British Billionaire Lists Lakefront Florida Mansion with Hidden Treasures
Swanky swimming, gorgeous gardens, and awe-inspiring architecture: That’s just the start of Champions Point. True to its name, the Florida mansion has a gold medal-worthy 17,000-square-feet of living space and unbeatable views of Lake Bessie. The Georgian-style stunner was inspired by the English estate Binfield Manor and is currently owned by British billionaire Joe Lewis, founder of Tavistock Group. Full of influences from across the pond and unexpected features, it just listed for $14.95 million.
While many will first oogle and ogle at the soaring columns, it’s the home’s spaces that make it exceptional. The opulent foyer was designed based on the Marble Hall floor of Kedleston Hall in Derbyshire, England. Beyond, it becomes all about the hidden treasures. The master bathroom boasts Tiffany glass that Elton John sold in his famous 1988 auction. It is perfectly fitted for the structure and will come with the home.
The study with polished English walnut holds more secret spots owners will love. Behind the art above the fireplace, a concealed bar is all set for when the workday is done. With this fun perk, the room is just as impressive for grand entertaining as Zooming the day away.
Offering ample space to glamorously unwind, the home has seven bedrooms, eight full bathrooms, and five half baths. Outside amidst the beautiful six-acre grounds, there are vast patios, a pool, and a pool house to relish in.
Not wasting any time on window shoppers, the estate requires proof of funding to even schedule a showing. Gary Pohrer of Douglas Elliman and Monica Lochmandy of Isleworth Realty have the billionaire’s Windermere, Florida listing.