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Location: Buffalo Run, Tarpon Springs, FL
Price: $15.6 million to build
Square Feet: 26,000

The owners of this home are Bill and Nancy Baumgart. Bill was the owner of Transcontinental Title Co., until he sold it in April of 2006. They originally lived in a 19,000 square foot mansion in the Countryside section of Clearwater. I guess there wasn’t enough room anymore.(19,000 sq.ft is massive if you ask me or any other normal person). So, they hired builder Jerry Glaser of Glaser Custom Homes to build them their dream home. Their home is located in a highly exclusive enclave developed by former NBA star turned real estate entrepreneur, Matt Geiger. The home has 8 bedrooms and 14 bathrooms all spread out on close to 26,000 square feet of living space. The home took 3 years to build. It includes an amazing indoor 30 foot high cobblestone piazza lined with storefronts that include a working ice cream parlor and a 1930’s style home theater with gold leaf trim. The contractor who built the home theater also helped to build Oprah Winfrey’s home! The home also has a “lazy river” style swimming pool, a massive 5,000 square foot guest house, and a 6+ car garage. The owners gave the builder a full page ad in their daily newspaper saying thank you. The cost? $49,000!

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