Opulent isn’t the word for this $9 million off-water home in Naples

If a house in Long Beach can be too rich, too overly opulent, a bit past palatial, it would look like the huge and private Naples home just listed at $8,995,500 at 93 Giralda Walk.

It’s a staggering amount for an off-water property in Naples, far eclipsing the typical highs of around $3 million that the more spectacular houses without a waterfront location fetch.

What’s more, if listing Realtor Josh Reef, of the Beverly Hills office of Douglas Elliman Beverly Hills, succeeds in getting the asking price, it will be a sale in excess of any recent residential real estate transactions in Long Beach, including last year’s top-dollar property, the 1.28-acre Casa Oceana just west of the Belmont Pier with 225 feet of ocean frontage that sold for $7.25 million, almost $5 million shy of its initial listing of $12 million, and the 2018 sale of a Treasure Island home at 19 Sea Isle Drive, that sold for $7.2 million.

So the Giralda Walk home is indeed a hot and prestigious property.

Once you step foot inside this 7,730-square-foot mansion, your first thought is to dispose of the word “opulent,” as being woefully insufficient as you stand in a marble-floor foyer with its towering ceiling, a grand staircase leading to the second floor and enough wood paneling to build a couple of bungalows, all illuminated by a crystal chandelier. If you didn’t already know what the price tag was, you’d be afraid to look and it would be untoward to ask.

The foyer/entry features a grand staircase and a crystal chandelier. Photo by Doyle Terry, courtesy of Josh Reef.

“It’s a compound,” Reef said of the sprawling property with its five bedrooms and nine bathrooms. Four of the bedrooms are on the second floor and each has its own en suite bathroom. The lavishly appointed master and its bath are on the lower level.

The balance of the first floor is for entertainment and relaxation. Pick a room, any room. The kitchen is perfectly appointed for military-grade partying. “It can easily handle catering for 100 people or more,” said Reef.

As you hike around the rest of the floor you’ll stumble upon an elegant formal dining room, two fireplaces, a handsome library, a large family room, onyx powder rooms and baths, a sun room/gym, a spa and exercise pool, a wine room, a full bar and a three-car garage.

Wood and more wood gives elegance to the formal dining room. Photo by Doyle Terry courtesy of Josh Reef.

Upstairs, along with the five bedrooms and their bathrooms—everywhere, marble battles with wood for dominance (the wood wins, but it’s a brutal fight)—you’ll find one of the home’s two laundry rooms (the other is in the garage), outdoor terraces and another family room staged as a home theater.

The buyer will want to carry on the tradition of lavish decorating for the holidays, because the residence is a perennial award-winner in the Naples Improvement Association’s Home Decorating Contest.

Among the home’s former owners are Long Beach auto dealership owner Mike Salta and most recently the family of Mike Campbell, a noted boat racer and yachtsman and founder and owner of the warehouse and transportation company Mike Campbell and Associates, Ltd. Campbell died in 2008.

 

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Tim Grobaty is a columnist and opinions editor for the Long Beach Post. He began his newspaper career at the Press-Telegram in 1976 as a copy boy and moved on to feature writer, music critic, TV critic, copy editor and daily columnist. He’s the author of several books, including I’m Dyin’ Here, and he lives in Long Beach.
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