale has proven popular with professional athletes in the past year. Soccer superstar Lionel Messi dropped $10.8 million on a waterfront mansion in the city’s gated Bay Colony neighborhood in September. In March, his Inter Miami teammate Luis Suárez dropped $11.5 million on a waterfront mansion in the same neighborhood. 

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