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