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This fairly new Italianate mega mansion is located at 8499 Lindrick Lane in The Concession Golf Club, a prominent country club community in Bradenton, FL and is situated on 3.5 acres. It features over 30,000 square feet of living space under roof, with 17,756 of that being air-conditioned. The front features a circular gated motor court with fountain and massive 6+ car garage. Inside there are 6 bedrooms, 12 bathrooms, grand 2-story foyer with double staircase and fountain, gourmet kitchen with 2 walk-in pantries, spiral staircase leading to underground 1000 bottle wine cellar with tasting room, formal living and dining rooms, family room opening up to pool area, billiards room with kitchen and wet bar, home office, paneled library, gym with sauna and steam room, opulent 16-seat home theater with 144′ screen and a massive screened-in swimming pool area complete with kitchen, lavish spa and numerous sitting areas. It is listed at $16,500,000. This is truly an AMAZING estate filled with grand reception rooms and endless amenities. It has one of the finest indoor pool areas that I have ever seen and some of the best indoor/outdoor living areas.

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  • Tony

    This house is a hot mess!!! Is that a water fountain in the foyer? Hot ASS mess!!! And even though this house is huge the quality is way too cheap and tacky to justify the price!!!




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    • Mak

      What’ with the water fountain outside in the front, and then another one inside the front door. Can’t get enough of them waterfountains, eh? BTW, the sound them make (that sweet tinkling sound) make both little children and very old people wet themselves. It’s called a mnemonic device.

      I’m just sayin…




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  • Tony

    Joe Gorga’s house is looking pretty good right about now lol




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  • Tony

    Actually the theater doesn’t look that bad though, but the rest is awful!!




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    • Kenny Forder

      The theater and indoor pool area are the best parts 🙂 It seems like every other room was overlooked…




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      • Tony

        ok and the office/library area is ok too lol




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        • The Last Man Standing

          I’m thinking that isn’t an indoor pool. I’m thinking that entire cage is simply a large bug screen like you see on some Florida patios, only on a large scale.




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        • Mak

          Except that the library has one of those fake ladders to nowhere. It’s not tall enough to reach the top shelves (with the ceramic collection)but you don’t need it for the lower ones.




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  • tony

    yeah, right




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  • Daniel

    Funny, that view is the EXACT same one you get driving up to Disney World from south Florida. I need to give them credit, because it seems they attempted to create an “estate” that didn’t fall prey to the traditional Mediterranean/tract home features. Didn’t really work though. It’s apparent as soon as you walk through the three(?) front doors. A water fountain in the foyer? I’ve seen it done only once successful, and even then it was pushing it. The rest of the home (once you look past the furnishing) isn’t abysmal, but it is a formula we’ve seen SO many times. And when you have “Bradenton” and “$16,500,000” in the same sentence, you better have something extraordinary. The pool, although admittedly nice, is ruined by the screening. I don’t care how nice the house is, if it needs screening around the pool, it ain’t the Florida I would want to live in.

    Lastly, can you imagine the new homeowners trying to fit in to the neighborhood? Picture it: the lady of the manor just spent the entire day driving west to an actual part of town that can cater to her bank account. The best carwash in town said it would take 2 hours to get the mosquitoes and love bugs off of the Bentley. As she prances around town killing time, desperately looking for Chanel, she realizes the best she can do is Target. 14 shopping carts later and she hasn’t even broken into the quadruple digits. That black card is going to get cancelled if she doesn’t buy something BIG, soon. No matter, that’s a problem to deal with later. As the two hour mark rolls around, she finds the Bentley all polished and waxed. Remarkably full from the dozen or so mosquitoes she swallowed walking around town, she skips lunch and takes the 20 minute drive east back to “The Recession” (or was it Repulsion…no, no, it was Depression, right?). Since she just moved in, she uses the Sat/Nav on the Bentley to avoid getting lost. It shouts the major road at her: “Onecco Myakka City Road”. “Whatever”, she thinks. As she drives past the empty expanses of land to her white elephant, she can’t help but think why in God’s name she convinced her husband to buy a sixteen-point-five-MILLION dollar home in this godforsaken neighborhood. With that, she glances out the side windows of the Bentley, to the pond across the street from her palace. All she sees are her husband’s white Stubbs & Wootton slippers and a gator munching on some rags. She puts 2 and 2 together and magically gets $100 million or so, roughly the net worth of her husband. A tragedy indeed. She turns the Bentley around, types in “Palm Beach” in the sat/nav and leaves the house, the husband, and the 14 carts of Target merchandise behind (Actually, she left that at the store – She should have brought the Range Rover). The house sits on the market for years, finally selling for a little more than $4 million. A poor investment, or is it? What’s a $10 million loss for a $100 million gain? Said lady lives out her retirement in PB, the Bradenton era only a terrible lapse in her otherwise perfect judgement.

    Did I mention work is slow today?




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    • tony

      I think similar stories should be done for all the home on here




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      • Daniel

        Ha. Look for my next one entitled “50 Shades of Beige: A Chronicle of Craptacular Homes.”




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        • Chris

          I would gladly read that hahaha. The story is good too.




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    • Mak

      hahah!




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    • NOVA Ben

      Nothing I could possibly comment on has any significance after that. Bravo.




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      • rob

        nice




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    • Bella Dunn

      Brilliant Daniel, simply Brilliant! Loved your story! So true!




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  • Lonnie

    I’m not a fan of the foyer but I do love the pool area.




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  • Hunter

    I agree with the comments on here, although Daniel, the Concession is a top notch course and a pretty big deal in the world of golf, as it is a collaboration between Jack Nicklaus and Tony Jacklin. Google “The Concession” to see what it’s all about. Don’t rip stuff you have no clue about.




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    • Daniel

      There are dozens of Nicklaus, Palmer, Norman, etc. designed golf courses in South Florida. If you were a serious golfer, you would move down to S. Florida (if you wanted to live in the state). ONE country club is not much of an attraction, regardless of who designed it. Besides, it’s only going to be usable for 3 months out of the year if its in BRADENTON. No one with $16 million to spend on a house (in Florida no less) is going to want to live in a neighborhood that was a swamp only a few years back. Add on top of the fact that the house will probably be the largest in the neighborhood, and you have the makings of a terrible investment. If someone really, REALLY wanted to be in central Florida or on the west coast, they have Naples, Orlando/Windermere(cringe), or a slew of other communities. Yes, the Sarasota area has some nice parts, but I don’t see Ray Floyd, Greg Norman, Arnold Palmer, Tiger Woods flocking to the area anytime soon. Correct me if I’m wrong…




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      • marc22

        Daniel you are right.

        If one purchases this house you really have limited options as to where to eat, shop, etc. in the Bradenton area. Not knocking the town, but if you have 16 million to throw down on a winter get-away, then Naples is the exclusive town you want to live in. Even in Naples, in Port Royal or on Gordon Drive or in a top notch golf community $16 million can go very far and your neighborhood simple oozes elegance and refinement. You won’t get that in this location.

        That being said, if you like having lots of protected refuge areas as a buffer zone for privacy, then this location seems perfect for an owner that wants to golf and stay home and judging by the inland location you are desperately going to need all that screening every night if you want to venture outside.




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  • george

    A 30,000 sq ft house with 17,756 air conditioned? I would never do business with lie. I for one wish there were laws to protect the consumer from the liars.




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    • Daniel

      Not a lie. County property appraiser shows A/C sq footage as 17,756 sq ft, total sq ft as 30,534 sq ft. Total square footage include garages, covered porches, balconies, etc.




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      • george

        I stand corrected, thank you. What I would like to se is a more uniform way of measuring houses.




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  • j

    Florida is a hot market right now for the high end.
    Today, the $60 modern mansion in Miami offically sold for $47 million dollars to a Russian.
    http://www.forbes.com/sites/morganbrennan/2012/08/07/indian-creek-compound-sells-for-47-million-in-miamis-most-expensive-sale-ever/

    And also a Palm Beach mansion that was not publicly listed sold to the founder of Discount Tires for $41.5 million.

    http://www.palmbeachdailynews.com/news/news/world/deed-gay-stanley-gaines-sell-oceanfront-estate-for/nP7pC/




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    • Daniel

      My my my. I’m surprised that the Indian Creek home sold for as much as it did. With that sale and the recent $40 million one on the island, it means that the community probably qualifies as the most expensive one in the state.




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      • j

        Me too. I was expecting a sale of more around the $30 million range.




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  • rob

    Looks like I am going to be the only one on here who likes it. It looks like a palace to me and really captures an estate feel. I like where it is set on the lot with all that open space in the background. It looks like it has a good division of formal space and family space and I actually like the fountain in the foyer. I like the sort of indoor, outdoor area with the pool and the movie theater. The only thing I really don’t like is the location. It looks like it is out in the boonies. Depending on how the rest of the neighborhood shapes up it might be nice. I like the positioning and number of garages. I guess 17.000 is adequate for air conditioned space, but the number is a little confusing since it is almost twice the size.




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  • Johnny

    I liked the house until I read all the comments. (I never knew I had such poor taste.) I agree that it looks like someone tried to cut costs in the bedrooms, baths, and somewhat in the kitchen. As far as asking price… no way. There is another large home in the neighborhood that has languished on the market for several years @ $530.00 per square foot. It has more architectural details but not has good pool area, grounds, and main road location. (See link below)

    Based on sales of similar homes (size, quality, and non-gulf front) I appraise this house @ $290.00 sq/ft… furnished… MAX. Anyone beside the seller believe more? (Construction costs in 2007 – 2010 were significantly higher I’m sure but the current market is what it is.)

    “The Royal Melbourne located in The Concession offers 11,318 square feet of air-conditioned living space and 16,157 square feet under roof.”

    http://www.virtualsarasota.com/19208_Ganton_Ave/




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    • I like the house it is big and so much for just 6 people for so much money




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  • John L.

    It looks like an Embassy Suites hotel. A really bad Embassy Suites hotel.




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  • Chance

    The construction quality isn’t great for a house this size, and I find some of the rooms ugly. With that said, the house and property itself (not looking at location or price) isn’t bad. An interior redo would be nice, but it’s livable.




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  • Chris

    The library and the pool area are lovely. Everything else simply sucks.




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  • julia

    The entry hall is as bad as the cheap paintings hanging on its walls! Shame.




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