13,000-Square-Foot Florida Villa Currently Listed for $7.4 Million Heads to Auction

A 13,230-square-foot Florida villa is headed for online auction starting Jan. 22, according to Concierge Auctions, which is presenting the sale. The eight-bedroom, nine-bathroom home will be sold without reserve through Concierge Auctions’ online marketplace. The winner will be determined when the gavel goes down on Jan. 26, said Carolyn Wright, project sales manager at Concierge.

Sitting on about an acre of land, the Mediterranean-style villa overlooks Hourglass Lake. In addition to the main house, there are two detached guest houses with kitchenettes, Ms. Wright noted. “That’s kind of rare around here…and allows for a multi-generational family to really enjoy this or someone who likes to entertain and have guests a lot,” she said.

There’s also a separate guest apartment and two primary bedroom suites, according to listing agent Toni Cafferty of Isleworth Realty. Up to 16 people can comfortably sleep in the home, she added. Currently listed for $7.4 million, Launa Stayer-Maloney purchased the home for $9 million in 2008, according to property records. Ms. Stayer-Maloney is the daughter of the founder of Wisconsin-based Johnsonville Sausage, Ralph F. Stayer. She served as the company’s vice chairman and secretary/treasurer of the board for more than 30 years.

The property is part of the gated Isleworth Golf & Country Club, although golf and social memberships are acquired separately. The 12th hole of the course is also part of the view from the home. “Living within the Isleworth Country Club is simply unmatched in terms of privacy, convenience and luxury,” Ms. Stayer-Maloney said in a statement, adding that her family has “built another property within the community.”

The interiors are inspired by the French Renaissance, and boasts nine carved marble fireplaces and 111 marble columns, according to the listing. There are also decorative ceilings, a gallery space and custom stone work throughout, starting with the waterfall that lines the two-story entranceway. Outside, there’s plenty of space to spread out on the manicured grounds or around the fireplace, Ms. Wright noted. A full detached kitchen is adjacent to the dining area, and there’s a gazebo.

The property has a walking path throughout that crosses over a brook “that provides a really tranquil environment,” Ms. Cafferty said. In addition, no swimming or boating is allowed on Hourglass Lake. That makes it not only a serene feature of the property, but also a haven for exotic birds.

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