We've been watching disgraced Tyco CEO Dennis Kozlowski sell off his stuff for a long time. There was a lot of to sell, fine antiques
, a classic sailing yacht
and of course, some very tempting real estate. Problem is, the real estate isn't moving quite so quickly. Kozlowski's homes have sat on the market for a while despite their obvious charms. Meanwhile, Kozlowski himself sits in a jail cell, convicted in 2005 of crimes related to his receipt of over $80 million in purportedly unauthorized bonuses.
His Nantucket home is one of the island's best. The classic shingled home is a short walk from the beach and has perfect Atlantic views. Kozlowski had a talent for spending money and this home is done with the finest of finishes. The formal living room has a wood burning fireplace with marble surround and opens to casual living space with wet bar, entertainment center and a wall of rounded glass that slides open to the deck and path to beach. The dining room overlooks the deck and another wall of glass doors lead to the barbecue area and outdoor dining. There is both a catering kitchen and a regular kitchen as well as a wine cellar and two laundry rooms. The first floor bedroom suite has a fireplace and sitting area with sliding doors out to the deck and there are two other bedrooms on this floor. Upstairs there is a library with a fireplace and French doors out to the deck and the master suite has two fireplaces and a sitting area as well as a walk-in closet and a sumptuous marble bathroom. The property also includes a guest cottage and a garage that holds a home gym/fitness center with a second floor that has studio living space with a full bath and wet bar. The Wall Street Journal reported last year that the home had been reduced from the asking of $23 million to $16.45 million which is the number the listing still shows.
In my opinion, it's Kozlowski's Boca Raton, Florida place that will be the harder sell. The Real Estalker recently profiled
this estate although South Florida Blockshopper
shows it has been on the market since July. The eight-bedroom estate takes up a plush 1.6 acre spot in the elite community known at The Sanctuary and includes a tennis court, guest house, pool and over 600 feet of deepwater shoreline.
The Moroccan-inspired style includes long halls framed in pointed Gothic arches, plenty of beige, dark heavy wood, cooling tile floors and wrought iron. It's lovely but there's nothing particularly unique to recommend it except size and bland splendor. it is listed at $24.9 million
putting it at the very top of the still-luxurious but sagging Boca Raton market.
My guesses as to final sale prices? I think each home will sell for around $15 million. Leave me your guess in the comments below.