Burt Reynolds Slashes Price on Florida Manse to $4.9 Million
We love the listing photos that show piles of books in almost all rooms. Who knew Reynolds -- former Florida State football halfback, "Boogie Nights" actor, mustachioed-man-about-town -- was such a prolific reader?
Reynolds most recently made headlines by auctioning off part of his Hollywood memorabilia collection. (See the results here.) But the 78-year-old star has denied reports he sold the collection because he was bankrupt, saying before the sale, "I want everyone to know that contrary to what all the news outlets are saying, I am not broke."
At last weekend's auction in Las Vegas, Reynolds' black-and-gold, 1977 Pontiac Trans Am, similar to the one in "Smokey and the Bandit," sold for $450,000. The football helmet he wore in "The Longest Yard" fetched $20,480, and his 1998 Golden Globe award for best supporting actor in "Boogie Nights" went for $21,760.
As for Reynolds' Palm Beach County home, it originally was listed for $10.5 million in 2008, Variety says, meaning Reynolds has cut the price in half. He reportedly bought the property in 1980 for $700,000.
The 12,538 square-foot manse with a Mediterranean air has its own helipad and includes:
- five bedrooms and seven full baths.
- 3.39 acres on the Intracoastal Waterway overlooking Jupiter Island.
- 20-seat cinema.
- separate guesthouse.
- octagonal screened cabana next to the pool.
- private dock.
- four-car garage.