Often, when someone is madly in love, they try their best to get hold of whoever or whatever they’re in love with. And that’s what renowned fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger and his wife, Dee Ocleppo, did.
Recently, the power couple snapped up a Mediterranean-style home in Palm Beach, Florida, for $21 million. They bought this property from healthcare entrepreneur and real-estate investor Donald R. Dizney. Surprisingly, it wasn’t their first investment in the Palm Beach area; earlier in March, the duo had purchased a $9 million house in the same town.
A quick flashback
Donald Dizney and his wife, Irene, bought this estate in 2003 for $3.94 million. They spent three years building the whole structure according to their taste before listing it in December 2019.
For the sale, they hired broker Christian Angle of Christian Angle Real Estate, who at first listed the house for $22.5 million but later reduced the price to $21.5 million. That’s when the Hilfiger’s noticed the estate and tried to purchase it.
A tour around the beautiful property
Located on a lakefront lot at 313 Dunbar Road, the house comprises three bedrooms and four-and-a-half bathrooms. It has roomy living areas, columned courtyards, a beautiful dining space, a modern kitchen with stone worktops, and a stunning library. From the guest’s point of view, the property is perfect for hosting lavish parties and cozy dinners. It’s also great for spending quality time with family.
The house has an elegant master bedroom on the second floor, which has a private sitting area, walk-in closets, gender-specific washrooms, and decks facing the water body.
The outdoor space is even better than the indoors. It has tall palm trees and numerous shrubs scattered throughout the lush backyard. It also has a barbecue terrace, a lakeside pool, and a concrete dock.
There’s a two-car garage too, which surprisingly isn’t just limited to keeping cars. It comes with a guest apartment on the second floor, which means the Hilfigers have more space to offer to guests.
Other properties deals involving the Hilfigers
Before buying the $9 million house in the Palm Beach area, the Hilfigers had sold their 22-acre Greenwich estate for $45 million. After the sale, Tommy opened up about his love for the Greenwich property to the Wall Street Journal. He said that he had sold many properties, but none of them were like this one.
The fashion designer regarded the Greenwich estate as a “masterpiece.” Even before selling it, he owned a much larger oceanfront mansion at 100 Casa Bendita, which he had sold for $35 million in 2018.