33 bedrooms, and 9 other things to know about the most expensive residence ever sold in Florida

Billionaire Jim Clark bought this massive estate, foreground, last year for a recorded $ 94.17 million on the south end of Manalapan near Palm Beach. The property recently changed hands for $ 173 million, making it the most expensive apartment sale in Florida.

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An estate just south of Palm Beach has sold for $ 173 million, setting a record for the most expensive residential property ever to change hands in Florida.

A company controlled by software billionaire Larry Ellison of Oracle bought the ocean-to-lake estate at 2000 S. Ocean Blvd. in Manalapan from an trust linked to Netscape co-founder Jim Clark, according to the deed recorded Wednesday.

Manalapan has seen a higher-than-average number of sales topping $ 20 million since the coronavirus pandemic sent the South Florida real estate market into overdrive. As the supply of waterfront estates in Palm Beach has dwindled, buyers have gradually looked south to Manalapan and its ocean-to-lake properties, boosting values ​​there.