John W. Henry may not be a household name, but if you’re in the sports business, especially on the East Coast, his is a name that is almost certainly familiar. As the owner of major sports clubs, businesses, and a star dealmaker- his Boca Raton home is a perfect fit.
John W. Henry is a wildly successful American investor and businessman. He is the owner of the Boston Red Sox, the Liverpool Football Club, The Boston Globe and is part owner of Roush Fenway Racing. If there’s one thing we can say about Mr. Henry it’s that he loves sports, and if there are two things – it’s that he loves making money on sports.
This is the gorgeous and large front yard of the mansion with tall tropical palm trees paired with well-maintained hedges and grass lawns to complement the earthy tones of the house exterior. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
This beautiful and wide driveway is made of earthy bricks and complemented by the lush landscaping surrounding it filled with green grass and tall palm trees. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
This beautiful and bright foyer has an abundance of natural lighting coming from the glass walls and doors balanced by the hardwood flooring. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
The foyer continues on to this large open receiving area that has a wide hardwood flooring to pair with the staircase. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
This other living room beside the first one has a brown leather cushioned ottoman coffee table to pair with its beige sofa set and matching brown pillows. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
This large and bright great room has enough room to fit two living rooms. This first one is directly facing the tall glass walls and it has glass-top coffee tables to match that. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
Underneath one of the indoor balconies is a grand piano just beside the spacious living room that has a soaring ceiling paired with tall glass walls. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
A few steps away from the first piano is another piano that pairs well with the console table beside it that contrasts the bright white walls. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
This is the al fresco dining area with charming terracotta flooring tiles, sky blue ceiling and a large wood-burning pizza oven on the far wall. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
The primary bedroom of the mansion has a large sitting area across from the gorgeous bed with a dresser at its foot matching the shelves of the sitting area. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
This is the luxurious and charming primary bathroom with the same marble on its flooring, walls and bathtub inlay. The bathtub is placed under a large glass window beside the glass-enclosed shower area. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
This is the beautiful club room of the house that also houses the luxurious bar with the same dark wooden tones as the large wooden arched ceiling above. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
Aside from the bar and foosball table, the club room also has comfortable sofas and chairs for relaxation paired with matching wooden coffee tables and side tables. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
This is the lush and luxurious library with rich wooden coffered ceiling to match the wooden walls that has embedded built-in shelves with wall-mounted lamps. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
This spacious and bright room is the sun room with surrounding glass walls that bring in an abundance of natural lighting topped with a charming wooden ceiling. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
This is the state-of-the-art modern recording studio with warm gray walls brightened by the large glass window. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
This is the gorgeous covered patio with a tall patterned white ceiling with recessed lights. This is complemented by outdoor tiles and open walls featuring the beautiful scenery of the landscaping as background for the outdoor dining and sitting areas. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
This is the beautiful view that is afforded by the second floor terrace facing the back of the house. Here you can see the palm trees, pool and the water scenery beyond. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
This is the lake view of the west-end part of the home property that offers a calming and serene scenery filled with tall trees and lush grass. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
This is the extravagant pool side area with a cabana, tall palm trees and a breathtaking view of the lake beyond. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
This view of the back of the mansion shows the large glass walls and large glass windows to maximize the views, bring in natural lights and glow warmly at night giving the house an ethereal glow. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
The self-made Florida millionaire is also the owner of a $25 million home in Boca Raton in a 200-acre community called Le Lac. The home was built in 1995 on a 41,000 square foot floor plan on 6.3 acres of land overlooking a beautiful stretch of lakefront. The home is currently up for sale, listed at the above price.
Standing in the front garden we find palm trees, and a tiled driveway leading up to a front entryway finished in pillars, steps, stone, and marble. The home was inspired by Japanese architecture, with climate-controlled spaces – which is a pretty reliable way to craft a highly sought-after property.
The interior of the front entryway is as airy as it is clean, with hardwood steps and floors, expensive windows and sliding glass doors and decoration that is suggestive of Japanese styling without being too overtly so. A small, but Japanese inspired chandelier hangs a few feet within the front door and could not be more well suited for this space.
Coming away from the main entryway is what we could only describe as an extended entryway. Complete with a curving staircase, a sprawling upper level, a roamingly huge hardwood floor space, and sky-high ceilings. This space appears to have been designed for greeting large groups of guests for business or entertaining purposes. A set of causeways lead off to the left and right, imploring the entrant to explore further.
The wide and bright living space is overlooked by the primary bedroom which is contained in a “skybox” like glass-encased protrusion for the primary of the house to overlook his guests at his leisure. The living room floor is a solid piece of white marble which defies the imagination as to how they moved it in. The rear wall of this room is a massive window, the size of an average movie theater screen, which overlooks an outdoor pool area.
If you had followed the left causeway mentioned earlier, you would find a sitting area outfitted in marble, gold coffee tables and a wrap-around window the size of the one in the living room, but with wrap around sides which effectively double its size. From here, we can see that the upper level in the extended entryway is open to this room on its opposite side and is accessible from here via a solid wood spiral staircase.
One gets the impression that Mr. Henry felt the need to address his guests frequently, and he can certainly do that here. But it’s understandable since there’s no doubt that business deals of epic proportions are hammered out in this space.