December 10, 2021

The historic Florida beach house of Henry F. du Pont is now for sale

 A winter vacation home with ties to one of the richest families in American history is on the market, just a couple hours south of Tampa Bay.

Located at 210 Banyan St. on the barrier island of Boca Grande,  the home was completed in 1926 and designed by prominent architect F. Burrall Hoffman, who was known for building extravagant  homes for extravagantly rich tycoons, like  farming equipment magnate James Deering's Villa Vizcaya in Miami.

The
Colonial Revival mansion was the primary vacationing home of horticulturist and art collector Henry Francis du Pont, of the insanely wealthy industrialist du Pont family.

Many renovations and owners later, the 4,742-square-foot home now comes with five bedrooms and six bathrooms, as well as a pool, multiple terraces, and ton of modern upgrades.

The current asking price is $10,250,000, and the listing agents are Jeff Moore and Donna Moore of Gulf To Bay Sotheby's International.
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The historic Florida beach house of Henry F. du Pont is now for sale
Photos via Realtor
The historic Florida beach house of Henry F. du Pont is now for sale
Photos via Realtor
The historic Florida beach house of Henry F. du Pont is now for sale
Photos via Realtor
The historic Florida beach house of Henry F. du Pont is now for sale
Photos via Realtor
The historic Florida beach house of Henry F. du Pont is now for sale
Photos via Realtor

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