Nick Price, a retired former top-ranked golfer, is trying once again to sell his estate on Florida’s Jupiter Island, this time for $17 million.
He previously listed it for close to $22 million in 2016 and took it off the market early last year, according to Zillow.
Before the virus, the Jupiter market was sputtering and price cuts were plentiful. Now sales are increasing as buyers from the Northeast, now able to work from home, head south. A recent report by Douglas Elliman shows that sales in the Jupiter and Palm Beach Gardens areas, including Jupiter Island, were up 19.3% in the third quarter compared with the same period last year. The median sales price was up 15.8%.
Tracy Ward of the Eklund|Gomes Team at Douglas Elliman, one of the agents representing Mr. Price this time around, declined to comment on his reasons for selling but said he is motivated. “I think he wants to sell. That’s clear with the new price point, we’re pricing it to move,” she said.
The Zimbabwean golfer has three major championships under his belt, including PGA Championships in 1992 and 1994 and the Open Championship in 1994. He bought the land for $4 million in 1994, records show. He had the home custom designed in traditional style with African influences in the late-1990s, Ms. Ward said.