On sale for 26.9 million the mansion of the founder of AutoNation in Florida

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Undated photo given this Friday, March 8, 2018, by real estate agency Drum Realty where an interior view of the "Tarpon Pointe" mansion is shown, located in the exclusive and historic sector of Rio Vista, in the coastal city of Fort Lauderdale . EFE / Courtesy Drum Realty.

The luxurious waterfront mansion in Broward County (southeast Florida) where the late entrepreneur and philanthropist H. Wayne Huizenga, founder of AutoNation, resided has gone on sale for $ 26.9 million.

The “Tarpon Pointe” mansion, located in the exclusive and historic sector of Rio Vista, in the coastal city of Fort Lauderdale, stands on an exuberant 1.5-acre lot and has eight bedrooms and nine bathrooms, as well as a wing destined to offices with private kitchen.

The “spectacular” housing of 18,000 square feet (about 1,700 square meters) is “so immense that it requires a tour to fully understand and appreciate” the type of mansion that is offered, according to information from real estate agency Drum Realty, in charge of the sale.

The house with tile roof shows rooms with high ceilings of exposed wooden beams, interior brick walls and wooden floors and furniture.
It has a swimming pool with a bar surrounded by trees, an outside gazebo and a leisure room with billiards inside the house.

Photograph dated this Friday, March 8, 2018, by real estate agency Drum Realty, showing an interior view of the “Tarpon Pointe” mansion, located in the exclusive and historic sector of Rio Vista, in the coastal city of Fort Lauderdale. EFE / Courtesy Drum Realty.

Huizenga, who died last March at the age of 80, founded AutoNation, the largest car dealership company in the United States. Based in South Florida.

“Born in Evergreen Park (Illinois) in a family of Dutch origin, Huizenga began his business career in the garbage collection business and made his fortune mainly through the companies Blockbuster Video, AutoNation and Waste Management.

The businessman was also known for being the first owner of the hockey team the Florida Panthers and the Miami Marlins basketball team.

He also owned the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League (NFL), a team he sold to billionaire Stephen M. Ross.

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