The heir to Mathis Brothers furniture store empire based in Oklahoma bought a recently completed home in the Four Seasons Private Residences Orlando single-family community in Walt Disney World’s Golden Oak neighborhood.
Just before the new year, a trust linked to Billy Mathis, one of two brothers currently overseeing operations of the large family-founded business, paid a little more than $6.2 million for a home along Summer Meadow Way, Orange County records show.
Residents typically have an option to buy a complete furniture package allowing the homebuilder to fill and design the interiors with complementary appliances and furnishings.
Last April, an 8,590-square-foot house on the same road sold for more than $7.9 million with the option to tack on an additional $245, 000 for furnishings.
Jones said he has administered nearly a dozen housing starts in Golden Oak throughout the year of 2020.
“All of them include a touch of Disney or Disney elements,” he said. “A lot of the times it’s a whimsical touch, sometimes built in the details and very obvious... other times more obscure.”
Homes in the Four Seasons resort community typically features large outdoor entertaining areas and secondary kitchens used for catering hotel deliveries.
“There’s a lot of dramatic elements like glass stair cases and floor-to-ceiling windows,” he said. “The interior architecture is above and beyond what is normally seen in the everyday house.”
The home that recently sold contains a large resort-style pool area with a bridge and numerous water features and fountains.
According to consumer data website Statista, Mathis Brothers was in the 24th top-ranked furniture store in the United States with sales that amounted to about $486 million in 2019 (the latest year with data). Ashley HomeStore was the largest furniture store in terms of sales with nearly $5 billion.