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Botanical Paradise in Boca Raton Lists for Nearly $15 Million

The home features a serene garden with a 40-foot waterfall, two lakes and plants from around the globe.

Villa Florentyna is a stunning trophy estate nestled in a secluded Boca Raton enclave and is on the market for $14.95 million. This remarkable property spans five acres of a botanical paradise, boasting unparalleled landscaping that includes a magnificent 40-foot waterfall, two lakes, a koi pond, and flora from all over the world. While strolling along the 1/3-mile walking trails, the grounds offer stunning lighting effects and botanical wonders. The primary residence features six bedrooms, seven full bathrooms, two half-baths, soaring ceilings, and an expansive floor plan, while guest quarters are currently configured as a six-person home office complete with a mini-kitchen and full bath. 

Compass in Boca Raton is managing the sale of the property at 9614 Pondwood Rd. It was built in 2005 and the property taxes are nearly $29,000 yearly. Contact Elliot Koolik at elliot.koolik@compass.com for more information.

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Drew Limsky

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Drew Limsky joined Lifestyle Media Group in August 2020 as Editor-in-Chief of South Florida Business & Wealth. His first issue of SFBW, October 2020, heralded a reimagined structure, with new content categories and a slew of fresh visual themes. “As sort of a cross between Forbes and Robb Report, with a dash of GQ and Vogue,” Limsky says, “SFBW reflects South Florida’s increasingly sophisticated and dynamic business and cultural landscape.”

Limsky, an avid traveler, swimmer and film buff who holds a law degree and Ph.D. from New York University, likes to say, “I’m a doctor, but I can’t operate—except on your brand.” He wrote his dissertation on the nonfiction work of Joan Didion. Prior to that, Limsky received his B.A. in English, summa cum laude, from Emory University and earned his M.A. in literature at American University in connection with a Masters Scholar Award fellowship.

Limsky came to SFBW at the apex of a storied career in journalism and publishing that includes six previous lead editorial roles, including for some of the world’s best-known brands. He served as global editor-in-chief of Lexus magazine, founding editor-in-chief of custom lifestyle magazines for Cadillac and Holland America Line, and was the founding editor-in-chief of Modern Luxury Interiors South Florida. He also was the executive editor for B2B magazines for Acura and Honda Financial Services, and he served as travel editor for Conde Nast. Magazines under Limsky’s editorship have garnered more than 75 industry awards.

He has also written for many of the country’s top newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, Boston Globe, USA Today, Worth, Robb Report, Afar, Time Out New York, National Geographic Traveler, Men’s Journal, Ritz-Carlton, Elite Traveler, Florida Design, Metropolis and Architectural Digest Mexico. His other clients have included Four Seasons, Acqualina Resort & Residences, Yahoo!, American Airlines, Wynn, Douglas Elliman and Corcoran. As an adjunct assistant professor, Limsky has taught journalism, film and creative writing at the City University of New York, Pace University, American University and other colleges.