Porsche’s new 911 cars sat glimmering on the driveway of a newly built home in Bay Hill during an open house event during the Arnold Palmer Invitational tournament in March.
For an entire week, the 6,642-square-foot home at 6159 Harbour Town Ct. had a live DJ, The Grand Bohemian Hotel catering food and wine, Porsche of South Orlando bringing four of their cars on display and floral arrangements from Le Bouquet Fleurs.
“I always like raising the bar in real estate,” listing agent Simon Simaan with The Simon Simaan Group told GrowthSpotter.
“It was the most amazing open house ever. We had around 1,500 people come by from the tournament. I had custom business cards for the property that read www.11BayHill.com and ran out completely.”
The work paid off. The six-bedroom home sold for $3 million last week — Porsches not included.
According to a deed recorded in Orange County an entity led by Sean Caywood, president of Caywood Financial, Inc., sold the house to Niels Sundberg, the former CEO and president of Denmark aviation company SUN-AIR.
The company provides scheduled and charter flights to select destinations in northwestern Europe as a franchise partner of British Airways. Sundberg founded the company in 1978 and retired in 2017, but still owns a majority of the company, according to Denmark news website JydskeVestkysten.
The house sits on a little less than an acre on the eleventh hole of the Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club & Lodge golf course. It features about 250 feet of unobstructed views of the PGA course and its own entrance gate.
“It is the only home that is privately gated in Bay Hill,” Simaan said.
According to marketing material 11 Bay Hill took almost two years to complete and was designed to enjoy panoramic views.
Notable features include its Calacatta porcelain tiles, 22-foot ceilings heights with 9-foot sliders, a 534 bottle wine cellar, WiFi ceiling fans, a summer kitchen, an expansive balcony and a glass mosaic infinity-edge heated pool that includes a spa with fire bowls.
Simaan also brought the buyer. He declined to name the parties involved citing confidentiality agreements.
The exclusive Bay Hill community consists of about 665 houses that surround the Arnold Palmer's Bay Hill golf course. Homes in the community could fetch between $1 to $2 million, while waterfront homes often trade for prices northward of $2 million, Simaan said.