Saturday, December 22, 2012

More Views of Rory McIlroy's New $9.5M Florida Home

Here are some more photos of Rory McIlroy's new house, which he recently purchased for $9.5 million in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. The house is in a small, gated community named Old Gate, and it backs up to the Intracoastal Waterway. Presumably, Rory - and his love, Caroline Wozniacki - will have a nice, big boat of some sort, probably a yacht, sitting soon in the water out back.

Rory's house, by the way, is the one with the dark gray roof; the sort of rusty tan-colored roof next door is the neighbor's house. On the other side of Rory's new Florida house is, currently, an empty lot.

If I was Rory, I'd buy that empty lot myself to prevent anyone moving in next door. Because, looking at these photos makes it clear: This home doesn't really come with much in the way of seclusion or privacy. Privacy from riff-raff like you and me, sure; privacy from rich riff-raff? Not so much.

I'm sure the home is absolutely lovely indoors; it has six bedrooms and nine bathrooms. It's less than a mile from The Bear's Club. It has "a center glass core and window views everywhere throughout the house. It's really an updated Frank Lloyd Wright turned modern. Multiple party patios on multiple levels and on opposite sides ... a putting green is already in place."

So, you know, I'm not saying I would turn it down. But ...

... I'm really not that impressed, either. Look at all those houses crammed together, all those people crammed together. Rory really doesn't even have his own private driveway. That roundabout that is directly in front of Rory's home? It's actually the entryway for four different houses, including Rory's.

Or maybe my tastes or just more hifalutin' that Rory McIlroy's tastes! Probably a good thing that I don't have enough money to live "up" to my tastes.

Photo Credits: Jeff Lichtenstein specializes in marketing real estate from Juno Beach oceanfront condos to http://www.jeffrealty.com/boca-raton. His Father, Cary Lichtenstein, a resident of Admirals Cove, has rated golf courses for GolfWeek magazine and has played all Top-100 courses in the US. He enjoys helping high net-worth buyers and sellers with their real estate needs.

Update: Watch a video showing the interior of Rory's house. It's gorgeous on the inside. Lesson learned: Don't just a house by its roof.

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