The most expensive home for sale in the US has officially hit the market at a listing price of $295 million. The property is called Gordon Pointe, and is located in Naples, Florida, on the Gulf Coast within an enclave known as Port Royal. The property is also about 9-acres.
The main house on the property is about 11,500 square feet with six bedrooms and the property has two other guest houses that are each over 5,000 square feet, making the combined total interior about 22,800 square feet.
The three homes are located on a peninsula that has 1,650 foot waterfront with a private yacht basin and dock.
Co-listing agent Leighton Candler of Corcoran told CNBC that the value of the property isn’t based on the size of the three homes, but the privacy, beach frontage, and an opportunity for further significant development.
“The property can accommodate more than 200,000 square feet of residential development, meaning the land has a ton of untapped potential,” according to the property’s press release.
“There can be eight waterfront homes on this property,” Candler added.
The nine acres of land are made of contiguous lots. The first lot was initially purchased in 1985 by John and Rhodora Donahue. After the purchase of the first lot, the Donahues continued to buy up more and more of the peninsula until they owned the entire thing.
Through these purchases, the Donahue’s created an exclusive, gated compound that’s almost entirely surrounded by water with a single private drive to avoid traffic.
“It gives you all the benefits of being on an island, but on Gordon Pointe your family can be secluded without feeling isolated,” Candler said.
Candler described that the T-shaped dock can accommodate six boats, and the Donahues constructed a private yacht basin that’s 231 feet by 50 feet and has a depth of almost 8 feet, something Candler says is a rare amenity that had to receive special approval by the US Army Corps of Engineers.
The average listing price for properties in Port Royal is $24.1 million. Before Gordon Pointe, the highest-paid price for a home in Port Royal was for $45 million.
“We did our best to price [Gordon Pointe] and we can defend that price all day long,” co-listing agent Dawn McKenna of Coldwell Banker Realty told CNBC.
McKenna also stated that the listing is already drawing significant interest since it first went live last Wednesday, and she’s booked eight in-person visits with prequalified buyers.
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