Notable Home Sales

Four Seasons spec home in Golden Oak sells for $5.8M

Luxury homebuilder Rial Jones built this contemporary estate in the Four Seasons Private Residences on speculation. He sold it, furnished, for $6 million upon completion.

One of the first homes you see when you enter the Four Seasons Private Residences at Disney’s Golden Oak has a new owner.

The home on Autumn Mist Lane just sold for $5.8 million. It stands out in Golden Oak as one of just a handful of modern-contemporary style homes. Jones Clayton Construction built the five bedroom, five bathroom, four half-bathroom home on spec and sold it the same week they finished it.


“It has beautiful views of the conservation area behind the house and the lakefront to the side of the house,” said Rial Jones, President of Jones Clayton Construction. “It’s a little more contemporary than most of the more traditional architecture in Golden Oak. They're kind of few and far between, but they've always proven to be very popular and have always sold quickly.”

Jones told GrowthSpotter the type of architecture is good for the Florida resort environment. “It allows for big expanses of glass and floor to ceiling windows and doors and big open rooms that open up to the pool and living areas,” he said. “In this house, the pool actually comes right up to the window and kind of circles around the family room and living room, so the water’s edge is literally at the living room floor. It’s very dramatic.”

Floor to ceiling windows in the living room look out to the expansive swimming pool. The buyer paid an additional $200,000 for the furnishings and artwork.

Jones said the buyer is from Palm Beach and will use it as a vacation home. Public records list the buyer as a trust with Robert I. Gease at trustee.

The new owners will have special access to Disney and to all the Four Seasons Resort has to offer, including an in-home amenity.

“[This home] does have two kitchens which is kind of unique for the Four Seasons houses,” Jones explained. “They have a completely separate kitchen where the Four Seasons staff can prepare and cater for parties and drop off flowers or laundry, or whatever, so Four Seasons has a separate entrance to the house.”

Because it is in Golden Oak, there are also some Disney touches.

“There are some hidden Mickeys in the stonework in the house and also in the inlays of the wood flooring,” Jones said. “One is a lot more hidden than the other.”

All of the furniture was sold with the house at an additional $200,000. “It’s part of what makes the house. Everything custom-selected for that house, so we think it should be part of the overall picture.”

The home is 6,468 square feet of indoor living space and includes a guest suite with a private entrance. The main entrance is also very different.

“The courtyard approach is pretty unique. There is a large stone motorcourt as you come into the house that is inlaid with a geometric pattern with brass separating the stone,” Jones explained. “The house surrounds the motorcourt and the way it is all lit up at night is very dramatic.”


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