Pink Gothic Castle in Miami, Belonging to Bill Hutchinson, Sells for $10 Million
Have you ever dreamed of living in the Doge's Palace, but in Florida? The deadline has passed! It just sold in Coconut Grove, Fla., the waterfront Gothic style fantasy of "Marrying Millions" reality star Bill Hutchinson.
A listing at $8.25 million, the property languished until Chad Carroll and Matthew Dugow (with The Carroll Group at Compass) raised it to $10.95 million before selling it for exactly $10 million, a profit over the $6 million it cost five years ago. Coldwell Banker Realty represented the buyers through Meredith Zeder of The Jills Zeder Group.
This eye-catcher was built in 2009 in a Gothic style that is wildly uncharacteristic for Miami. According to the listing notes, “An incredibly rare architectural statement in South Florida”, even though only some of the Gothic elements and numerous stained-glass windows are antique and, hence, rare.
There are six bedrooms and seven bathrooms in the 12,000-square-foot house. In addition to vaulted ceilings, stone fireplaces, hardwood floors, and Gothic tracery, there's an elevator and a royal purple La Cornue range with a matching huge hood.
On a little more than a quarter acre of land, the property comes with a rooftop sun deck, a cement dock, an infinity pool, and 65 linear feet of water frontage on Biscayne Bay.
Formerly the head of Dunhill Partners in the United States, Bill Hutchinson made millions of dollars as its founder and CEO. His current engagement is to a 23-year-old he met on Lifetime's "Marrying Millions," a reality show that matches rich people with poor people.
A 17-year-old girl was allegedly sexually assaulted by him earlier this summer, and a 16-year-old girl had previously been raped by him. As a result of the allegations, Hutchinson has also listed two other luxury properties; the Laguna Beach, Calif., house where the alleged assaults occurred was listed for $6.885 million in August, and the Carmel house was listed for $9.5 million in July, according to Rich Report. A $3.325 million sale was made off-market last year for his Dallas property.