It didn’t take long for designer and pop-culture maven Tommy Hilfiger and his wife—designer Dee Ocleppo—to sell their latest South Florida property. The couple picked up the home last year for about $34 million, and made a measly million dollars on the sale; the transfer of ownership was conducted quietly.
The home’s floor space is substantial, measuring nearly 14,000 square feet of interiors that are both warm and formal; the living style is traditional, European-influenced Caribbean, with soft, warm tones, stenciled embellishments, period-style lighting, and arched windows giving it a gentle personality.
Leaded glass, carved and inlaid wood, and ornate ceilings cover the more formal side of things. The warm-weather estate is a classic tropical sprawler, with one floor throughout. 20-foot ceilings give it a heady sense of proportion.
The enclosed patio facing the water veers into flowery, with a colonnade of carved and polished stone. It looks out onto the lushly landscaped pool and sunlounge, which is flanked with an edge-of-wild border of tropical plants. The just under one-acre slice of beachfront features a long strip of lawn sloping away toward 203 feet of beach frontage.
The house was built expressly for Lord Anthony Jacobs and his wife, Lady Evelyn, in 1998. The home was listed at $43 million in 2016. Lord Jacobs passed away in 2014.