Jon Bon Jovi’s one-out, one-in day of Palm Beach real estate wheeling and dealing left a large Florida Mediterranean-style beachfront in the dust—to the tune of a nearly $20 million sale price—and brought a larger, more expressive Mediterranean down the street into the fold for a cool $43 million. It must be noted that the legendary rocker is no stranger to this price bracket; he sold his Manhattan penthouse in 2015 for $37.5 million. He currently owns an unusually fine manse in New Jersey; that property is on the market.
The waterfront villa in question here is designed around a semi-enclosed courtyard. Its interior living areas total 10,232 square feet. Details include high ceilings, stone fireplaces, millwork, and ornate ceilings. A series of sets of French doors transition room to room, or indoor to outdoor.
Outstanding spaces in the home include the living room, which features a raw timber ceiling, giving the house an overt Caribbean overtone; hand-grooved hardwood plank adds another touch of rusticity, and the oversize glass surveys the groomed lawn and the ocean beyond. The service-ready kitchen is divided from the dining room by a swinging door, and features a butler’s pantry, marble countertops, backsplash and island cap, and custom cabinetry in off-white.
Amenities include multiple elevators and a home fitness room; accommodations amount to seven bedrooms and twelve baths or powder rooms. But the outdoor living areas are most compelling overall. Covered lounging areas, colonnades, a cabana, a pool and a double staircase are arranged in and around the courtyard layout, with a vibrant array of tropical and semi-tropical plantings giving a romantic Floridian atmosphere to the whole.
Bon Jovi—the man—still has a few hits left in him. Bon Jovi—the band—was slated to start touring on a new album earlier this year, but the whole thing was delayed for obvious reasons. The album, titled Bon Jovi: 2020, is now expected to come out in October.