A sprawling waterfront estate owned by Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister and wife Nikki DeBartolo is now for sale in South Tampa.
The 9,332-square-foot home was purchased by the couple in 2010 for $5,150,000, and sits on two waterfront lots.
According to the listing, the three-story mansion comes with six bedrooms and eight bathrooms, as well as two kitchens, a wine cellar, an elevator, a gym, a dog park, a four-car garage, pool, media room, library, an "entertainment dock" and a "pristine yacht facility."
The current asking price is $15,499,00, which would be more than any home sold
in the Tampa Bay area over the last year. As of now, only Derek Jeter's Davis Islands estate has sold for more, at $22.5 million back in 2021.
A few things worth noting in the listing photos included a framed version of the "One Kiss Changed Everything
" story, which was first published in the St. Petersburg Times in 2005, and documents the couple's courtship and eventual marriage. Notably, there's also a banner hanging in Chad's gym with the phrase "Be a bad ass with a good ass."
Before it was even completed in 2003, the Sunset Park behemoth estate was the subject of controversy, and was referred to as a "Titanic" and one of South Tampa's first "McMansions" in a 2002 St. Petersburg Times article titled "Neighborhood Monsters
"It is called a McMansion, a monster house, a house that looms over the neighborhood," said the St. Petersburg Times. "Some say it is the American dream to own such a home. Others say it is what is wrong with supersized America."
Chronister, a registered Republican who's been Hillsborough County's sheriff since 2017, married Nikki DeBartolo back in 2010. Her father is billionaire Eddie DeBartolo Jr., the former San Francisco 49ers owner who famously pleaded guilty in a 1998 corruption case but was later pardoned
by former president Donald Trump.
The home's listing agent is Toni Everett, with the Toni Everett Company.