The colorful riverside mega-mansion owned by the late billionaire H. Wayne Huizenga has hit the market in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, for $26.95 million.
Huizenga, an entrepreneur who founded major corporations ranging from Blockbuster Video to Waste Management, bought the 1.5-acre waterfront property that juts out into a bend in the scenic Tarpon River through a trust in 2005, according to property records, which did not disclose the sales price at the time.
Huizenga, who was a co-owner of the Miami home, died in March at the age of 80.
The U-shaped, many-winged home emerges from a quiet cul-du-sac in a riot of colors, with the stucco facade painted in shades of terracotta, yellow and robin’s egg blue. The exterior is further adorned with a red-tile roof, green shutters and several decorative wrought iron balconies.
The home hit the market on June 30 with Drum Realty. Kelly Drum, principal partner at the agency, was not immediately available for comment.
The neighborhood is nearly as eccentric as the Huizenga property, a place where wild peacocks roam and series of mega yachts float in the adjacent waterfront alongside families of manatees and tarpons, according to the listing.
The idyllic setting lent the 10-bedroom estate its nickname, Tarpon Pointe, which encompasses the mansion, as well as a one-bedroom guest house, several attached garages and a sprawling free-form pool. A three-tiered, blue-and-white gazebo rises from the center of the pool like a wedding cake.
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On the expansive lawn facing the water, Huizenga erected a sculpture of leaping dolphins, no doubt a nod to his extensive sports portfolio, which included the NFL’s Miami Dolphins, as well as baseball’s Florida Marlins and the Florida Panthers hockey team.
Over the years, Huizenga and his family members bought and sold numerous properties in Broward County. Last November, his eldest son, H. Wayne Huizenga Jr., sold a Delray Beach house for $6.7 million, Mansion Global reported.