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Naples home sells for $46.8 million

The house in Port Royal is one of the most expensive single-family homes to sell in the county's history.

  • By Louis Llovio
  • | 5:45 p.m. March 20, 2023
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Naples home in the Port Royal neighborhood sold for $46.8 million, one of the largest single-family home sales in the county's history.
Naples home in the Port Royal neighborhood sold for $46.8 million, one of the largest single-family home sales in the county's history.
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A house in Naples has sold for $46.8 million.

The house is in the city’s Point Royal neighborhood at 1672 Galleon Drive, and the residential transaction is one of the largest in Collier County’s history, according to the agency behind the sale.

John R. Wood Christie’s International Real Estate, the firm that represented both the buyer and the seller, says the home is the most expensive single-family property sold in the county year to date and the fifth most expensive residential sale ever

And the agency says that, based on Southwest Florida multiple listing services records, the “sale represents the most expensive non-beachfront residential sale in Port Royal and throughout Collier County ever.”

Bill Earls and Larry Lappin of Earls/Lappin Team represented the parties who, a spokesperson says, “are extremely private.”

The 8,930-square-foot home sits on 0.78 acres and has five bedrooms and seven baths — five full and two half. It was built in 2011. The listing says, “this exquisite Port Royal estate is the definition of coastal luxury.”

Among the features highlighted in the listing are a spacious lanai that offers a full kitchen, a built-in gas grill, a fireplace, an infinity pool and views of Galleon Cove from one of two docks. Then there is the gourmet kitchen with walnut burl cabinetry, Blue Jeans granite countertops, venetian chandeliers and a 400-bottle wine cellar.

The home also comes with a temperature-controlled room for wine or a humidor, a commercial air filtration system, security system and cameras, NuVo home audio system, private elevator and a four-car garage that, naturally, is air-conditioned.

And, of course, the new owners are eligible for membership at the Port Royal Club.

John Glen Sample, a retired advertising executive, carved out Port Royal starting in 1938, creating peninsulas of land estates with enough space along the waterways for yachts, according to the agency. Today, both classic cottages and modern Mediterranean-style estates surround the Port Royal Club, a members-only institution with a private beach.

Interestingly, the $46.8 million price tag for the home on Galleon Drive may soon seem ho hum.

Less than 2 miles away, on Gordon Drive, there is a beachfront home with a price tag nearly $130 million more than this one.

That house is at 2200 Gordon Drive in Port Royal. It sits on 8.53 acres on the Gulf of Mexico and is being marketed for $174.7 million. And on either side of that property that are also on the market, one is listed at $60.3 million and the other is at $59.9 million.



Louis Llovio

Louis Llovio is the commercial real estate editor at the Business Observer. Before going to work at the Observer, the longtime business writer worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Maryland Daily Record and for the Baltimore Sun Media Group. He lives in Tampa.

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