Burt Reynolds’ House Still on the Market at $4.9 Million
August 22, 2015 | Richard Sites
Burt Reynolds is Jupiter’s most famous son even though he was not born here. His father was police chief in Riviera Beach just to our south, but Reynolds adopted our great Jupiter lifestyle. He attended FSU and was at one time the highest paid actor in the world. His ranch in Jupiter Farms was once a tourist attraction and B.J. Stryker and Smokey and the Bandit were filmed in part in Jupiter.
In April, 2014, the 153-acre rural Burt Reynolds ranch property was rezoned for residential use so the Palm Beach County school system could sell it to residential developer K. Hovnanian Homes.
For decades he has owned a home on the Intracoastal Waterway named “Valhalla” and has been trying to sell it since we were at the top of the market.
When he originally listed the house about 10 years ago, it was priced near $15 million. It has a main house, a guest house and gazebo and his office filled with mementos of his movie career. Some other artifacts were displayed in a local museum which has since been torn down.
The house was built in 1975 and the total living space is over 12,000 square feet. As you walk through the aging house, through the office and around the pool you think of all the folks that must have visited here like Loni Anderson, Burt Convy, Tammy Wynette, Dinah Shore, Lorna Luft, Chris Evert, Sally Field and Dom Deluise.
The long, narrow lot is over 3 acres in size and has Jonathan Dickinson State Park on the north side and the Intracoastal Waterway on the east. Across the water is Jupiter Island. This means peace and quiet.
Other homes along this stretch of Federal Highway have languished on the market for years before finding a buyer. One home just to the south was listed at $8+ million for years before they took about $5 million for it.
Often these historic sites have difficulty finding a new owner and someone who knows what to do with the memorabilia and has the money to maintain such a property. This is how Donald Trump got Mar-A-Lago. It was donated to the National Park Service who could not afford to maintain it so Trump bought it for $5 million.
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