Red Sox owner John W. Henry asks $25 million for mammoth Florida mansion

Red Sox owner John W. Henry has put his 27,000-square-foot mansion in Florida on the market for $25 million.
(Douglas Elliman Real Estate)

Fresh off his squad’s World Series victory, Boston Red Sox owner John W. Henry is hoping to score a win in the real estate game. His palatial estate in Florida is on the market for a cool $25 million.

Should it sell for even close to that, it’ll be a sizable return on investment for the billionaire. He bought the 6.3-acre plot in 1991 for $850,000 and finished erecting the mansion four years later, according to the listing brokerage.

Named “The House of Peace” for its Japanese influences, the custom mansion sits lakefront in Le Lac — a 200-acre, 32-home community in Boca Raton. The home offers seven bedrooms and 14.5 bathrooms across 27,832 square feet.


Clean lines and open spaces make up the interior, which receives light through floor-to-ceiling windows and skylights. On the main level, there’s a foyer with a sweeping staircase, a two-story living room and a rounded family room.

Amenities and custom rooms fill out the rest of the floor plan, including a movie theater with a concession stand, a sports bar, a library with cherry wood walls, a gym, a loft with card tables and an underground wine cellar. A recording studio takes in views of the water through picture windows.

In the guest wing, there’s space for hosting and entertaining in the form of a kitchenette, a playroom and a living room with an Olympic-style ping-pong table and floors.

Outside, a palm-topped swimming pool with cabana seating sits across from an outdoor kitchen with a pizza oven. Lighted walkways, a clay tennis court and a pair of motor courts complete the landscaped grounds.

Seneda Adzem of Douglas Elliman holds the listing.

In addition to the Red Sox, Henry also owns the Boston Globe and Liverpool Football Club. As of November, his estimated net worth is $2.6 billion, according to Forbes. | Twitter: @jflem94