Walt Disney’s Former Estate on the Market for $90 Million


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Walt Disney’s former Carolwood estate has been listed on the market for $90 million. Situated on approximately four acres of land and spanning 35,000 square feet, the mansion has eight bedrooms and 17 bathrooms.

According to the listing with The Agency, the mansion, which was built in 2001 and has three levels and includes eight bedrooms, 17 bathrooms, four acres of land, a wine cellar, pool house, tennis court, putting green, custom movie room, library, three bars, gym, two safe rooms, separate quarters for help and special event staff that includes two beds and a living room accessible through a service entrance in the garage, a Gavin de Becker security systems with Crestron monitors throughout the house, a two-story oval foyer with crown molding and verde jade marble flooring, children’s suites, main rooms with 12’ high ceilings and three inch-thick mahogany doors, living room with 15’ ceilings, and more.

The Disney family laid claim to the property more than six decades ago and the estate’s current owner is Gabriel Brener, chief executive of private investment firm Brener International Group and co-owner of the Houston Dynamo soccer team, according to Forbes. Brener purchased the home in 1998 for $8.45 million and built the current mansion on the land in 2001. To add acreage, Brener also purchased the lot next door.

Remnants of Disney’s time on the property remain, including a 90-foot underground tunnel and an ivy-covered miniature stone archway with the date “1950” at the entrance.

Listing agent Mauricio Umansky told Forbes in an exclusive interview, “This is a true, true definition of a trophy property.” Co-listing agent Jay Harries said, “It’s a very special property that isn’t going to sell quietly, but we try to market it as quietly as possible and keeping it off the MLS is one of the tactics.”

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