Golf legend Greg “The Shark” Norman listed his mansion in Jupiter Island, Florida for $ 59.9 million, The Street Journal reported. The sale comes after Norman and his wife Kiki have been trying to sell it for 14 years in one form or another, even tearing down the original house and replacing it with the current premises.
The estate is known as “tranquility”, with a ten-bedroom, 32,000-square-foot main house with eight bedrooms. Here’s how it is described in official marketing materials:
“One of the original Ocean-to-Intracoastal estates on Jupiter Island, the stunning full complex of buildings, situated on a spacious 8.31 acres of land, was built for a barefoot elegance lifestyle. It includes a living space of 31.520 total SF. Is, which includes. Main House, Coach House, Pool House, Tennis House, Boat House, Carriage House, Beach House and 5,000 SF Basement. 10BR, 12 + 6BA, 172 Seaside, and WF’s on Intracoral Waterway 370 ,, Estate Sports. A modern tropical / yacht-inspired feel for a 150t yacht with dock. Remote end set back, the estate is a true getaway, offering the utmost in privacy, and an American One-of-a-kind facilities including open court, fitness center, movie theater, elevator, 2 main pools, spas, wine cellar, bar and gourmet kitchen. “
Norman brought Jupiter Island home for 30 years after fellow PGA golfer Jack Nicklaus brought him back in 1991. He told that the WSJ said that he decided to buy the house almost immediately, signing the contract on the same day. He says that the mansion was integral to his success at the golf course:
“That gave me a compound where I could create my own private practice world. I had my own tee box and bunker and was green. I would come home and people would think I wasn’t practicing, but I would practice at home. I do and my game is ready for the next week. “
Tranquility can be an impressive palatial estate these days, but for most of the Normans’ time on the island they lived in a much more modest hut that dates back to 1902. As Norman himself explained, the house was probably home or he was ‘NN’. T have a tempting sales pitch once they decided to try to sell it:
“There was no insulation in it, not in the attic, not in the walls. As a matter of fact, it was also not a foundation. It was originally buried in sand dunes, and there was no difficulty. Under the foundation. .. I had many people who came to see it. A lot of my rich friends came. People wanted to keep turnkey property. “
After that, it was decided to get rid of the hut and replace it with a more traditional luxury property, and after intending to live in the first new house they decided to move around and sell it for some time, because they Intended to travel more and Greg’s native spend more time in Australia.
Sales are not the only ones Greg Norman recently managed to make. The WSJ also reported that it recently listed its Colorado ranch for $ 40 million in a soon-to-be-closed deal.