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Movie-themed vacation home on Reunion golf course sells for $1.6M

The original owners found inspiration in their favorite movies for this game room, one of two in the 6,400-square-foot vacation home.

A palatial, movie-themed vacation home overlooking Reunion's Jack Nicklaus golf course sold for $1.6 million recently after just 11 days on the market.

Listing broker Penny Stokes-Hilton said the sellers, David and Leslie Grimm of Dublin, Ohio, worked closely with Legacy Custom Built Homes and with their own interior designer to add custom murals and features that serve as an homage to their favorite movies.


Some designer touches include a wizard-themed kids' room with a secret door hidden in the bookshelf that leads to a karaoke studio.

The movie-themes extends to each of the kids' bedrooms, which have secret doors that lead to a private karaoke studio.

"It's just the cutest house," she said. "They put a lot of care into every detail."


Iconic sci-fi characters decorate the floor-to-ceiling mural in the kids' game room. The adults have a separate game room with wet bar, pool table and balcony overlooking the pool and spa. There's also a movie room with a 100-inch projection screen with Blu-ray player, Apple TV 2, surround sound and leather stadium-style seating.

The spacious vacation home has a private pool and spa with a covered patio and summer kitchen.

"They used it as a second home, and they rented it out when they weren't here," Stokes-Hilton said. "The whole family loved it. They really enjoyed the whole project, but they were ready to move on to something else."

Managed by Magical Vacation Homes, the seven-bedroom, 6,400-square-foot home on Muirfield Loop sleeps 21 and rents for anywhere from $800 to $1,500 per night, based on the season.

"They wanted the home to have an open feeling, so there's a large kitchen with a huge breakfast bar and lots of space to entertain," Stokes-Hilton said.

The buyers, Juliana and Alex Mallmann, were represented by Ryan McNally. Mr. Mallmann is president and CEO of Mercedes-Benz Financial Services.

This is the couple's third investment property in Reunion. They previously owned a vacation home on Linkside Loop and a lot on Grand Traverse Parkway, which they sold in late March.

The couple are currently living in China and have homes all over the world, Stokes-Hilton said.

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