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The five-bed­room house — with 8,706 square feet of liv­ing space, in­side and out — was com­pleted last year and af­fords views of the Ever­glades Golf Course across Golfview Road. The half-acre lot has about 150 feet of frontage fac­ing the golf course and lies about a half-block east of South County Road.

The prop­erty landed un­der con­tract about four weeks after it was listed May 1 at $19.5 mil­lion by Brown Har­ris Stevens agents Liza Pulitzer and A. Whit­ney McGurk, ac­cord­ing to the MLS.

The de Guardi­o­las couldn’t be reached for com­ment.

They have owned the land through a lim­ited li­a­bil­ity com­pany since July 2015, when the lot changed hands for a recorded $6.6 mil­lion, prop­erty records show. This week’s sale marked the fourth time in six years that the prop­erty had changed hands.

Sotheby’s In­ter­na­tional Realty agents Cristina Con­don and Suzanne Ainslie han­dled the buyer’s side of the deal on Golfview Road. Con­don de­clined to com­ment about the trans­ac­tion and Carl Panat­toni couldn’t be reached.

Ar­chi­tect Robert Janssen of Dai­ley Janssen Ar­chi­tects de­signed the two-story house, which has a sec­ond-floor mas­ter suite with a bal­cony fac­ing the golf course. Other fea­tures in­clude dec­o­ra­tive wood ceil­ings, ar­ti­san tile floors, an ex­pan­sive liv­ing room with a fire­place, a li­brary-and-of­fice and French doors fac­ing the pool in the back yard.

With long­time ties to Atlanta, the de Guardi­o­las have built, ex­ten­sively re­mod­eled or sold sev­eral houses in Palm Beach, in­clud­ing a ren­o­vated lake­front home at 353 El Brillo Way, which they still own and have listed for sale at just un­der $29 mil­lion.

Carl Panat­toni’s pri­vately held com­pany fo­cuses on devel­op­ment, con­struc­tion and as­set man­age­ment through its 24 of­fices in North Amer­ica and Europe. The firm has de­vel­oped more than 156 mil­lion square feet of com­mer­cial space, ac­cord­ing to its web­site. Trained as an at­tor­ney, Panat­toni was for­merly man­ag­ing part­ner of Panat­toni, Oates and Massie Devel­op­ment Co. His son, Adon Panat­toni, is chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer of Panat­toni Devel­op­ment Co.

Carl Panat­toni is among a num­ber of Cal­i­for­ni­ans who have bought prop­erty on the is­land over the past few years. Real es­tate ob­servers say one rea­son more Cal­i­for­ni­ans are mov­ing here is to take ad­van­tage of Florida’s more fa­vor­able tax cli­mate.

Bro­ker Lawrence Moens of Lawrence A. Moens As­so­ciates han­dled both sides of the deal three years ago when the de Guardi­o­las’ com­pany bought the prop­erty on Golfview Road. For many years, the land was home to Casa Pe­queña, a 1922 house de­signed by noted so­ci­ety ar­chi­tect Marion Sims Wyeth. That house was de­mol­ished after its pur­chase five years ago by the pre­vi­ous own­ers, Dr. Ge­orge C. Roush and Adria Roush, a jew­elry de­signer known pro­fes­sion­ally as Adria de Haume. Adria Roush paid $5.64 mil­lion for the prop­erty in May 2013, ac­cord­ing to courthouse records.

The de Guardi­o­las’ own­er­ship com­pany was ini­tially named 40 Mid­dle Road LLC, but the name was later changed to 8 Golfview LLC, which sold the house this week.

Ed­uard de Guardi­ola opened a fam­ily of­fice last year to tar­get up­start res­i­den­tial, re­tail and com­mer­cial real es­tate in­vest­ments. He pre­vi­ously headed Atlanta-based Vista Realty Part­ners, which builds and man­ages mul­ti­fam­ily devel­op­ments.

Missy de Guardi­ola col­lab­o­rated with de­signer Marc Thee of Marc-Michaels In­te­rior De­sign on the in­te­ri­ors of the Golfview Road house. Marc-Michaels also dec­o­rated the house on El Brillo Way.

In April, a de Guardi­ola-man­aged own­er­ship com­pany won the town’s ap­proval for a Mediter­ranean-style lake­front house to be de­vel­oped on spec­u­la­tion at 235 Via Viz­caya in the Es­tate Sec­tion.

It took more than a year for that project to wind its way through the ap­proval process be­cause the Ar­chi­tec­tural Com­mis­sion asked for mul­ti­ple re­vi­sions. The house could break ground in Septem­ber, Ed­uard de Guardi­ola said in May.

The his­toric house that pre­vi­ously stood on the lot on Golfview Road was never land­marked.

The Land­marks Preser­va­tion Com­mis­sion more than a decade ago ruled the house had been sig­nif­i­cantly al­tered over the years and, in any case, wasn’t an ex­am­ple of Wyeth’s best work. The orig­i­nal house had other prob­lems, in­clud­ing an out­dated floor plan and a low el­e­va­tion that made it dif­fi­cult to see the golf course from the first-floor rooms, of­fi­cials were told in 2012 be­fore they ap­proved its de­mo­li­tion.

Photo by Giles Brad­ford, courtesy of Brown Har­ris Stevens

Com­pleted last year, a fivebed­room house with 8,706 square feet of liv­ing space, in­side and out, has changed hands at 8 Golfview Road.

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