He owns the Boston Red Sox, the Boston Globe and this Florida home for sale at $25 million
Fresh off Boston’s World Series victory, Red Sox owner John W. Henry has listed his Florida waterfront mansion for $25 million.
Henry, who became a billionaire in the commodities trading field, also owns the Boston Globe and Liverpool Football Club.
His Boca Raton house was completed in 1995, and boasts large open spaces with 40-foot ceilings and walls of glass, according to toptenrealestatedeals.com, which writes about properties around the globe.
The mansion sits lakefront at Le Lac, a 200-acre community of 32 residences in Boca Raton.
“Crisp architectural lines, white walls and large windows throughout create a sunny, calming, cheerful atmosphere,” toptenrealestatedeals.com described the property.
If the mansion sells for anywhere near $25 million, the Los Angeles Times notes , it’ll be an enormous return on investment. Henry bought the 6.3-acre plot in 1991 for $850,000 and finished building the mansion four years later, The Times said, citing the listing brokerage.
The mansion is nicknamed “The House of Peace” for its Japanese influences.
All furnishings were designed specifically for the Henry family, according to toptenrealestatedeals.com.
The house is 41,000 square feet, with 27,832 square feet of climate-controlled indoor living space containing seven bedrooms and 19 baths.
Other features include
- a cherry-paneled library
- an indoor-outdoor pizza room with dining area and wood-burning pizza oven
- a theater with concession stand
- a state-of-the-art recording studio
- and an underground 1,000-bottle wine cellar with its own generator to keep the wine at 53 degrees should there be a temporary power outage.
Outside awaits a swimming pool, cabana, outdoor kitchen and clay tennis court.
The listing agent is Seneda Adzem of Douglas Elliman, Boca Raton.
Adzem told The Wall Street Journal that one of the highlights of Henry’s home was the memorabilia room. Memorabilia is not included in the sale, but Henry displayed his World Series championship trophies, platinum baseball bats and Gold Glove trophies in the room that’s equipped for watching sports.
“Any Red Sox fan would faint if they walked in there,” Adzem told the Wall Street Journal.