Instead of walking back and forth between different windows in his Florida beach house, the toy executive Horst Brandstätter, owner of the Playmobil company, just presses a button to rotate his wood-accented living room up to 360-degrees. This engineering feature came about because the octogenarian German millionaire wanted to be able to gaze at the ocean in the morning, and then watch the sun set over an inland waterway at night.
The Jupiter Island property on 9.4 acres comes with about 500 feet of coastline on each side, a pool, a boat dock, a putting green, and seven bedrooms spread across three buildings (the 8,400-square-foot main house and two guest cottages). It was just listed for $45M, which is a steep discount from the $62.5M that Brandstätter's famous neighbor, Celine Dion, is asking for her much-smaller spread.
· 440 S Beach Road, Jupiter Island, Florida [Engel & Völkers USA]
· Playmobil Tycoon's Florida Home, With Rotating Room, Lists for $45 Million [WSJ]
· All On the Market posts [Curbed National]