The owners of England's fastest growing wine import company are now part-time residents of Reunion Resort.
Tony and Veronica Cleary, founders of Lanchester Group, paid $2.1 million for a nearly 10,000-square-foot estate home on Legends Corner in the golf resort. The custom home was built in 2013 on a double lot and boasts a four-car garage with separate golf cart garage and an elevator.
About the only thing it doesn't have is a temperature-controlled wine cellar.
The Clearys didn't have one in 1980 when Tony quit his job to start Lanchester Wine Cellars, according to a profile by The Times of London. They now supply more than 1,000 clients across Northern England and have grown the company to add a bottling plant and on-site sustainable energy plant.
Top Villas Realty founder Penny Stokes-Hilton represented the buyers.
"They were here on vacation, and they just loved the area," she said. They were drawn to the 9-bedroom house because of its size, finishes and huge pool.
The private gymnasium and 18-seat theater room with Control 4 Home automation also were key selling points, per Stokes-Hilton. The zoning allows for short-term rentals.
"They're going to be using it a lot themselves -- they have several grown children," she said. "When they aren't using it, they're going to market it as a vacation rental."
"Everything in that home was oversized," Triton parnter Mike Donnelly told GrowthSpotter. "There must have been four or five 80-inch TVs. The master had separate his and hers bathrooms, connected by a walk-through closet."
"He wanted to upgrade, so that's what we're doing," Donnelly said. "We're going to be building his dream home on a triple-lot right next to Jack Nicklaus's house on the golf course."