HIL­FIGER

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year, $17.5 mil­lion mort­gage with JP­Mor­gan Chase, act­ing as man­ager of Villa Ben­dita LLC, the lim­ited li­a­bil­ity com­pany that bought the house, Palm Beach County court­house records show. The mort­gage was first re­ported by TheRealDeal.com.

Stol­yarenko is the for­mer pres­i­dent and chair­man of the ex­ec­u­tive board of Evro­fi­nance Mos­nar­bank, a com­mer­cial bank based in Moscow. He held that po­si­tion be­tween 2012 and 2016, ac­cord­ing to pub­lished re­ports.

At least one other Rus­sian owns a prom­i­nent ocean­front prop­erty on the is­land. In 2008, Rus­sian fer­til­izer bil­lion­aire Dmitry Ry­bolovlev paid a recorded $95 mil­lion for an es­tate of about 6 acres at 515 N. County Road, four lots north of the for­mer Hil­figer house. A com­pany con­trolled by Ry­bolovlev bought it from Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump in a record-set­ting trans­ac­tion.

In 2016, Ry­bolovlev razed a man­sion on the prop­erty and had the land sub­di­vided into three lots, two of which have since sold for a com­bined $71.34 mil­lion. The third lot, at 525 N. County Road, is for sale at $42 mil­lion, listed by bro­ker Lawrence Moens of Lawrence A. Moens As­so­ciates.

Hil­figer and his fash­ion de­signer wife, Dee Ocleppo, owned their six-bed­room, Mediter­ranean-style man­sion for a lit­tle more than a year when they sold it. Stol­yarenko’s com­pany paid them $1 mil­lion more than they bought it for.

Be­cause of Delaware’s strict pri­vacy laws, no other in­for­ma­tion about the buyer was im­me­di­ately avail­able in pub­lic records at the time of the sale.

Stand­ing on nearly an acre and fac­ing about 203 feet of di­rect-ocean frontage, the one-story house has 13,773 square feet of liv­ing space, six bath­rooms and two half-baths.

The sell­ers sold the house through an own­er­ship com­pany, Villa Deniz LLC, named af­ter Ocleppo’s given name.

The buyer’s ocean­front neigh­bors in­clude tele­vi­sion per­son­al­ity Dr. Mehmet Oz and his wife, Lisa; ra­dio shock jock Howard Stern and his wife, Beth Ostrosky; rocker Jon Bon Jovi and his wife, Dorothea Hur­ley; takeover bil­lion­aire Nel­son Peltz and his wife, Clau­dia; for­mer Green Moun­tain Cof­fee Roast­ers and Keurig chief Robert Stiller and his wife, Chris­tine; and Cana­dian busi­ness­man Wil­liam Pencer.

When the house changed hands, bro­ker Chris­tian J. An­gle of Chris­tian An­gle Real Es­tate con­firmed that he was “part of the sale” but de­clined fur­ther com­ment. It was un­clear whether any other agents or agen­cies were in­volved in the trans­ac­tion.

Moens rep­re­sented the sell­ers in the 2017 deal when the Hil­figer and Ocleppo bought the house. They were rep­re­sented by bro­ker Linda Gary of Linda A. Gary Real Es­tate.

Moens also rep­re­sented Trump in the 2008 sale of the prop­erty on North County Road op­po­site agent Ca­role Ho­gan of Brown Har­ris Stevens, rep­re­sent­ing Ry­bolovlev.

The for­mer Hil­figer house has court­yards, cast-stone dec­o­ra­tive de­tails, painted-beamed ceil­ings, leaded-glass win­dows and Jerusalem lime­stone floors with Ital­ian mo­saic-tile ac­cents. The main en­try log­gia has an elab­o­rately vaulted ceil­ing.

Hil­figer founded Tommy Hil­figer Corp. in 1985 and built it into a fash­ion and lifestyle em­pire. He sold the com­pany in 2006, and to­day it is part of PVH, for­merly Phillips-Van Heusen. Hil­figer is the com­pany’s prin­ci­pal de­signer. Ocleppo has de­signed hand­bags and other ac­ces­sories for her epony­mous la­bel.

Syn­a­gogues in town will cel­e­brate Sim­chat To­rah on Mon­day with din­ners and the singing and danc­ing of hakafot with the To­rah.

Palm Beach Sy­n­a­gogue will host its Sim­chat To­rah cel­e­bra­tion with a free To­rah dance party and com­mu­nity din­ner cel­e­bra­tion from 6:45 to 10 p.m. The event will in­clude a buf­fet din­ner and a teen mock­tail bar and a kids’ “Candy­land” cel­e­bra­tion. The sy­n­a­gogue is at 120 N. County Road. Call 832-9002.

Tem­ple Emanu-El of Palm Beach will host its Sim­chat To­rah cel­e­bra­tion with a free din­ner at 6 p.m. fol­lowed by a dessert re­cep­tion and a time of danc­ing with the To­rah from 7 to 8 p.m. Reser­va­tions are re­quested. The tem­ple is at 190 N. County Road. Call 832-0804.

Chabad House of North­ern Palm Beach will host its own Sim­chat To­rah bash at 7 p.m. fol­low­ing ser­vices. The event will in­clude danc­ing, a com­pli­men­tary buf­fet din­ner and a birth­day cel­e­bra­tion. Reser­va­tions are re­quested. The Chabad is at 361 S. County Road. Call 420-5000.

New Sy­n­a­gogue of Palm Beach will host a Sim­chat To­rah buf­fet din­ner af­ter 7:41 p.m. The din­ner is by reser­va­tion only. The sy­n­a­gogue is at 235 Sun­rise Ave. Call 514-4064.

— JANIECE SEBRIS

Photo by SkyViews Pho­tog­ra­phy

A Rus­sian busi­ness­man has been linked to the Au­gust sale of the Palm Beach ocean­front house that Tommy Hil­figer and wife, Dee Ocleppo, sold for a recorded $35 mil­lion.

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