An heiress to the Bacardi estate has purchased a 9,027-square-foot mansion set on four-tenths of an acre in the gated Four Seasons Private Residences subdivision at Golden Oak on the Walt Disney World resort property for a recorded $6,899,000.
Custom builder Stonebridge Homes was the seller, having purchased the lot in June 2015 for $1.274 million. The home, called Bonavento, is featured on the builder’s website. It was listed for $6,989,000, with an option for $385,000 in furnishings.
Buyer Hilda Maria Bacardi, the great-great granddaughter of the Cuban-originated rum producer, is listed alongside Marlene J. Carbonell as trustees of the Hilda Maria Bacardi Living Trust in purchasing the new home, which was designed in an “Italianate” theme and backs up to a natural area.
The interior also features a two-story great room lined with balconies, according to the website listing, along with a theater, a club room and an elevator. An interior-courtyard pool, spa, outdoor kitchen and double-sided fireplace provide outdoor living spaces. A rooftop terrace also has a fireplace. A three-car garage and golf-cart storage also is part of the home.
Buyers in the new neighborhood may dine at the resort's six restaurants or book in-home catering and spa services, the Orlando Sentinel has reported. They also may use the resort's golf course, Tranquilo; its clay tennis courts; adult-only and family pools; lazy river and water slides; and watch weekly "dive-in" movies.
Bacardi recently sold her Coral Gables waterfront estate. That 12-bedroom, Mediterranean-style home went for $19 million, Forbes reported in June, after eight years of construction and being listed for sale for as much as $26.26 million.
Bacardi is according to numerous media reports the sister of Facundo L. Bacardi, great-great grandson of company founder Don Facundo Bacardi Masso. He serves as chairman of the board for the distiller, now based in Bermuda with offices in south Florida, and managing director of Coral Gables-based Apache Capital LLC.
Stonebridge, which could not be immediately reached for comment, also includes builds at nearby Isleworth and Keene’s Pointe in its portfolio, as well as Lake Nona Golf & Country Club or on owners’ homesites throughout Central Florida, according to its website.