An Egyptian triathlete and his brother paid $1.1 million on Aug. 25 to buy their mother a custom home in Keene's Pointe, within walking distance to The Golden Bear country club.
Located on Beaufort Court on the 18th green of the Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course, the four-bed, four-bath home with 4,844 square feet of living area was built in 1999, and occupies 0.39 acres.
The custom home built by J Richard Watson Construction Co features a heated pool, den/library, breakfast bar and walk-in pantry in the kitchen, and an updated lanai with travertine decking and summer kitchen, per a listing online.
The buyers were Omar Nour, an Egyptian professional triathlete competing in the International Triathlon Union circuit, and his brother Diaa A. Nour. The two were born in Cairo, moved to Switzerland as young children in the early 1980s, then moved to the United States in 1992 where they attended high school and college.
The brothers formed a telecommunications and call center firm in Maryland, Tot Solutions, which led Omar to work 120-hour weeks and become overweight, according to a biography on his website. He entered a Washington, D.C., triathlon in 2007 on a dare from a friend, fell in love with the three-sport format, and began racing as a pro in 2010 under Egypt's flag.
"They had their mother on the tour. It was refreshing to see these brothers take care of their parents. They were very nice, genuine guys," said Mike Stewart of Southern Realty Group, listing agent for the home.
The home sold within three days of listing. The buyer was represented by Frank Del Toro of Suzi Karr Realty.
Omar gave Diaa power of attorney last week to execute the purchase, who sourced a 30-year fixed mortgage from Apex Home Loans, Inc., worth $880,000, with an interest rate of 4.125 percent.
The sellers were James C. Garrett and Lynda S. Garrett of Denton, Texas, who paid $120,000 for the custom home back in September 1998. James is a retired CEO of ECC International Corp., in Orlando, which designs, manufactures and markets computer-controlled training simulators.