The oceanfront property in Palm Beach set the founder of New York-based Schonfeld Strategic Advisors and his wife back $111 million when the deal closed Tuesday.
The South Ocean Boulevard home, known as La Reverie, has 11 bedrooms, 22 bathrooms, salon, spa, and tennis court among other amenities. It spans six acres and stretches from the ocean across Route A1A to the 3,000 mile long Intracoastal Waterway. The property has 350 feet of beachfront and another 233 feet on the Waterway, the spokesperson said. The french-style home sits half-mile south of President Donald Trump’s private club, Mar-a-Lago, in an area dubbed "Billionaire's Row."
The off-market deal went into contract this past summer before closing this week, the spokesperson said, adding that the couple plans to use the home a vacation property and plans to maintain residency in New York. The couple also owns homes on Long Island and in Manhattan, the spokesperson said.
The home was previously owned by beauty mogul Sydell Miller, who cofounded Matrix Essentials Inc., a hair and beauty line, the New York Post reported.
Schonfeld, who has been managing hedge fund investments since 1998, is the CEO and founder of Schonfeld Group Holdings LLC, which provides investment management and advisory services through its subsidiaries to clients in the United States.
The deal obliterated Palm Beach’s previous record of the late Broadway producer Terry Allen Kramer's ("Hello Dolly") estate, which sold for $105 million in July. That mansion sits just two-tenths of a mile away to the north on South Ocean Boulevard.
Though the price tag may draw pause, is it still a far cry from the roughly $238 million billionaire Ken Griffin paid for his New York penthouse this year. This set the record for the highest-priced home ever sold in the U.S., according to The Wall Street Journal.
This story, originally published on Oct. 25, has been updated to reflect the real estate transaction closing.